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Utsunomiya University

宇都宮大学 (Utsunomiya Daigaku) / UDAI

Updates

19 Sep 2019

Overview

Utsunomiya University

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1922

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website
English
Link
Features
At Utsunomiya University (UDAI), we cherish the “3C Spirit.” The 3 C’s are “Challenge,” “Change,” and “Contribution.” We are pioneering a bright future by actively challenging new things, by constantly changing ourselves to adapt to these changing times, and by generously contributing to our society. We strongly resolve to cultivate this spirit and make it a vital part of our university’s culture so that we, both students and faculty, working together, will be at the forefront of our future society.

To reach this goal, we are improving our education system with new programs so that our students can develop “Active Intelligence.” One of these new programs is the nationally-famous English Program of Utsunomiya University (EPUU). Another is “Active Learning,” a method incorporated into many of the subjects offered here, which changes learning from a passive process into an exciting activity where students deepen their thinking by proactively discussing specific issues among themselves. Taking advantage of this university’s medium size with limited student numbers, the faculty and students can meet face to face. This allows us to effectively provide individual guidance to each student.

Furthermore, from 2016, in addition to the School of International Studies, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, and the School of Agriculture, we established a new faculty, the School of Regional Design. Utsunomiya University is itself evolving by incorporating the “3C Spirit” to provide education that corresponds to our changing world.

Our aim is to take care of our students better than any other university in Japan and we will accomplish this by enthusiastically supporting our students and by approaching issues from their perspective.
Link
TEL
+81-28-649-8172
Email
Contact Info (for International Students)
Center for International Exchange
ryuugak1@miya.jm.utsunomiya-u.ac.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2019

School of Engineering
School of Agriculture
School of Education
School of International Studies
School of Regional Design
Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity
Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate School of International Studies
Graduate School of Education

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
56
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
Office for Concluding Partnerships

Center for International Exchange

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2019

Overall Income
9,976,697,475 yen
Gift, Grant and Contract Income
775,971,000 yen
Competitive External Research Funds
372,298,423 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
329

4913
students

Total Enrollment

4053
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

860
students

Graduate Enrollment

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
  • NIAD-QE (2015)
Program Accreditation
  • School of Agriculture

    Department of Environmental Engineering (Bachelor)

    JABEE (2003)

  • School of Agriculture

    Department of Forest Science (Bachelor)

    JABEE (2004)

  • Graduate School of Education

    Division of Professional Teacher Education (Professional Degree)

    IETE (2018)

Campus Location

Main Campus

Mine Campus

321-8505, 350 Mine-machi, Utsunomiya-City, Tochigi Google Map

Schools:

School of Agriculture , School of Education , School of International Studies , Graduate School of International Studies , Graduate School of Education

Utsunomiya University is located approximately 100 kilometers north of Tokyo in the city of Utsunomiya, the prefectural capital of Tochigi. The traveling time to Tokyo is about 50 minutes by high-speed Shinkansen train and 80 minutes by ordinary train. It takes approximately three hours to reach Narita Airport by expressway limousine bus. The Tokyo Sky Tree broadcasting tower, soaring to a height of 634 meters and completed in the spring of 2012, is approximately two hours away by train on the Tobu Utsunomiya Line.

Notable sites near Utsunomiya that always attract many tourists include Nikko, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinugawa Hot Springs and the Nasu vacationing area.
Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / washing place available)

Other Campus

Campus

Yoto Campus

321-8585, 7-1-2 Yoto, Utsunomiya-City, Tochigi Google Map

Schools:

School of Engineering , School of Regional Design , Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity , Graduate School of Engineering
Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / no washing place available)

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Assignment of a tutor; Support from educational support staff members, TAs, RAs, etc.
  • Programs and support to strengthen language (Japanese) abilities
  • Support by fellow students (peer support/buddy system)
  • Other support for international students
Cultural Experience Opportunities

Dormitories/School-supported Housing

Halls of Residence/Dormitories provided
Provided
Utsunomiya University Domitory No.1 (第1寮)
Monthly Fees in Yen: 14,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Long-term exchange student
Utsunomiya University Domitory No.2 (第2寮)
Monthly Fees in Yen: 14,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 6,500
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 13,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members
Monthly Fees in Yen: 15,500
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members

Accommodation Support

Other Housing and Accommodation

Accommodation Support for International Academic Staff
Academic Staff Housing Provided

Link

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs
  • Introductions from the university or university coop for part-time jobs
  • Part-time jobs on campus; Others

Health Care

Physical and Mental Health Support (for International Students)
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Japanese
  • Health Check
  • Limited Medical Assistance
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / washing place available)
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / no washing place available)
Disability Support Services
  • Consultation service (in Japanese)

Libraries

Libraries
Utsunomiya University Library Link

Centers and Institutes

Web Pages of Centers and Institutes
Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication