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TMDU ̶ Standing at the Sacred Birthplace of Scholarship in Japan

With a history and track record of close coordination between the medical and dental fi elds as the cornerstone, TMDU contributes to human health and the well-being of society by fostering outstanding healthcare professionals with a humane and global outlook.

Tokyo Medical and Dental University was established as a national medical and dental educational institution on October 12, 1928, and currently located in the Yushima/Shoheizaka area of Tokyo, which is considered sacred ground for scholarship and learning in Japan. Since then, as Japan’s only comprehensive medical university and graduate school, TMDU has provided advanced medical treatment through a fusion of the medical and dental fi elds and worked to cultivate “professionals with knowledge and humanity,” thereby contributing to human health and the well-being of society. The “knowledge” referenced here includes learning, technology, and self-identity, while “humanity” means culture, sensitivity, and communication ability that accepts diversity. We believe that the fusion of these elements paves the way to becoming a true “professional.”

TMDU comprises the Faculty of Medicine, consisting of the School of Medicine and School of Health Care Sciences; the Faculty of Dentistry, consisting of the School of Dentistry and School of Oral Health Care Sciences; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences; the Graduate School of Health Care Sciences; the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering; and the Medical Research Institute. TMDU aims to make wide-ranging contributions to society by training physicians, dentists, nurses, clinical laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, and dental technicians, who combine a desire to heal and a scientifi c outlook; working to nurture outstanding researchers and medical practitioners; and building research and academic systems in the medical and life science fi elds.


Medical technology is advancing rapidly, and TMDU, home to the oldest faculty of dentistry and the fi rst school of health care sciences at a Japanese national university, has always been a pioneer in medical and dental education and research. Building on this experience, TMDU has assembled an outstanding faculty, unmatched facilities, and an excellent curriculum in the medical and dental fi elds, in order to train graduates who can fl ourish on the world stage through the combination of a broad education, a rich sensibility, high ethical standards, creativity and boldness to make their own decisions, an international outlook, and leadership ability.