The University of Tsukuba aims to establish free exchange and close relationships in both basic and applied sciences with educational and research organizations and academic communities in Japan and overseas. While developing these relationships, we intend to pursue education and research to cultivate men and women with creative intelligence and rich human qualities.
The University of Tsukuba endeavors to contribute to the progress of science and culture. Formerly, Japanese universities tended to remain cloistered in their own narrow, specialized fields, creating polarization, stagnation in education and research and alienation from their communities.
The University of Tsukuba has decided to function as a university which is open to all within and outside of Japan. Toward this end, the university has made it its goal to develop an organization better suiting the functions and administration with a new concept of education and research highly international in character, rich in diversity and flexibility and capable of dealing sensitively with the changes occurring in contemporary society.
To realize this, it has vested in its staff and administrative authorities the powers necessary to carry out these responsibilities.
There are over thirty of Japan’s leading national research institutes corresponding to approximately 30% of all national research institutes and more than 200 private research institutes. In addition, among two hundred thousand residents of Tsukuba City, 1 out of 10 is a researcher.
This well-planned city sustains harmony with academic atmosphere and abundant natural environment. A pedestrian and bicycle way connects our university, station, the national institutes and huge greenery parks in the center area. The city provides the environment to deepen your study and network with researchers at institutes in Tsukuba.
In addition, Mt. Tsukuba is located north from our campus. It is a popular and beautifully shaped mountain with twin peaks and historical shrine. It’s also called “Shiho”, purple peaks. The name comes from changing colors of mountain surface many times in a day, as indigo in the morning, green in the daytime, and purple in the sunset.