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Global Advisory Board

What is the Global Advisory Board?

The University of Tokyo established the President’s Council in 2006 to develop its international strategy and take bold action to become one of the world’s leading universities. It was reorganized to become the UTokyo Global Advisory Board in 2017 by strengthening its function to operate more organizationally. The board aims to give advice on important issues and make proposals for future development of the university.
 
<Roles of the Global Advisory Board>

・ Reviewing and advising on strategies of the university
・ Advising on specific actions and proposing new directions
・ Advising on education, research, and funding
・ Assisting in creating and developing global networks
 



Hot Topic: More Women in Academia



The 12th meeting of President’s Council took place on November 25, 2016 on the Hongo Campus with 15 council members attending the event to discuss their views and opinions with President Makoto Gonokami and other senior members of the University.
 
During the meeting, several members mentioned “gender equality” as one of the most important issues that the university needs to address. Data shows that only about 20% of undergraduate students and 28% of graduate students at UTokyo are female (The University of Tokyo Databook, 2016). Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor of University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, emphasized the importance of women in academia. She also suggested inviting more female members to future meetings.

At the end of the day, the members agreed on a tentative action plan, in which UTokyo will aim to increase the number of female members in the next advisory committee (the Global Advisory Board) and make additional efforts to achieve gender balance in both classrooms and faculty.
 

Past Meetings

Meetings of the Global Advisory Board are in principle held once a year, bringing together some of the board members to advise and make proposals on a particular theme.
 
Year City Meeting Documents
2006 Tokyo The 1st Meeting of the President’s Council Introduction [1.9MB]
Presentation slides [1.5MB]
2007 London The 2nd Meeting of the President’s Council Presentation slides [125KB]
2007 Tokyo The 3rd Meeting of the President’s Council Presentation slides [304KB]
2008 New Delhi The 4th Meeting of the President’s Council Presentation slides [115KB]
2008 Tokyo The 5th Meeting of the President’s Council Presentation slides [648KB]
2009 Tokyo The 6th Meeting of the President’s Council  
2010 New York The 7th Meeting of the President’s Council  
2010 Tokyo The 8th Meeting of the President’s Council  
2011 Geneva The 9th Meeting of the President’s Council  
2013 Bangkok The 10th Meeting of the President’s Council  
2014 Tokyo The 11th Meeting of the President’s Council  
2016 Tokyo The 12th Meeting of the President’s Council Presentation slides [1.3MB]
Wrap up [469KB]
 

Board Members
 
List in process.