Academics
Academics
Home > Academics > Graduate Schools > Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

1. Overview

Collapse
  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

     Information is at the core of society and intelligence in the 21st century. The ever-rising dependence on information science and technology in modern society, in industry and in personal life demands the reinforcement of their foundations and the creation of new ideas. It is also vital that we furnish means of effectively configuring the advanced and intelligent information systems that function as the brain and nerve systems of modern society. It was to address these needs that the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology was established in April 2001.

     The six departments of the Graduate School (Computer Science, Mathematical Informatics, Information Physics and Computing, Information and Communication Engineering, Mechano-Informatics, and Creative Informatics) have collaborated to lay the foundations for core science and technology in the field of informatics, while at the same time forging a base for international exchange in cutting-edge information science and technology. In education, graduate students willing and able to manifest leadership at the global level are cultivated through teaching the basics of information science and technology via a systematic curriculum in combination with research participation in information science and technology.

     An additional objective is to make the Graduate School open to society. Examples of this effort include the establishment of Affiliated Visiting Professor Chairs and the Program for Industrial Collaborative Research as a framework for fruitful collaboration with industry. Collaboration in international research and education is also promoted with universities and research institutions around the world.

     In October 2010, the School started an English program in Information Science and Technology and it has become a part of the regular study program of the Graduate School. The program was established to answer the needs of an international age, allowing graduate students enrolled in the program to carry out their studies entirely in English, i.e., by attending lectures in English, taking examinations in English, writing reports or giving presentations in English, being supervised in English, and finally writing a thesis in English. The English Program offers sufficient courses to fulfill the graduation requirements of each department. Those enrolled in the program will receive a degree certified by their department when they graduate, just as with other students in the department.

     In this way, the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology is structured to facilitate the organic pooling of the wisdom and intelligence of information science and technology at the University of Tokyo, and thereby to act as an innovative base of graduate school-level education and research targeting advanced information science and technology that serves the needs of the 21st century.

2. Departments

Expand

3. Websites

Expand

4. Special Selection for International Applicants

Expand

5. Types of Degrees

Expand

6. Required Japanese Level

Expand

7. Application Distribution/Application Period

Expand

8. Contact

Expand