The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) currently comprises 10 faculties, 11 institutes, 15 graduate schools, and a number of shared facilities. Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) is the largest of these institutes; currently, IIS comprises five research departments, one guest chair, six corporate sponsored research programs, seven social cooperation programs, four UTokyo IIS research centers, eight IIS research centers, one collaborative research center, one international collaborative research center, Large-Scale Experiment and Advanced-Analysis Platform, Design-Led X Platform, common facilities, and administrative offices. In addition to pursuing research in their respective fields, the faculty members of IIS play an active role in the graduate school by conducting courses, experiments, exercises, and research meetings, as well as supervising graduate students for their master’s and doctoral theses in the divisions of engineering and science.
IIS has been managing five research departments in which fundamental research activities are conducted in the individual research laboratories, and thereafter, on the basis of the results of these activities, collaborative research, extensive research, general research, and project research activities are promoted with the close cooperation of researchers from different disciplines. In particular, project research activities are conducted at research centers, as is the case with research strategy facilities, and the entire research organization is supported by the common facilities and administrative offices.

Director General
Deputy Directors
Faculty Meeting
Administrative Committees
Common Facilities
Research Management Office
Office of Social Cooperation and Archives
Public Relations Office
Office of International and Corporate Relations
Technical Staff Group

Personnel and Students

Title Number Title Number
Professors 65 Associate Professors 47
Lecturers 4 Visiting Faculty Members 14
Project Professors 12 Project Associate Professors 11
Project Lecturers 10 Research Associates 60
Project Research Associates 36 Project Researchers 90
Research Affiliates 27 Research Fellows 371
Research Advisors 51 Visiting Research Fellows 10
Visiting Associate Research Fellows 4 Associate Research Fellows 191
Senior Collaborators 38 Commissioned Researchers 10
Private Sector Collaborative Researchers 97 Postdoctoral Fellows 5
Predoctoral Fellows 5 Technical Support Staff 49
Administrative Staff 56 Project Academic Support Specialists 9
Project Specialists 3 Master’s Program Students (International Students) 517 (170)
Doctoral Program Students (International Students) 261 (146) Visiting Research Students of Graduate School 11
Research Students 3 Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows 18
(As of January 1, 2021)


Item Amount
(in thousand Yen)
Salaries and Wages 4,627,367
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 3,082,206
External Funds 1,545,161
Research, Equipment, and Others 5,949,525
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 1,328,701
Funds for Commissioned Research 2,639,078
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 684,935
Endowments 261,190
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 629,573
Other Subsidies from the Government 44,106
Indirect Expenses 361,942
Total 10,576,892
(Fiscal year 2019)

Research Activities

Item Number of programs
FY2019 FY2018
External Funding 626 676
Endowments 145 139
Comissioned Research 115 157
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 174 175
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 186 201
Other Subsidies from Government 6 4
Research Themes 589 608
Academic journals 865 820
Awards 189 157