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 f ive research departments, one guest chair, three corporate sponsored research programs, seven social cooperation programs, nine research centers, two collaborative research centers, two international collaborative research centers, Chiba Experiment Station,Design-Led X Platform, common facilities, and administrative of f ices. 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 and administrative of fices.

Director General
Deputy Directors
Faculty Meeting
Administrative Committees
Technical Staff Group

Personnel and Students

Title Number Title Number
Professors 66 Associate Professors 44
Lecturers 11 Visiting Faculty Members 16
Project Professors 7 Project Associate Professors 7
Project Lecturers 9 Research Associates 59
Project Research Associates 44 Project Researchers 113
Research Affiliates 30 Research Fellows 364
Research Advisors 51 Visiting Research Fellows 7
Visiting Associate Research Fellows 9 Associate Research Fellows 205
Senior Collaborators 45 Commissioned Researchers 7
Private Sector Collaborative Researchers 81 Postdoctoral Fellows 10
Predoctoral Fellows 4 Technical Support Staff 50
Administrative Staff 59 Project Academic Support Specialists 11
Project Specialists 21 Master’s Program Students (International Students) 520 (173)
Doctoral Program Students (International Students) 232 (126) Visiting Research Students of Graduate School 29
Research Students 9 Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows 22
(As of January 1, 2018)


Item Amount
(in thousand Yen)
Salaries and Wages 4,771,865
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 2,989,066
External Funds 1,782,799
Research, Equipment, and Others 6,112,666
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 759,148
Funds for Commissioned Research (Public Sector) 3,360,214
Funds for Commissioned Research (Private Sector) 8,253
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 649,391
Endowments 169,326
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 662,627
Other Subsidies from the Government 90,527
Indirect Expenses 413,180
Total 10,884,531
(Fiscal year 2016)

Research Activities

Item Number of programs
FY2016 FY2015
External Funding 715 739
Endowments 153 127
Comissioned Research 155 178
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 204 234
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 195 187
Other Subsidies from Government 8 13
Research Themes 601 578
Published Papers 3,954 4,147
Awards 136 133