Take the challenge of excellence and become a Graduate or Research Student at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS). The IIS is a modern research institute that belongs to the University of Tokyo, the largest national university in Japan, and is located right in the heart of Tokyo. Obtaining a Master or Doctoral degree from the University of Tokyo through research at IIS is a highly prestigious education achievement. Join outstanding scientists and leading engineers in their fields to conduct cutting-edge research during your studies at IIS. The IIS comprises more than 110 excellently equipped research laboratories, each headed either by a professor, an associate professor, or a lecturer, whose education and research activities cover almost all engineering disciplines. To only name a few, the research areas range from applied physics to material, chemical and biological engineering, from mechanical to electrical and information engineering, from architecture to civil and ocean engineering.
Please consult the complete list of IIS Departments and Research Centers to find a research group in your field of interest. The heads of these research groups (IIS laboratories) belong to a number of different Graduate Schools at the University of Tokyo. Therefore, in order to study at IIS first decide the academic advisor whom you would like to supervise your research, then enroll into the Graduate School that this faculty member belongs to. Information on the requirements and admission procedures for international students is given below.