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, six corporate sponsored research programs, seven social cooperation programs, four UTokyo IIS research centers, eight IIS research centers, one collaborative research center, one international collaborative research center, Large-Scale Experiment and Advanced-Analysis Platform, 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 offices.

Director General
Deputy Directors
Faculty Meeting
Administrative Committees
Common Facilities
Research Management Office
Office of Social Cooperation and Archives
Public Relations Office
Office of International and Corporate Relations
Technical Staff Group

Personnel and Students

Title Number Title Number
Professors 63 Associate Professors 45
Lecturers 4 Visiting Faculty Members 9
Project Professors 14 Project Associate Professors 12
Project Lecturers 7 Research Associates 54
Research Assistants 6 Project Research Associates 40
Project Researchers 94 Research Affiliates 30
Research Fellows 375 Distinguished Research Advisor 1
Research Advisors 50 Visiting Research Fellows 9
Visiting Associate Research Fellows 4 Associate Research Fellows 181
Senior Collaborators 45 Commissioned Researchers 10
Private Sector Collaborative Researchers 124 Postdoctoral Fellow 1
Predoctoral Fellows 5 Technical Support Staff 48
Administrative Staff 70 Project Academic Specialists 32
Advanced Academic Support Staff 2 Project Senior Specialist 1
Project Specialists 3 Master’s Program Students (International Students) 548 (206)
Doctoral Program Students (International Students) 303 (175) Visiting Research Students of Graduate School 17
Research Students 3 Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows 13
(As of January 1, 2022)


Item Amount
(in thousand Yen)
Salaries and Wages 4,605,160
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 3,095,840
External Funds 1,509,320
Research, Equipment, and Others 5,828,642
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 853,627
Funds for Commissioned Research 2,612,334
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 1,231,660
Endowments 140,528
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 526,614
Other Subsidies from the Government 95,547
Indirect Expenses 235,589
Other (University Bonds) 132,743
Total 10,433,802
(Fiscal year 2020)

Research Activities

Item Number of programs
FY2020 FY2019
External Funding 671 626
Endowments 108 145
Comissioned Research 134 115
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 194 174
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 228 186
Other Subsidies from Government 7 6
Research Themes 592 589
Academic journals 977 865
Awards 170 189