Tokyo University Of Agriculture


The path Tokyo University of Agriculture has taken


126 years: Evolution since 1891


Foundation of the Department of Agriculture, Ikueiko School, based on Tokugawa Ikuei Kai Foundation emphasizing "Practical Science"

The founder was ENOMOTO Takeaki, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Post and Telecommunications, Agriculture, Education, and the Chairman of the Tokugawa Ikuei Kai Foundation.


Renamed "Tokyo Agricultural School"


Establishment of foundation principle

The foremost authority on agriculture in Meiji era, YOKOI Tokiyoshi, joined the management as a councilman. He acceded as the first president of Tokyo University of Agriculture in 1911 and established the educational principle "Return man to the farm", which places value on "Practical Science".


Establishment of Tokyo University of Agriculture The Foundation of Tokyo University of Agriculture was established.


Move to Setagaya Campus


Start of Democratic Education

In 1949 the Tokyo NODAI Educational Corporation was founded to manage the university under the School Education Law and the Private School Law. The Faculty of Agriculture consisted of the following eight departments: Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Science, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Landscape Gardening, and Cooperatives.


Foundation of the Junior College of Tokyo University of Agriculture


Set up of the Graduate Course with Master courses in Agriculture and Agricultural Economics


Realization of the Educational Principle which attaches importance to practical training

Atsugi Farm (present Atsugi Campus), Ninomiya Citrus Farm, Fuji Farm, Abashiri Farm, Miyako Farm and many other farms and university forests were set up, thereby enhancing educational systems focused on practical exercises.


The first step towards international academic exchange

Tokyo NODAI made an academic exchange agreement with Michigan State University, USA, taking the initial step in its internationalization. As of 2007, the sister universities extend to 18 universities in 18 countries (one sister per country).


Development of International academic exchange

Tokyo NODAI was designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture as the center for international scientific cooperative activities with developing countries under the Core University System. The International Exchange Center was established in 1989, which currently receives 300 students from 24 countries.


Set up of Faculty of Bio-Industry at Okhotsk campus


Celebration of Centennial


Set up of Master course in the Faculty of Bio-Industry at Okhotsk Campus, Hokkaido


Start of Atsugi Campus under a new 6-faculty, 19-department organization

To address food, the environment, resources and energy sources, and health issues, the Faculty of Agriculture was reorganized into a more enhanced system comprising the Faculties of Agriculture, Applied Bio-Science, Regional Environment Science, International Agriculture and Food Studies, and Bio-Industry and Junior College, making a total of 19 departments in 6 faculties.


The 110th anniversary of the founding

The 1st International Students Summit, The 1st Tokyo NODAI Coming Day


Start of the 2-department, 14-major system of graduate school


Acquisition of ISO-14001 accreditation


Set up of Museum of "Food" and "Agriculture"


Set up of Department of Applied Biophilia in Faculty of Agriculture and Department of Aqua Bioscience and Industry in Faculty of Bio-Industry


Tokyo University of Agriculture was accreditated by the Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA) for meeting the JUAA University Standard.


Junior College of Tokyo University of Agriculture was qualified by the Japan Association for College Accreditation for meeting the College Evaluation Standard.


The 120th anniversary of the founding


Set up of Department of Nutritional Science and Food Safety in Faculty of Applied Bioscience

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