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Tokyo University of Marine Science
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, or TUMSAT, is the only university in Japan specifically dedicated to research and education about the sea. The university was established on October 1, 2003 by merging Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries. The two universities were pioneers of marine academics in Japan with a history of over 100 years. On two campuses in the central city of Tokyo, the university provides education in natural sciences, engineering, and social and human sciences concerning the ocean and it resources, conducts both basic and applied research in these fields.
The university consists of two faculties and one graduate school. The Faculty of Marine Science is on the Shinagawa campus with four undergraduate courses; Ocean Sciences, Marine bioscience, Food Science and Technology, and Marine Policy and Culture. The Faculty of Marine Technology is on the Etchujima campus with three undergraduate courses; Maritime Systems Engineering, Marine Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, and Logistics and Information Engineering. The Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, as a new and integrated multidisciplinary education and research institution, provides courses for both master’s and doctor’s degrees.
The two faculties have been approved by the Japanese Government as the Class I Training Institute for navigation officers. The university operates 6 training vessels which are used for both education and research at sea. The flag-ship, Umitaka-maru, travels to all oceans of the world, and regularly visits the Antarctic Ocean and Tasmania on cruises in cooperation with the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition.
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