Departments and Research Centers
Departments and Research Centers

The IIS has 5 principal Research Departments that cover the following research fields:

Department of Fundamental Engineering (Dept. 1)
Department of Mechanical and Biofunctional Systems (Dept. 2)
Department of Informatics and Electronics (Dept. 3)
Department of Materials and Environmental Science (Dept. 4)
Department of Human and Social Systems (Dept. 5)

Research Departments consist of these 5 principal departments, Guest Chair, Corporate Sponsored Research Programs and Social Cooperation Programs.

All laboratories belong to one of the 5 principal departments. Based on their research results, laboratories of different fields sometimes form a research group in order to start a closer systematic cooperation. When such a research project relates to a strategic field of special importance, the research group becomes a Research Center, a Collaborative Research Center, or an International Collaborative Research Center. Research Centers belong to the IIS research facilities and are structured organically and flexibly to transcend the framework of a single department through cooperation, collaboration, and fusion between Research Departments.

International Collaborative Research Center is initiated based on a collaborative agreement or on a letter of intent between IIS and overseas research institutes.

  • Material Innovation Research Center
  • Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AI Center)
  • Universal Biology Institute
  • One Health, One World Collaboration Research Organization*
  • Infectious Diseases Collaborative Research Organization
  • Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society
  • Mobility Innovation Collaborative Research Organization*
  • Design-Led X Pedagogical Research Initiative*
  • Bioethics Collaborative Research Organization
  • Research Institute for an Inclusive Society through Engineering
  • Collaborative Research Organization for Micro and Nano Multifunctional Devices
  • Ocean Alliance Collaborative Research Organization
  • Collaborative Research Organization for the Digital Spatial Society
  • Sports Science Initiative
  • Interfaculty Initiative in Disaster Prevention and Revitalization Research
  • Laboratories for International Research on Multi-disciplinary Micro Systems*
  • UTokyo Institute for Diversity and Adaptation of Human Mind
  • Collaborative Research Organization for Next-Generation Cyber Infrastructure
  • International Institute for Next Urban Planning, Design and Management
  • Collaborative Research Organization for Integrative Medical Genomics and Informatics
  • Collaborative Research Organization for Comprehensive Energy Sciences
  • Synchrotron Radiation Collaborative Research Organization
  • UTokyo Center for Climate Solutions
  • UTokyo LCA Center for Future Strategy
  • Security Informatics Education and Research Center

* Indicates a principal collaborative research organization led by our institute.