Foreign Researchers
Foreign Researchers

There are support programs for researchers coming and going overseas. A short-term invitation program is offered to foreign researchers with various backgrounds. For sending researchers abroad, the Foundation for the Promotion of Industrial Science financially assists faculty members, technical support staffs and graduate students to attend international conferences or reside for research activities.

IIS welcomes a large number of foreign researchers and international students from all over the world. Japanese classes and counseling services are provided to support their daily lives and research activities. International exchange meetings are also held to promote the understanding of diverse cultures.

Title 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Visiting Research Fellows 10 9 8 7 9
Visiting Associate Research Fellows 4 8 17 9 9
Postdoctoral Fellows 5 5 2 8 4
Predoctoral Fellows 4 7 5 3 3
Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows 11 12 11 16 17
Doctoral Program Students 146 138 108 126 145
Master's Program Students 170 169 159 173 120
Visiting Research Students of Graduate School 11 13 14 29 12
Research Students 2 5 7 9 12
(As of January 1, 2021)

International Gathering - Cultural Interactions at Komaba Research Campus –

At lunchtime, people from Japan and around the world come together to swap stories and exchange opinions. The international gathering is a lunch event, which was first organized during the winter semester in 2011. Now, it is held from noon until two o’clock every Tuesday.

International Exchange Events

In collaboration with Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), IIS organizes International Exchange Events in autumn to connect foreign researchers and students with Japanese staffs, researchers and students in Komaba Research Campus.

Japanese Language Course

For those who will study Japanese along with their research activities, the Center for the Japanese Language Education provides Japanese courses in Komaba Research Campus.