Friday, Feb 15, 2019


SIT’s Mission is “Fostering engineers and scientists who learn from the world and contribute to global sustainability”.


Business Description

Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) is a private technical university that offers Engineering Education and Research and has 3 campuses located in 2 in Tokyo and 1 in Saitama prefecture.

SIT was established in 1927 as a private technical university by Dr. Shiro Arimoto with his motto “Nurturing Engineer who can Learn from Society and Contribute to Society”. SIT’s educational style focuses on practical way, learning through the practice based on our motto.

SIT is trying to enhance Quality Assurance of Education and its Research & Development by Triangular Promotion Strategy of Education, Research and Social Contribution. One of the characteristic educational programs of SIT is Global PBL. In Global PBL, students of SIT and students of partner universities overseas form international teams, and try to solve challenging technical issues and environmental concerns which industry and governments are facing. Also, SIT is keen to do research collaboration with industries in spread fields. SIT students would be involved in those projects and play an important role. Through these activities, SIT achieve a reputation as Top Global University. Learning globally and working practically are the keys to grasp SIT’s educational essence.



1927. Tokyo Higher School of Industry and Commerce founded by Dr. Shiro Arimoto in Tokyo

1949. Shibaura Institute of Technology founded, and College of Engineering established

1963. Graduate School of Engineering master’s degree program established

1966. Omiya campus opens in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture

1980. Shibaura Institute of Technology Kashiwa Senior High School opens in Chiba Prefecture

1982. Shibaura Institute of Technology Senior High School relocates to Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, and Junior High School established at same time

1993. Higher Education Loan Fund Project (HELP) in Malaysia was launched and SIT joined it as an organizer of Japanese university consortium

1995. Graduate School of Engineering doctoral program established

1999. Shibaura Institute of Technology Kashiwa Junior High School opens

2003. Graduate School of Engineering Management (MOT) established

2005. Hybrid Twinning Program was launched by SIT

2006. Toyosu campus opens in Koto Ward, Tokyo

          South East Technical University Consortium(SEATUC) was launched by SIT

2009. Campus reopens in Shibaura, and College of Engineering and Design established

2012. SIT was selected by Japanese Ministry of Education for Global Human Resource Development Project

2013. SIT marked a biggest number of Brazilian students acceptance in Japan through Brazilian governmental project “Science without Borders”

2014. SIT was selected by Japanese Ministry of Education for Top Global University Project

2015. Global Technology Initiative (GTI) consortium was launched with a big SIT support



Engineering Education and Research as following fields:

Mechanical, Materials, Applied Chemistry, Electrical and Electronics, Information Communication, Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban/Environments, Information and Computer Science, Machinery and Control Systems, Bioscience, Mathematical Science and Design



All the high school students in Japan and international students learning Japanese

*In 2020, SIT plans to open English-based undergraduate program


SIT undergraduate students

Scholars who have Bachelor or Master degree



Educational and Research Field




Shibaura campus is SIT’s Head Quarter

Toyosu campus (Tokyo): College of Engineering and School of Architecture

Shibaura campus (Tokyo): College of Systems Engineering and Science

Omiya campus (Saitama): College of Engineering and Design


Shin-Toyosu campus and Kashiwa campus


Competitive Advantages

Times Higher Education World Ranking: 1001+

Times Higher Education Asia Ranking: 251+

Times Higher Education Japan Ranking: 58

Selected Governmental Projects from 2012 to 2017: 10 (this ranked no.1 among private universities in Japan)

Among 10 selected governmental projects, SIT is now focusing on one of them, Top Global University Project.

Through this project, SIT aims to achieve becoming a leader of universities in Japan as a well globalized model.

For example, all the SIT students will go abroad to study or research once in their degree programs in outbound approach and SIT plans to make international students rate from 2% to 30% until 2023.


Financial Projection

Number of applicants for Bachelor degree programs in 2017: 38,598 (1552 seats)

Donation in 2016: 316,000,000 yen

Scientific Research Fund in 2016: 178,000,000 yen

Competitive Research Fund in 2016: 470,000,000 yen

Funded Research and Collaborative Research in 2016: 219,000,000 yen

Expansion of Campus: No. 2 Toyosu campus building will get ready by 2022


Company Goals & Objectives

Goal: Top 10 technical university in Asia by 2027


  1. Institute for the very best education in engineering and sciences
  2. Center of Excellence for global and regional researches
  3. Institution to celebrate diversity and inclusion
  4. University administration based on faculty & staff partnership



SIT is constructed by two main columns, management and education. The management side is run by mainly staffs with a chairman of the board of directors as its top and the education side is run by mainly faculties with a president as its top.

To promote education, SIT is pushing ourselves for the research and university administration through collaboration between faculty and staff members.




Toyosu campus (Tokyo): Faculty/ 553, Staff/105

Shibaura campus (Tokyo): Faculty/113, Staff/39

Omiya campus (Saitama): Faculty/ 164Staff/ 34


Shin-Toyosu campus: Faculty/ 61, Staff/ 5

Kashiwa campus: Faculty/ 75, Staff/ 4



Refer to the Background part


Other Notes

SIT has open lectures for public as Regional Cooperation and Lifelong Learning approach.

Robot Seminar is a program that has long worked on for the purpose of fostering children’s imagination and interest in interest in engineering.

It was held everywhere in Japan every year, and the number of students exceeded 25,000 people. At the seminar, participants will listen to lectures such as history of robots by SIT professors.

In August 2013, SIT received the Japan Engineering Education Award for this activity.

SIT sets the female teacher ratio, which was 8.8% in 2013 to 12% at the end of March 2016 as a numerical targets. The female professor ratio has continued to grow steadily, and in 2017, it became 15.0%. SIT aims to achieve the target value of the female professor ratio of 25% by 2027.





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