Tottori University

Not to be confused with Tottori College.
National University Corporation Tottori University

Tottori Campus
Motto 知と実践の融合
(Fusion of Knowledge and Practice)
Type Public (National)
Established 1949
President Ryota Teshima
Students 6,354[1]
Undergraduates 5,268
Postgraduates 1,085
Location Tottori, Tottori
Campus Tottori, Yonago
Website Tottori University

National University Corporation Tottori University (国立大学法人鳥取大学 Tottori Daigaku), abbreviated to Toridai (鳥大), is a national university in Japan. The main campus is located in Koyamachō-Minami, Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture.[2] Another campus, the Faculty of Medicine, is located on the Yonago Campus in Yonago, Tottori.


Tottori University (TU) was established in 1949 by integrating five national colleges in Tottori Prefecture:

  1. Yonago Medical College (米子医科大学 Yonago Ika daigaku), established in 1948,
  2. Yonago Professional School of Medicine (米子医学専門学校 Yonago Igaku Senmon Gakkō), founded in 1945,[3]
  3. Tottori College of Agriculture and Forestry (鳥取農林専門学校 Tottori Nōrin Senmon Gakkō), founded in 1920 as Tottori Agricultural College,
  4. Tottori Normal School (鳥取師範学校 Tottori Shihan Gakkō), founded in 1874, also known as the Tottori Teachers Training Institute,[3]
  5. Tottori Youth Normal School (鳥取青年師範学校 Tottori seinen shihan gakkō, founded in 1921)[2][3]

The university at first had three faculties: the Faculties of Liberal Arts (in Tachikawa-cho Campus), Medicine (in Yonago Campus) and Agriculture (in Yoshikata Campus). The latter history of the university is as follows:


Faculties (undergraduate schools)

Yonago Campus

Graduate schools


Arid Land Research Center in Tottori Sand Dunes

General rankings

Tottori university ranked 30th of Japan’s top 300 universities in 2014 in the ranking "Truly Strong Universities" by Toyo Keizai. In another ranking, the university ranked 44th in Japan in the ranking by University Ranking by Academic Performance among 730 universities in 2013-2014.


  1. "学生の定員、現員及び入学者状況 (Number of Students Enrolled)" (pdf) (in Japanese). Tottori University. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  2. 1 2 "鳥取大学 (Tottori Daigaku)". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  3. 1 2 3 History of Tottori University
  4. Arid Land Research Center
  5. Organizations with ties to CCEP CCEP, accessed 2011-03-19
  6. 鳥取大学医学部付属病院
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Coordinates: 35°30′54″N 134°10′18″E / 35.51500°N 134.17167°E / 35.51500; 134.17167

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