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.

Director General
Deputy Directors
Faculty Meeting
Administrative Committees
Common Facilities
Technical Staff Group

Personnel and Students

Title Number Title Number
Professors 69 Associate Professors 41
Lecturers 8 Visiting Faculty Members 14
Project Professors 5 Project Associate Professors 8
Project Lecturers 9 Research Associates 52
Project Research Associates 40 Project Researchers 102
Research Affiliates 33 Research Fellows 366
Research Advisors 48 Visiting Research Fellows 8
Visiting Associate Research Fellows 18 Associate Research Fellows 212
Senior Collaborators 40 Commissioned Researchers 6
Private Sector Collaborative Researchers 71 Postdoctoral Fellows 5
Predoctoral Fellows 8 Technical Support Staff 46
Administrative Staff 56 Project Academic Support Specialists 7
Project Specialists 24 Master’s Program Students (International Students) 487 (159)
Doctoral Program Students (International Students) 221 (108) Visiting Research Students of Graduate School 14
Research Students 9 Todai Postdoctoral Research Fellows 14
(As of January 1, 2019)


Item Amount
(in thousand Yen)
Salaries and Wages 4,997,827
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 3,153,855
External Funds 1,823,972
Research, Equipment, and Others 6,996,732
Management Expenses Grants for National University Corporations 1,017,020
Funds for Commissioned Research 3,698,996
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 752,455
Endowments 277,905
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 761,795
Other Subsidies from the Government 31,646
Indirect Expenses 456,915
Total 11,974,559
(Fiscal year 2017)

Research Activities

Item Number of programs
FY2017 FY2016
External Funding 716 715
Endowments 156 153
Comissioned Research 164 155
Collaborative Research with Private Sector 214 204
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 189 195
Other Subsidies from Government 3 8
Research Themes 600 601
Academic journals 930 994
Awards 141 136