Muroran Institute of Technology (Muroran IT) is a technical institute which is composed of the Faculty of Engineering, a four-year course leading to a Bachelor’s degree, which consists of four departments; a Graduate School, which has a two-year course in three divisions for the Master’s degree, and a three-year course in one division for a Doctor’s degree.

Muroran IT was founded on the present site in 1949 by the Japanese Government, merging two schools which were founded in 1887 and 1939, respectively.

Muroran IT occupies a 213,813 square-meter campus in Muroran, a city which is located at the entrance of Uchiura Bay in the southwestern part of Hokkaido.

Muroran IT has an enrollment of about 3,300 students (including about 500 graduate students) and employs about 280 academic and administrative staff members.

Muroran IT operates on a two-semester system.

Muroran IT has educated many alumni who are playing active roles in various fields internationally as well as domestically.