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University of Tokyo (東京大学 Tōkyō daigaku), also known as Tōdai (東大), is a university in Tokyo, Japan.


The modern university was established in 1877. It merged older government schools for medicine and Western learning.

In 1866, the name was changed to Imperial University (帝國大學 Teikoku daigaku).

In 1897, the name became Tokyo Imperial University (東京帝國大學 Tōkyō teikoku daigaku).

After the end of World War II, the early name of the school was restored.

Notable alumni

Many prime ministers of Japan have studied at University of Tokyo.

Seven alumni of University of Tokyo have received the Nobel Prize.

Other graduates also include Toshio Irie.

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