About Toyama Prefectural University


Message from the President

ISHIZUKA, Masaru, D.Eng.
ISHIZUKA, Masaru, D.Eng.
Toyama Prefectural University President

We foster an “engineering spirit” that will allow you to boldly rise to the challenges of the 21st century.


“Engineering spirit” contains the idea of pursuing engineering as a lifelong path; it also expresses the hope that young people will rise to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow as engineers.

In the 21st century, we will be called upon to create a sustainable society in symbiosis with nature, while guaranteeing safety, security and prosperity for all. Young engineers will be the driving force that ensures that we meet these lofty goals, with their passion for high technology and their inventive “engineering spirit.” Toyama Prefectural University offers specialized knowledge and education in engineering disciplines, with 6 courses of undergraduate study and a graduate school with 5 degree programs. At our university, we provide an excellent educational environment for research, in order to awaken and foster the “engineering spirit” of our students.



Our Principles of Education

Toyama Prefectural University was founded in 1990, with a mission to:

  • 1) Contribute to the betterment of the Prefecture and its residents,
  • 2) Work toward a better future,
  • 3) Provide innovative education.


Brief History

Toyama Prefectural University was founded in 1990 as the first public institute of technology on the Sea of Japan coast. The College of Technology, originally an independent college named Otani College of Technology established in 1962, became part of Toyama Prefectural University.


Brief History

April 1990 Toyama Prefectural University established with two undergraduate departments and merger with the College of Technology
October 1992 Biotechnology Research Center established
April 1994 Graduate Programs for Master’s Degree in Engineering established
April 1996-1998 Graduate Programs for Doctoral Degree in Engineering established
April 1998 Two-year Advanced Programs established under College of Technology
April 2004 Regional Cooperation Center established
April 2006

Faculty of engineering re-structured and expanded from two departments to four departments, with corresponding changes to the Graduate School

April 2007 Career Center established
April 2009 Faculty of engineering expanded to five departments
March 2012 College of Technology abolished
April 2013 Graduate Programs for Masters in Engineering expanded to five departments
April 2015

Toyama Prefectural University incorporated as a public university corporation
Graduate Programs for Doctoral Degree in Engineering expanded to five departments

April 2017 Faculty of engineering expanded to six departments


Organization

Organization

Faculty, Staff and Students

Faculty and Staff (as of May 1, 2016)

  Professors Associate
Professors
Assistant
Professors
Non-
teaching
Staff
Total
Executive Chairman         1
President         1
Faculty of Engineering 34 74 7   115
Liberal Arts and Sciences 4 17     21
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering 5 12 1   18
Department of Intelligent Systems Design Engineering 6 13     19
Department of Information Systems Engineering 6 11 1   18
Department of Biotechnology 8 10 5   23
Department of Environmental Engineering 5 11     16
Administration       38 38
Total         155

Students (as of May 1,2016)

■Undergraduates

  Currently
registered
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering 233
Department of Intelligent Systems Design Engineering 228
Department of Information Systems Engineering 232
Department of Biotechnology 173
Department of Environmental Engineering 175
Total 1041

■Postgraduates (Master's and Doctor's Program)

  Currently
registered
Mechanical Systems Engineering 42
Intelligent Systems Design Engineering 38
Information Systems Engineering 42
Biotechnology 21
Environmental Engineering 21
Total 164

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