Who does not know the character of Jérôme Polin. This aspiring content creator based in Indonesia is a graduate of Waseda University in Japan. Waseda University is a comprehensive research university based in central Tokyo. The 50 courses are all in English. In this article, we will discuss 5 popular courses at Waseda University.
History of Waseda University
Founded in early 1882 as the University of Tokyo, the institution was renamed Waseda Daigaku (Waseda University) in 1902 after receiving the official designation. The university library was also completed at this time and the faculties for political science, law, English, natural sciences and literature were supplemented by the faculties for education, economics and engineering.
In the interwar period, a new theater and a museum were set up at the university and in 1939 the first female students were accepted. During World War II, many parts of the campus were destroyed by American air raids. After the end of the war, reconstruction and renovation began, and the university was reopened in 1949.
During the 1950s and 1960s the university prospered, with Tanzan Ishibashi becoming the first Waseda alumnus to become Prime Minister in 1956. The following year he became Prime Minister along with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru PhD.
Waseda University Ranking
Waseda University ranks 467th among the best universities in the world. Schools are ranked according to their performance against a set of commonly accepted performance indicators.
- 467 Best Global Universities
- 77 Best Global Universities in Asia
- 10 Best Global Universities in Japan
Waseda University has nine campuses, eight in the Kanto region and one in Fukuoka.
The main campus, 20 minutes from Takadanobaba Station and 5 minutes from Waseda Station, houses most of the Graduate School’s departments, including the Schools of Asia-Pacific Studies, Business and Finance, Education and Economics.
The Okuma Auditorium, designated a historic building by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 1999, and the Graduate School’s Departments of Economics, Education, Law and Political Science are also located on the main campus. You can find most of the English language degrees as well as the Japanese language center here.
Five minutes from the main campus is the Toyama campus, which hosts the student union building and club activities. The Toyama campus is also home to the Faculty of Literature, Arts and Sciences, so most courses in these fields are held here. Waseda University Gymnasium, Takaishi Memorial Pool and Toyama Library are also located here. Waseda Arena consists of a multi-purpose court, a pencak silat practice room, a rest area, a study corner and an exhibition room of the Sports Museum.
Nishi Waseda Campus
Nishi Waseda Campus is located opposite Nishi Waseda Station and a 15-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station. Most engineering faculties are located here, such as the faculty for communications engineering and information technology and the faculty for civil and environmental engineering. The Nishi Waseda Campus also houses the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Management and the Center for Teaching English in Science and Technology.
Popular courses at Waseda University
Here you will explore mathematics, the foundation of science, and explain the principles behind many different phenomena observed in our world from a mathematical perspective. This course develops the need for human resources to contribute to development in various fields through mathematics.
Waseda University’s Department of Physics covers a broad area of physics, including mathematical physics, nuclear and particle physics, radiation physics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, and physics-based engineering. Students learn the fundamentals of classical and modern physics and the fundamentals of physics-based engineering so that they can contribute to the discovery of unknown phenomena in physics, the realization of new advances in scientific disciplines, the development of technologies, and the solution of global problems.
Students of the Faculty of Computer and Communications Engineering acquire advanced knowledge and skills required for the advanced society of computers and networks, which includes computer science, computer engineering, and communications engineering. This course aims to maximize the individual potential of each student, thus training future engineers who can contribute to the field in a global context and in different professions. Careers are diversified with the latest IT technologies and include software, electrical machinery, telecommunications, broadcasting and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) services.
Chemistry is the branch of science that studies chemical synthesis and reactions as well as the function of substances and materials at the atomic and molecular level. Our course covers the core areas of chemistry and chemical engineering and aims to provide students with a broad spectrum of knowledge and understanding. It also gives you the opportunity to study the Japanese language in depth in your specific area of interest. Upon completion of our program, students have the opportunity to continue their research in graduate programs or to pursue professional careers in a variety of fields such as environmental science, biotechnology, nanotechnology and chemical engineering.
- Materials science
A mixture of materials, machines and mathematics. The material has a very broad spectrum, ranging from micro-material to macro-material. However, the various qualifications cover almost all areas. In addition, this department also focuses on the application of mathematics to the development of future generations of materials.