Tôkyô Kôgyô Daigaku
, or "Tokyo Tech," is one of Japan
's premier research universities. It was founded in 1881
as Tokyo Vocational School, and renamed in 1929. Today, it has three undergraduate faculties and four graduate schools, offering a wide array of science
degrees (including "social engineering
Students: 9,774 (5,071 undergrad, 3,329 master's, 1,374 doctoral)
International students: 802 (mostly from China and Korea)
Symbol: A stylized swallow, meant to resemble the kanji characters for "engineering" and "university."
Location: Meguro ward, Tokyo
According to urban legend, the school once called itself TIT, before discovering what that word meant in English.