Studying at Juntendo
Faculty of Medicine
Graduate School of Medicine
Building on a tradition of over 170 years, Juntendo University continues to grow with the creation of new hospitals and research centers. As a result of our attention to improvement, we now rank as one of the top medical institutes in Japan.
Illustrating this growth, in 1998 the Atopy Research Center was established with the help of the Academic Frontier Project for Private Universities. The project was created by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan (MEXT).
In 2000, the Research Institute for Diseases of Old Age was established at Juntendo University by MEXT's endowment of a Grant-in-Aid that specifically calls for the creation of more "High-Tech Research Centers at Private Universities." A mere two years later, we opened the Institute for Environmental and Gender Specific Medicine. In addition, as part of MEXT's 21st Century of Excellence Program (COE), in 2003 our Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences was selected to be "The International Center of Research and Education for the Prevention of Hospital Infection." At this time our Graduate School also became involved in the "Project to Achieve Medicine According to Personal Genetic Information."
Further examples of our superb standards of medical care and educational benefits include the founding of the Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center in 2004. Our medical center is the first privately managed yet publicly-owned facility to gain the approval of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Moreover, the Juntendo University Nerima Hospital opened at the request of Nerima Ward officials in Tokyo. In addition to these hospitals, our other hospitals are likewise equipped with the latest medical technology. In conjunction with these developments, we have built brand new hospital wings in the following hospitals: Main Hospital in Tokyo (Bunkyo Ward, 1,020 beds), and five branch hospitals; Shizuoka Hospital in Shizuoka Prefecture (Izunokuni City, 552 beds), Urayasu Hospital in Chiba Prefecture (Urayasu City, 653 beds), Koshigaya Hospital in Saitama Prefecture (Koshigaya City, 226 beds), Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center in Tokyo (Koto Ward, 348 beds), and Nerima Hospital in Tokyo (Nerima Ward, 400 beds).
Since the inauguration of Juntendo University’s Graduate School in 1959, the total number of students who have received the degree of Doctor of Medicine is 3,200. Recently a number of our students' dissertations have been published in various international medical journals (Average IF (Impact Factor): PhD. 3.6, Dissertation PhD. 2.4), leading to widespread appreciation from the international medical science community.
More recent developments at Juntendo University include the opening in 2007 of the Sportology Center. The Sportology Center is another accomplishment of MEXT's Grant-in-Aid initiative to increase the number of cutting edge research centers at private universities. In addition, our university joined the "Graduate School Educational Support Program" and the "Cancer Professional Training Plan." Our main hospital and branch hospitals in Shizuoka and Urayasu were also selected as Designated Cancer Care Hospitals of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Faculty of Health and Sports Science
Graduate School of Health and Sports Science
The department of Health and Sports Science was founded in 1951 by an authority in sports science, Dr. AZUMA Toshiro, who was the first director of the Sports Bureau in MEXT. This department has produced a large number of graduates with tremendous talent. TOMITA, KASHIMA, and YONEDA, all graduates of our university, helped the gymnastic team win a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. This was Japan's first gymnastics gold medal in 28 years. Many of our other athletes have recorded extraordinary results in the various championships in Japan such as the All-Japan Intercollegiate Championship (25 victories), the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race (11 victories), the Prime Minister of Japan’s College Soccer Cup Tournament (3 victories), and the National Championships (volleyball, lifesaving, triathlon, cycle racing, etc.)
Our Graduate School of Health and Sports Science was established in 1971, the second graduate school of physical education after Tokyo University of Education (now called The University of Tsukuba). In addition, MEXT offered subsidies to establish the Institute of Health & Sports Science and Medicine as a matching fund subsidy in 2005, established as a foothold of the graduate school.
Faculty of Health Care and Nursing & Health Sciences and Nursing
Graduate School of Health Care and Nursing
For over 110 years, nursing education in our university has maintained an unbroken and distinguished history. SUGIMOTO Kane, the first head nurse in the history of nursing science in Japan, laid the cornerstone of Juntendo’s nursing system. The highly systematic nursing education in Juntendo University was officially established in 1896. Dr. SATO Susumu, the third president of Juntendo, served as surgeon general during the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars and strongly recognized the importance of nursing education. Although the names of the department have changed several times since the establishment of the nursing system, our basis of nursing education is the same. Adhering to Juntendo’s long and heralded tradition and under the notion of "unswerving dedication," we strive to foster individuals who have deep sympathy and understanding for other people’s pain and agony and who acquire "patient-oriented" attitudes and sensitivity, including an attitude of cooperation and consideration for others.
Our Graduate School of Health Care and Nursing is proud of our contribution to shape and maximize the practice and education of nursing in Japan, as well as foreign countries. In the Graduate School of Health Care, established in 2010, we strive to educate prospective nurses who can exert practical nursing, management, research, and leadership skills. The Graduate School of Nursing continues to assume the responsibility for improving nursing care. In addition, we provide a high quality educational environment at the Mishima Campus to enhance the students’ basic nursing education.
Juntendo "Comprehensive Health University" is comprised of the following schools: The Faculties of Medicine, Health and Sports Science, Health Care and Nursing, and Health Sciences and Nursing. The basic principle of Juntendo has been “Continuous Advancement,” based on our school motto of "JIN" or “Compassion” we vow to continue to advance by leaps and bounds in order to contribute to society.