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, three corporate sponsored research programs, five social cooperation programs, ten research centers, five collaborative research centers, two international collaborative research centers, Chiba experiment station, 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 56 Associate Professors 33
Lecturers 6 Visiting Faculty Members 20
Project Professors 11 Project Associate Professors 11
Project Lecturers 4 Research Associates 52
Project Research Associates 37 Project Researchers 106
Research Managers 39 Research Fellows 366
Research Advisors 53 Visiting Research Fellows 17
Cooperative Research Fellows 196 Commissioned Researchers 7
Private Sector Collaborative Researchers 57 Postdoctoral Fellows 8
Predoctoral Fellows 5 Technical Support Staff 54
Administrative Staff 63 Project Academic Support Specialists 11
Project Academic Support Staff 21 Project Senior Specialists 2
Master’s Program Students (International Students) 425 (113) Doctoral Program Students (International Students) 223 (111)
Visiting Research Students of Graduate School 15 Research Students 7
Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows 13
(As of January 1, 2016)


Item Amount
(in thousand Yen)
Salaries and Wages 4,421,744
Research, Equipment, and Others 6,607,947
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 677,615
Funds for Commissioned Research (Public Sector) 3,070,794
Funds for Commissioned Research (Private Sector) 22,479
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 992,210
Endowments 182,490
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 655,272
Other Subsidies from the Government 1,007,087
Total 11,029,691
(Fiscal year 2014)

Research Activities

Item Number of programs
FY2013 FY2012
External Funding 655 628
Endowments 144 139
Comissioned Research 129 135
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 177 148
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 205 206
Other Subsidies from Government 18 17
Research Themes 617 573
Published Papers 4,508 4,702
Awards 120 133