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Hitotsubashi University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Sem 1 & Sem 2,
Sem 2 & Sem 1,
Semester 1,
Semester 2
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Restrictions: UoM applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Type:
Agreement Type:
General, Law
Graduate, Undergraduate
Language of Instruction:
English (limited classes in some areas), Japanese
Sem 1, 2019
Anticipated Places
Program Description:

Hitotsubashi University

Founded in 1875 as the Institute for Business Training, Hitotsubashi University, Hitotsubashi daigaku, is recognized as one of the leading academic institutions in Japan. The name Hitotsubashi University comes from “Kanda-Hitotsubashi”, the name of the area in central Tokyo where the Tokyo Commercial School, the successor to the Institute, was built. The school became the Tokyo University of Commerce in 1920. In 1930 the University moved to Kunitachi, its present location, about 25 kilometers west of central Tokyo, where a newly designed campus befitting its status was built after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923,  It was renamed Hitotsubashi University in 1949 with the post-WW2 educational reforms.

The University specializes in the social sciences and humanities, and is the only university in Japan to do so, including fields such as management, finance, economics, law, and international relations, leading it to be compared to the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).  

Did you know...

The Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1923 destroyed all the University's buildings with the exception of the library, which at that time housed some 300,000 books, both Japanese and foreign. The library is now the biggest in Japan, with over 1.75 million books.

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