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.


By utilizing the diverse activities with strategic partner universities, UTokyo is able to promote diverse and interdisciplinary exchanges in addition to international educational and research exchanges. This enables UTokyo to enhance the mobility of its academic and administrative staff and students, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, all in an effort to gear UTokyo’s excellent educational and research activities to a more international environment, as well as expand UTokyo’s presence and increase its profile globally.

Project Overview

This project builds on the various projects that existed in various departments through the strategic partnership frameworks between 2014 and 2016. In addition to promoting interdisciplinary research and education with the support of the International Affairs Division, it also aims to develop working frameworks for, among others, the acquisition of external funding by creating and strengthening sustainable relationships for the future. UTokyo currently has strategic partnerships with the ten universities mentioned below. Furthermore, UTokyo also supports various projects conducted with the ten primary strategic partner universities shown below, as well as prospective strategic partner universities.

Activities with Partner Universities

*For updates on other strategic partnership activities, please refer to the ‘Recent Activities’ list here
*Details on the activities with each partner university can be found in the reports on the UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposiums explained below

UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium

The Division of International Affairs regularly holds the UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium to gain a deeper understanding about the activities of the strategic partnership with the various partner universities, as well as sharing good practices by showcasing past and current activities and plans for future collaborations.

Third UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
 Date: March 17, 2017
 Announcement in Topics (March 2017)
 Report (English) 

Second UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
 Date: March 14, 2016
 Announcement in Topics (March 2016)
 Report (English)

First UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
 Date: April 20, 2015
 Announcement in Topics (May 2015)
 Report (Japanese)