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-RECENT ACTIVITIES-
October 4, 2017 Special Lecture “The Accelerating Universe” by Prof. Brian Schmidt, the 2011 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics
July 28, 2017 Delegation from Tsinghua University Headed by President Qiu Yong Visit UTokyo
June 9, 2017 Issue of the Third UTokyo Strategic Partnership Report
May 29, 2017 Symposium on Internationally Cooperative Projects in Higher Education in a Knowledge-based Economy
April 29, 2017 UTokyo Participates in Launch of AUA (AUA: Asian Universities Alliance)
April 25, 2017 UTokyo Signs Agreement with UBC and MPI
April 13-15, 2017 The Second UTokyo-Tsinghua Strategic Partnership Joint Symposium @ Tsinghua University on “Multidiscipline”
March 27-28, 2017 12th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting
March 17, 2017 Third UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
February 22, 2017 Delegation from Stockholm University Visits UTokyo
February 12-19, 2017 National Taiwan University – University of Tokyo Joint Winter Program Held
February 6, 2017 PKU Undergraduate Students Visit UTokyo, Engage in Lively Discussion with UTokyo Students
January 31, 2017 The Second Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium @ UTokyo
January 19-20, 2017 ETHZ-UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on Science, Design, Manufacturing and Information
January 23, 2017 New University of Tokyo Video “UTokyo/Society” Released!
Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016 Staff Training at Peking University and Tsinghua University
November 24-25, 2016 The Twelfth President’s Council Meeting Held
November 7-11, 2016 UTokyo Cohosts the Chile-Japan Academic Forum 2016 at Patagonia
September 19, 2016 UTokyo offers “Studying at Japanese Universities” as a MOOC Series
July 22, 2016 Memorandum on Strategic Partnership signed with Seoul National University
June 16, 2016 Issue of the Second UTokyo Strategic Partnership Report
June 6, 2016 Results of the UTokyo Photography Contest
April 25-April 26, 2016 11th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting
March 17-8, 2016 Princeton Days at UTokyo: Progress Report on the Strategic Partnership
March 14, 2016 Second UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
February 10, 2016 The UTokyo Photography Contest is accepting applications now!
December 7, 2015 The 1st Top Global University Joint Symposium Report
November 23-24, 2015 Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium and Workshops
October 29, 2015 The 9th Forum for Japanese and Chinese University Presidents was held at Kyushu University
October 5, 2015 KAKENHI Information Session for Overseas Researchers
July 27-28, 2015 PKU Senior Administrators’ Training Program at UTokyo
April 20, 2015 First UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
March 4, 2015 Strategic Partnership Engagement made between UTokyo and ANU
March 4, 2015 The University of Tokyo establishes Strategic Partnership with the University of Cambridge
February 17, 2015 Visit from the President of Seoul National University
October 22-23, 2014 UTokyo Day at Princeton, celebrated the strategic partnership

Top Global University Project

The Top Global University Project is a funding project promoted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) which aims to enhance the international compatibility and competitiveness of higher education in Japan. It provides prioritized support for the world-class and innovative universities that lead the internationalization of Japanese universities.

UTokyo’s initiative, “Constructing a Global Campus Model at UTokyo,” was selected by MEXT as part of its Top Global University Project (Type A), which is for world-class universities that have the potential to be ranked in the top 100 in world university rankings.
 

The Six Characteristics of the Global Campus Model

  1. World-class, cutting-edge research takes place in a wide range of academic fields
  2. A comprehensively reformed education system suitable for the modern Globalization Era
  3. A wide range of degree programs and courses throughout the curriculum available in English
  4. A high level of research and teaching carried out in Japanese, and courses in languages other than English taking place systematically
  5. A diverse environment where academic and administrative staff and students of the University can teach, research and work together regardless of culture, language, gender, and age while mutually understanding each other
  6. An organization put into place that supports the Global Campus, and where staff with high levels of knowledge and competency is placed throughout the University
 

Summary of Project

To construct this Model,
(1) a new and effective education system through comprehensive education reform and modification of the academic calendar has to be constructed and enhanced,
(2) the global outreach in education as well as research activities should be improved through the formation of strategic partnerships with select world–leading overseas universities (details HERE), and
(3) a core platform that facilitates the planning and implementation of a Global Campus should be established.
 

Top Global University Project

Strategic Partnerships Project

Strategic Partnerships are expansive, mutually-beneficial, and special relationships with a limited number of overseas universities that go beyond the usual academic exchange agreements by taking advantage of the strengths of UTokyo and each strategic partner university.

Click HERE for more information!

Top Global Scholars Visiting UTokyo

Top Global Scholars have visited UTokyo to enhance the Excellence, Mobility and Diversity of the University as part of the Top Global University Project, etc.

  February 2017
  George Smoot / School of Science
  (Nobel Laureate / University of California, Berkeley)
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  November 2016
  Ngô Bảo Châu / Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
  (Fields Medalist / The University of Chicago)
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  August 2016
  Sheldon Lee Glashow / School of Science
  (Nobel Laureate / Boston University, Harvard University)
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  November 2015
  Shing-Tung Yau / Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
  (Fields Medalist / Harvard University)
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  October 2015
  Alan H. Guth / Kavli IPMU
  (Kavli Prize / Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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  June 2015https://math.berkeley.edu/~vfr/IMAGES/vj6.jpg 
  Sir Vaughan F. R. Jones / Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
  (Fields Medalist / Vanderbilt University, University of California, Berkeley)




  April 2015
  Gerard 't Hooft / Kavli IPMU
  (Nobel Laureate / Universiteit Utrecht)






  November 2014 
  Edward Witten / Kavli IPMU
  (Fields Medalist / Institute for Advanced Study)
 

MOOC Series “Studying at Japanese Universities”

MOOC Series “Studying at Japanese Universities”

UTokyo has developed and offers a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) series titled “Studying at Japanese Universities” via Coursera, as a free online course for those interested in studying in Japan.

Click HERE for more information and see you in Japan!

UTokyo Photography Contest

UTokyo Photography Contest

Applications for the contest are now closed.
Thank you all for your interest and submissions of photographs.


Click HERE for results and more information on the contest.

Shared Album “UTokyo Global” on UTokyo Facebook

You can find photographs of international activities handled by the Division of International Affairs.
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