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 extraordinary research department, one guest chair, three corporate sponsored research programs, five social cooperation programs, ten research centers, five collaborative research centers, two international collaborative research centers, Chiba experiment station, common facilities, and administrative offices. In addition to pursuing research in their respective fields, the faculty members of the Institute 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, technical staff group and administrative offices.

Director General
Deputy Directors
Faculty Meeting
Administrative Committees
Technical Staff Group

Personnel and Students

Professors56Associate Professors33
Lecturers6Visiting Faculty Members20
Project Professors11Project Associate Professors11
Project Lecturers4Research Associates52
Project Research Associates37Project Researchers106
Research Managers39Research Fellows366
Research Advisors53Visiting Research Fellows17
Cooperative Research Fellows196Commissioned Researchers7
Private Sector Collaborative Researchers57Postdoctoral Fellows8
Predoctoral Fellows5Technical Support Staff54
Administrative Staff63Project Academic Support Specialists11
Project Academic Support Staff21Project Senior Specialists2
Master’s Program Students (International Students)425 (113)Doctoral Program Students (International Students)223 (111)
Visiting Research Students of Graduate School15Research Students7
Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows13
(As of January 1, 2016)


(in thousand Yen)
Salaries and Wages4,421,744
Research, Equipment, and Others6,607,947
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations677,615
Funds for Commissioned Research (Public Sector)3,070,794
Funds for Commissioned Research (Private Sector)22,479
Collaborative Research with Private Sector992,210
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research655,272
Other Subsidies from the Government1,007,087
(Fiscal year 2014)

Research Activities

ItemNumber of programs
External Funding655628
Comissioned Research129135
Collaborative Research with Private Sector177148
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research205206
Other Subsidies from Government1817
Research Themes617573
Published Papers4,5084,702