Overseas Offices
Overseas Offices

IIS promotes the multifaceted strategic integration of national and international research networks. Several research centers have been established to actively promote these collaborative researches. Through this network, IIS creates novel academic fields by undertaking international research initiatives, and consequently addresses new global challenges raised by academic development and social paradigm shifts. As shown in the next paragraphs, in addition to the Global Collaborative Research Network, IIS opened SMMIL-E in France as well as UTokyo New York Office in USA cooperated with the Institute of Medical Science and it promotes international collaboration.

SMMIL-E (Seeding Microsystems in Medicine in Lille - European Japanese Technologies against Cancer -)

In June 2014, a new joint international laboratory, SMMIL-E, a mirror site of LIMMS, was opened in Lille, France, in collaboration with Centre Oscar Lambret, a regional center of cancerology of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, CNRS, and University Lille 1. The SMMIL-E project is designed to transfer advanced BioMEMS technologies developed at IIS for clinical applications, mainly against cancer. (BioMEMS are extremely miniaturized devices for the characterization of biomolecules (DNA, proteins), cells, and tissues for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes).

UTokyo NY Office

UTokyo New York Office opening ceremony

IIS runs UTokyo New York Office opened in November 2015 in collaboration with the Institute of Medical Science. Its activities are: 1) development of collaborative research platforms for science and technology with universities and industrial laboratories, 2) promotion of joint educational activities with universities and research institutes, 3) organization of joint symposiums and seminars, and 4) provision of information to researchers who wish to collaborate or cooperate with UTokyo. It will work in close cooperation with other departments and institutes of the university.

NameCountry/RegionCityEstablishment YearUmbrella Institute
Paris Office, Center for International Research on MicroMechatronics (CIRMM), The University of Tokyo (Europe Office, IIS, UT)FranceParis2000Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Regional Network Office for Urban Safety (Branch Office, IIS, UT in AIT)ThailandPathumthani2002Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Branch Office of Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, in Hochiminh City University of Technology (Branch Office, IIS, UT in HCMUT)VietnamHochiminh2006Hochiminh City University of Technology
Bangladesh Network Office for Urban Safety (Branch Office, IIS, UT in BUET)BangladeshDhaka2006Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
A Collaborative Research Office for Urban Safety (Asian Office, IIS, UT)ThailandBangkok2006Chulalongkorn University
North American Office, IIS, UTCanadaToronto2006University of Toronto
Brisbane Office at QUT, IIS, UTAustraliaBrisbane2009Queensland University of Technology
SMMIL-EFranceLille2014Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Centre Oscar Lambret, University Lille 1
UTokyo NY OfficeUSANew York2014
IIS/UTokyo Bureau for European CollaborationFranceLille2015Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)