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, two corporate sponsored research programs, six social cooperation programs, ten research centers, five collaborative research centers, two international collaborative research centers, Chiba experiment station, Design-Led X PLATFORM, 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

Title Number Title Number
Professors 71 Associate Professors 45
Lecturers 8 Visiting Faculty Members 16
Project Professors 9 Project Associate Professors 7
Project Lecturers 7 Research Associates 59
Project Research Associates 41 Project Researchers 102
Research Affiliates 39 Research Fellows 371
Research Advisors 53 Visiting Research Fellows 9
Visiting Associate Research Fellows 9 Associate Research Fellows 199
Senior Collaborators 37 Commissioned Researchers 5
Private Sector Collaborative Researchers 92 Postdoctoral Fellows 7
Predoctoral Fellows 5 Technical Support Staff 53
Administrative Staff 57 Project Academic Support Specialists 29
Project Specialists 30 Master’s Program Students (International Students) 460 (120)
Doctoral Program Students (International Students) 230 (145) Visiting Research Students of Graduate School 12
Research Students 15 Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows 21
(As of January 1, 2017)


Item Amount
(in thousand Yen)
Salaries and Wages 4,645,061
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 2,746,456
External Funds 1,898,605
Research, Equipment, and Others 6,763,717
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 680,520
Funds for Commissioned Research (Public Sector) 3,333,031
Funds for Commissioned Research (Private Sector) 14,663
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 687,738
Endowments 188,559
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 621,706
Other Subsidies from the Government 818,018
Indirect Expenses 419,482
Total 11,408,778
(Fiscal year 2015)

Research Activities

Item Number of programs
FY2015 FY2014
External Funding 739 733
Endowments 127 147
Comissioned Research 178 160
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 234 218
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 187 184
Other Subsidies from Government 13 24
Research Themes 578 596
Published Papers 4,147 4,356
Awards 133 127