Ochanomizu University

About Us

Ochanomizu University has produced many women who played leading parts in the society as skillful professionals in the industries, scientists and teachers since Tokyo Women's Normal School, the predecessor of Ochanomizu University opened more than 130 years ago, and the Fuculty of Science was established 60 years ago.

Our university offers highly specialized education in small class sizes. This enables all students to receive priviledge of satisfying trainings and full facilities, and helps individual students to develop their own ability effectively. We have various facilities supporting study such as Information, Media and Education Square, Marine and Coastal Research Center, Radioisotope Research Center, Center for Instrumental Analysis, Ubiquitous Computing Test House and Genetic Engineering Laboratory to cover the range from traditional academic fields to advanced research.

After graduation, 60% of students on average enter a graduate school to acquire highly specialized knowledge requested for further development of technology. Also, high percentages of undergraduate as well as graduate students find employment in the field they wish to work. After graduation, students work in the fields of R&D, education, finance, government, and mass communication.

In our Faculty of Science, the rate of female teachers is about 30% that is higher than the rate in other schools of science in Japan. This makes us to be a Role Model for women working in the society that will help our students to create their career in future.

Our Faculty of Science consists of five departments, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Information Sciences. Although the size is small, we covers a wide range of fields that are the basis for scientific studies, and also, various studies at basic as well as advanced levels are conducted.


Mathematics The Department of Mathematics aims to develop human resources that will proactively contribute to society, such as teachers who can build their own curriculum, creative professionals with specialized skills, and researchers who engage in basic research. It strives to provide fundamental education in contemporary mathematics and lay the groundwork for independent studies, as an advanced professional or researcher, for women who aspire to study and research mathematics, or produce and send into society capable individuals with an understanding of mathematical theory and philosophy acquired through the study and research of various subjects and mathematics in particular.

Dept. of Mathematics (web site)

Physics The Department of Physics conducts consistent education and research in a wide range of fields, from fundamental physics to applied physics, in an aim to foster in students the ability to engage in study of physical phenomena from both theoretical and experimental standpoints, and together with the faculty, cultivate new areas of physics. This involves not only developing the ability to perform physics research but also building the ability to do a reductive and multidimensional approach to problems encountered in a variety of contexts and to resolve those problems.

Dept. of Physics (web site)

Chemistry Chemistry is a field of study that investigates the combinations of atoms and molecules that make up substances, and the changes that occur in those combinations, and systematizes the knowledge acquired from those investigations. As such, chemistry is closely connected not only to physics and biology but also to applied fields such as industrial chemistry, agricultural chemistry, pharmacology, and medical science, its outcomes leading to the development of cutting-edge technologies. The Department of Chemistry incorporates a balance of both fundamental and applicative aspects in its education and research.

Dept. of Chemistry (web site)

Biology The field of biology has made dramatic progress in recent years with developments in such fields as molecular biology. This has provided a concrete understanding of the formerly mysterious world of "life", and spurred an interest in the flow of information related to genomes and metabolism, and the environment surrounding life (the universe and the earth). The Department of Biology conducts diverse and attractive research in a variety of areas, including collaboration with such fields as information sciences and chemistry.

Dept. of Biology (web site)

Information Sciences Giving "information" a proper definition is surprisingly difficult. Thus the Department of Information Sciences aims to make a science of the question, "What is information?". Information is the cornerstone of decision-making for individuals and organizations. Solid academic research into ways to acquire, produce, transmit, process, accumulate, search, and present reliable information will be the foundation of the information society of the 21st century. The department studies and researches information from the standpoints of information mathematics and information processing.

Dept. of Information Sciences (web site)