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Shibaura Institute of Technology

Shibaura Institute of Technology
MottoLearning through practice
FounderShiro Arimoto
PresidentMasato Murakami
Students8,387 (2015)[1]
Undergraduates7,413 (2015)[1]
Postgraduates920 (2015)[1]
54 (2015)[1]
Location, ,
Athletics33 Varsity teams
ColorsGreen  [2]
WebsiteOfficial website
Omiya Campus

The Shibaura Institute of Technology (芝浦工業大学, Shibaura Kōgyō Daigaku), abbreviated as Shibaura kōdai (芝浦工大, Shibaura kōdai), is a private university with the main campus located in Koto, Tokyo, Japan, with campuses located in Tokyo and Saitama. Established in 1927 as the Tokyo Higher School of Industry and Commerce, it was chartered as a university in 1949.[3]

The Shibaura Institute of Technology enjoys a moderately high reputation nationally, ranking 26th in the 2017 edition of Truly Strong Universities,[4] 28th in Times Higher Education Japan University rankings for 2022[5][6] (out of 775 institutions[7]), and joint 6th among private universities in terms of entry difficulty (in STEM).[8] While the average acceptance rate is in the region of 20-30%, the applicants per place ratio approaches or exceeds 20:1 in some departments.[9] Shibaura is the only private technology university in Japan to have been selected for the Top Global University Project.[7]



Shibaura Institute of Technology's main campus is located in the Toyosu district of Kōtō, Tokyo. The nearest station is Toyosu Station.

Apart from the main campus in Toyosu, there are 2 other campuses. The Omiya Campus in Saitama, Saitama, and the Shibaura Campus in Minato, Tokyo. All undergraduates spend the first 2 years at the Omiya Campus, then move to a different campus depending on their major. Students of the College of Systems Engineering and Science will spend all 4 years at the Omiya Campus.

Undergraduate schools

  • College of Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    • Department of Applied Chemistry
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Communications Engineering
    • Department of Information Science and Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Architecture and Building
  • College of Systems Engineering and Science
    • Department of Electronic Information Systems
    • Department of Machinery and Control Systems
    • Department of Architecture and Environment Systems
    • Department of Bioscience and Engineering
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Design
    • Department of Engineering and Design

Graduate schools

  • Graduate School of Engineering and Science (Master's Program)
    • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Applied Chemistry
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Architecture
    • Systems Engineering and Science
  • Graduate School of Engineering and Science (Doctor's Program)
    • Regional Environment Systems
    • Functional Control Systems
  • Graduate School of Engineering Management (Master's Program)
    • Engineering Management

Notable people



Partner institutions

The Shibaura Institute of Technology has partner agreements with over 150 universities in about 40 countries across all six continents.[10] These include The University of Queensland; Pennsylvania State University; University of California, Irvine; Aalto University; Loughborough University; Korea University; and University of Sao Paulo.


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  2. ^ "Shibaura Institute Of Technology".
  3. ^ Japanese universities and colleges, 1966-67. Daigaku Kijun Kyōkai. 1967. OCLC 741501153.
  4. ^ 週刊東洋経済 臨時増刊「本当に強い大学2017」 (in Japanese). 東京: 東洋経済新報社. 2017.
  5. ^ "芝浦工業大学プロフィール". THE世界大学ランキング 日本版 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  6. ^ "Shibaura Institute of Technology Tokyo". Times Higher Education (THE). 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  7. ^ a b "Top Global University Project". Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  8. ^ "私立理系大学 偏差値一覧(ランキング形式) 2019年度最新版". みんなの大学情報 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  9. ^ "芝浦工業大学/入試結果(倍率)". 大学受験パスナビ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  10. ^ "Partner universities and Institutes overseas". Shibaura Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2019-06-17.

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