Mie University

Mie University

Entrance to Mie University
Type Public (National)
Established 1949
President Yoshihiro Komada[1]
Administrative staff
1,740 (2002)
Students 7,505 (2002)[2]
Undergraduates 6,238 (2002)
Postgraduates 1,256 (2002)
Address 1577 Kurimamachiya-chō, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan, Tsu, Mie, Japan
34°44′47″N 136°31′22″E / 34.746329°N 136.522679°E / 34.746329; 136.522679
Campus Urban
Colors Forest green, dark blue
Website www.mie-u.ac.jp

Mie University (三重大学; Mie Daigaku, abbreviated to 三重大 Miedai) is a national university in Tsu, Mie, Japan. As with other 'national' universities, 'Miedai' has been a national university corporation since April 2004, when state-funded universities were partially privatised.[3] In 2006, it was ranked 250th in the Times Higher Education Supplement list of the world's best universities.[4]

Mie University was founded on 31 May 1949 with two faculties: Liberal Arts and Agriculture. These gave way to the establishment's present composition of six faculties: Humanities, Medicine, Education, Bioresources, Engineering and Common Education - the latter dealing with cross-faculty courses such as English language teaching. Its 'Center for International Exchange' promotes international links and issues involving the global community.

The institution is Mie's only 'national university',[5] located in the city of Tsu in the Kansai region, within easy reach of Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. The campus is situated in the north-east of the city, close to the coast of Ise Bay. Though some students make use of nearby accommodation, larger numbers commute from the larger cities, as well as nearby towns such as Ise, Matsusaka and Toba.




  1. http://www.mie-u.ac.jp/en/about/president/
  2. MIE Univ./Number of Students and Staff
  3. Mie University: 'Mie University History'.
  4. Mie University: 'Mie University ranked 250th internationally by the Times Higher Education Supplement'. 14 August 2007.
  5. Japanese 'national universities' were originally created by the government, but as of 2004 are partially privatised.

Coordinates: 34°44′46.78″N 136°31′21.64″E / 34.7463278°N 136.5226778°E / 34.7463278; 136.5226778

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