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 guest chair, four corporate sponsored research programs, six social cooperation programs, seven UTokyo IIS research centers, one IIS research center, two collaborative research centers, one international collaborative research center, 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 IIS 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.