About Toyama Prefectural University


Message from the President

SHIMOYAMA, Isao, Dr. Eng.
SHIMOYAMA, Isao, Dr. Eng.
Toyama Prefectural University President

We foster flexible and humane talent that is well versed in engineering and nursing studies.


From the time that Toyama Prefectural University was established as a university offering degrees in engineering in 1990, it has been contributing toward the betterment of the region by fostering talent with both imagination and pragmatism and competent R&D capabilities. The university has also been cooperating with industrial fields while ensuring an optimal research and educational environment. During this time, as a base for knowledge in the region, the university has produced many young engineers and researchers who are full of “engineering spirit,” and have a passion for cutting-edge technology.


With its incorporation as a public university corporation in the fiscal year 2015, Toyama Prefectural University has been contributing to the supply of talent and youth to industries in Toyama Prefecture. It is striving to be an even more attractive university by expanding the departments and courses offered. In the fiscal year 2017, the university established the Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, the first in Japan, and increased the admission quota by a hundred. In the fiscal year 2018, the Department of Intelligent Systems Design Engineering was renamed as the Department of Intelligent Robotics and it strengthened our position in the field of robotics.


In addition, in the fiscal year 2019, diverging from its engineering-only reputation, Toyama Prefectural University established the Department of Nursing at the new Toyama Campus, striving to develop talent in the medical and nursing fields. In the fiscal year 2020, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering reorganized and expanded into the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Department of Information Systems Engineering. With the completion of a new building at the Imizu Campus, the facilities offered by the university will improve even further.


In this light, as an attractive university, Toyama Prefectural University is developing itself continuously for the growth of the region and the betterment of the Toyama Prefecture.


This pamphlet was created so that all those who are interested in science or technology and medicine or nursing may garner a better understanding of the programs offered by Toyama Prefectural University. Please read through it.




Our Principles of Education

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

  • 1) Contribute to the betterment of Toyama 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 coast of the Sea of Japan. The College of Technology, which was originally an independent college named Otani College of Technology that was established in 1962, became a 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
April 2019

Faculty of Nursing inaugurated (Department of Nursing established) Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences established

April 2020 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Department of Information Systems Engineering established


Organization

Organization

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Faculty and Staff (as of May 1, 2020)

  Professors Associate
Professors
Assistant
Professors
Non-
teaching
Staff
Total
Executive Chairman         1
President         1
Faculty of Engineering 44 93 9   146
Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences 5 24     29
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering 6 12 1   19
Department of Intelligent Robotics 6 14 1   21
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 4 8 1   13
Department of Information Systems Engineering 4 9 2   15
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering 5 13 1   19
Department of Biotechnology 7 8 3   18
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering 7 5     12
Faculty of Nursing 7 26 15   48
Department of Nursing 7 26 15   48
Administration       52 52
Total         248

Students (as of May 1, 2020)

■Undergraduates

  Currently
Registered
Faculty of Engineering  
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering 268
Department of Intelligent Robotics 269
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering *1 257
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering *2 46
Department of Information Systems Engineering *2 47
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering 237
Department of Biotechnology 175
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering 146
Faculty of Nursing  
Department of Nursing 243
Total 1,688
*1 Stop recruiting students in April 2020
*2 Start recruiting students in April 2020

■Postgraduates (Master's and Doctoral Program)

  Currently
Registered
Graduate School of Engineering  
Mechanical Systems Engineering 35
Intelligent Systems Design Engineering 44
Information Systems Engineering 45
Environmental Engineering 21
Biotechnology 46
Total 191

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