Hitotsubashi University

Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan

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established Established :

1920 (Origins 1875)

campus University Type and Campus :

Public (National) ; Urban

Hitotsubashi University (一橋大学, Hitotsubashi daigaku) is a national university specialised in the social sciences in Tokyo, Japan. The university has campuses in Kunitachi, Kodaira, and Kanda.

Hitotsubashi is considered one of the most prestigious universities and the best in economics and commerce related subjects in Japan, consistently ranking amongst the top universities in Japanese university rankings. It was ranked 25th in the world in 2011 by Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking World Universities.

Hitotsubashi has strong relationships with overseas universities. There are about 590 international students and 450 researchers from abroad under academic exchange agreements with 83 universities and research institutions, including the University of Chicago, the University of Oxford and the University of California.

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Motto: Captains of Industry

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Administrative staff: 630

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Undergraduates: 4,500

Postgraduates: 2,100

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