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A Message from the Dean
Welcome to and thank you for visiting the website of the Faculty of Science/Graduate School of Science at Tokyo Metropolitan University.
The Faculty of Science/Graduate School of Science consists of four departments: Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences. In Academic Year 2020, the university renamed its Japanese name from 首都大学東京 (Shuto-Daigaku-Tokyo) to 東京都立大学 (Tokyo-Toritsu-Daigaku), with the English name unchanged. The four departments inherit the history and tradition from the former Tokyo Metropolitan University and conduct cutting-edge research, the results of which are highly evaluated worldwide.
All of our four fields of study are classified as “Basic Sciences”. The word “basic” may sound plain; however, the paths to application and utilization of science would be undependable without this scientific foundation. Fundamental science alone, however, is not enough, and modern society demands this be united with an applied perspective. To respond to this demand, the Graduate School of Science offers cross-disciplinary programs in cooperation with the Graduate Schools of System Design and Human Health Sciences, both of which are more focused on applied areas.
In the Faculty/Graduate School of Science, our faculty devote themselves in their respective fields to the attainment of education and research excellence with a focus on Basic Sciences to respond to all those interested in Basic Sciences, especially to the undergraduate and graduate students.
Graduate School of Science
TMU's Graduate School of Science comprises four departments in the basic scientific fields of Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences. The Graduate School of Science also has three research institutes attached to it: the Research Center for Space Science, the Research Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and the Research Center for Superconductivity Science and Engineering. The Graduate School of Science implements a unique educational program that aims to use the systematic, comprehensive establishment of the foundations of basic knowledge to strengthen the ability to identify and solve the various problems related to the field of natural science. In particular, the Graduate School of Science strives to provide an interdisciplinary education that emphasizes practical application, seeking to cultivate innovative researchers capable of undertaking research in a wide range of fields, along with high-level experts. Making effective use of the Cooperation Graduate School system, the Graduate School of Science has been able to forge links with researchers at other research institutes within Japan, and to undertake cutting-edge research in collaboration with professors at other graduate schools. The research carried out at TMU's Graduate School of Science is world-class, including not only basic and fundamental research but also research that aims to use the results achieved in this basic and fundamental research to develop new applications. The Graduate School of Science has also implemented many national research projects assisted by the Japanese government.