The University of Tokyo is commonly known as "Todai" in Japan, an abbreviation of the Japanese characters that make up the Japanese name of the University. The full Japanese name of the University is the four characters that spell out Tokyo Daigaku. Taking the first character of Tokyo (our home city) and the first character of Daigaku(which means university), gives Todai. The abbreviation UT is no longer used for several reasons. First, to avoid confusion with other excellent overseas universities that use that abbreviation. Second, to create a single brand image and identity across the University, both visually and among all of our members, irrespective of language. Third, and perhaps most importantly, because even in this global age Todai is a Japanese university, and we are proud of our heritage and unique character.
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Educational Philosophy of the Department of Chemistry in the School of Science and the Department of Chemistry in the Graduate School of Science The driving force of science comes from intellectual curiosity, one of the most fundamental desires of man in pursuit of clarifying the reasons of nature, and deepening his understanding of the relationship between nature and humanity. Accordingly, science is directed to advancing man's view of nature, or how humans comprehend things in nature. Evolution in science has enabled humankind to view nature objectively, without useless fears, on the basis of universal rules. Cultivated by science, our view of nature provides a mental basis for modern civilization.
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