Education | Feb 20

Tokyo University Plans New 5-Year Course with Half International Students

TOKYO, Feb 20 (News On Japan) - The University of Tokyo has decided to establish a new 5-year educational program in the fall of 2027, aiming to nurture talent capable of solving global societal issues such as decarbonization.

According to the University of Tokyo, the new program, "College of Design," will be established in the fall of 2027, allowing students to study across various academic disciplines.

The program combines four years of undergraduate studies with one year of graduate studies. To attract outstanding students from around the world, the university plans to recruit students for the fall semester, a common practice in Western universities, and conduct all classes in English.

The new program aims to develop world-class talent and research capable of addressing global issues such as "decarbonization" and "biodiversity."

The enrollment capacity is expected to be around 100 students, with half of them being international students. According to sources, the university plans to announce the details of the entrance examination during the 2024 academic year.

Source: TBS


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