• University of Tsukuba Gallery

    University of Tsukuba Gallery exhibits selected historical materials and art works related to the university. This gallery aims to disseminate information on the university's activities to society and offer a place for exchanges. The gallery includes exhibitions related to the Nobel laureates, Olympic athletes, laboratory schools, and art works presented by Mr. Akira Ishii.
    *Photography is prohibited in the gallery.

    University of Tsukuba Gallery Pamphlet

    Open: Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00 (except national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays)
    Inquiry: Office of University Hall (TEL:+81.29.853.7959)
    Access: Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Daigaku Kaikan Mae


    We would like to inform you that the University of Tsukuba Gallery and Art Space will be temporarily closed for a while from April 10th (Fri) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    We would appreciate the understanding and cooperation.

    Invitation to the University of Tsukuba

    Seizing the opportunity provided by the relocation to the Tsukuba area of its predecessor, the Tokyo University of Education, to the Tsukuba area, the University of Tsukuba was established in 1973 based on new educational concepts; "New educational and research system", "New university autonomy", and "Open university". The university's history dates back to its founding as a Normal School in 1872.
    This exhibition room exhibits historical materials to familiarize people with the university's history and tradition.

    Tomonaga Memorial Room
    Dr. Sin-itiro Tomonaga Memorial Exhibition

    Dr. Sin-Itiro Tomonaga was born in 1906. He engaged in the physics of elementary particles in the earliest days at the Tokyo University of Education. During the Second World War, Dr. Tomonga developed the super-many-time and renormalization theories and unraveled interactive nature between the motions of electrons in the magnetron. In 1965, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for this achievement. From 1956 to 1962 he served as President of the Tokyo University of Education. He also served as President of the Science Council of Japan and Director of the Institute for Optical Research. Researchers who received Dr. Tomonaga's guidance developed physics research and the research genealogy was succeeded by the University of Tsukuba.

    Shirakawa Memorial Room
    Dr. Hideki Shirakawa Memorial Exhibition

    Dr. Hideki Shirakawa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of conductive polymers in 2000. In his boyhood, he took an interest in nature and developed the affinity for science. Dr. Shirakawa found that, when a trace of a halogen such as bromine or iodine is added to thin film polyacetylene, its electric conductivity increases and it exhibits metallic conductivity. By various spectroscopic measurements and evaluations of the physical properties of polyacetylene, he clarified that partial electron transfer between dopants and p-electrons of polyacetylene can generate metallic conductivity.

    Dr. Leo Esaki Memorial Exhibition

    Leo Esaki was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 for his discovery of tunneling in semiconductors. Dr. Esaki's discovery led to the creation of the Esaki diode, an important component of solid state physics with practical applications in high-speed circuits found in computers and communications networks. In 1992, he returned from U.S.A. and accepted an appointment as president of the University of Tsukuba. He dedicated himself to the establishment of a new university.

    Dr. Yutaka Akino Exhibition

    Dr. Yutaka Akino lost his life in the Republic of Tadjikistan in 1998 when he was working as an U.N. political officer. He traveled throughout the Eurasian Continent after the Cold War and made policy proposals for the stability of the region as a scholar of international politics. Dr. Akino's sportsmanship and devotion to the next generation education still inspire young people and have an impact on them.

    Laboratory Schools Exhibition

    The University of Tsukuba has eleven laboratory schools and is the only university in Japan that has the full range of laboratory schools made up of elementary, junior high, and high schools and special needs schools.

    P.E. and Sport Exhibition

    The University of Tsukuba has produced many athletes during a long history. This P.E. and Sport Exhibition introduces activities of the first Olympic athletes, Olympic athletes who holds the largest number of medals in Japan, leading Olympic athletes, and athletes in various kinds of sports.

    University of Tsukuba Art Collection - Gifts of Mr. Akira Ishii

    The University of Tsukuba received paintings, print arts, and ceramics as gifts from Mr. Akira Ishii (President of Toshokan Ryutsu Center) in 2005. Part of these donated art works are exhibited regularly in this colection exhibition room for educational and research purpose. We welcome all visitors and hope you enjoy the beauty of these art works.

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