About Toyama Prefectural University


Message from the President

SHIMOYAMA, Isao, D.Eng.
SHIMOYAMA, Isao, 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. The faculty of Nursing has been added newly in April 2019, and we are engaging in Nursing – Engineering collaboration.



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, 2019)

  Professors Associate
Professors
Assistant
Professors
Non-
teaching
Staff
Total
Executive Chairman         1
President         1
Faculty of Engineering 45 92 14   151
Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences 4 25     29
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering 6 12 2   20
Department of Intelligent Robotics 6 14 1   21
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 9 15 5   29
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering 6 13     19
Department of Biotechnology 7 8 6   21
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering 7 5     12
Faculty of Nursing 7 24 14   45
Department of Nursing 7 24 14   45
Administration       55 55
Total         253

Students (as of May 1,2019)

■Undergraduates

  Currently
registered
Faculty of Engineering  
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering 261
Department of Intelligent Robotics 265
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 316
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering 208
Department of Biotechnology 176
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering 111
Faculty of Nursing  
Department of Nursing 123
Total 1460

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

  Currently
registered
Graduate School of Engineering  
Mechanical Systems Engineering 36
Intelligent Systems Design Engineering 40
Information Systems Engineering 41
Environmental Engineering 23
Biotechnology 42
Total 182

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