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FSI Symposium Series

The Future Society Initiative Symposium Series lists symposiums, workshops and lectures in regard to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals and The Future Society Initiative's activities, with the aim of promoting effective publicity and connecting to future activity.

See this page on the UTokyo Portal for information on how to list your symposium as an FSI Symposium (Internal access only).

FY 2020

 


Tokyo College International Roundtable: ”Living through a Pandemic – Reassessing the Covid-19 Crisis around the World”

 
Date June 2, 2020
Venue Tokyo College YouTube Channel
Overview This is the first public online event within the framework of Tokyo College “Corona Forum”. We will connect researchers from around the world who are closely related to Tokyo College online to talk about the response of each country to the “Corona Crisis” and the future of the world.

Symposium Poster

Related link
Registration No pre-registration required
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tcevent[at]graffiti97.co.jp

 

FY 2019

 


The 6th UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium -Establishing a sustainable strategic partnership model-

 
Date March 2, 2020 ※The event will be cancelled
Venue Koshiba Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The 6th UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium will, building on the activities since its inception in 2014, use examples of fundraising and network-building with private and public-sector stakeholders to think about how to build a sustainable relationship with partnership universities.
It will provide an opportunity for trustees, invited guests, and representatives from partnership universities to exchange experiences, showcase examples and ideas, while seeking a holistic direction for the project moving forward.

Symposium Poster

Related link(Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form (~ February 26, 2020)
Contact Division for Global Campus Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
sp.uni.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 


Symposium commemorating the establishment of the Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society
Regional revitalization in data-driven society -Towards the second stage of the comprehensive strategy on local area utilizing RESAS-

 
Date February 12, 2020
Venue 21 Komaba Center for Educational Excellence (21 KOMCEE) West, Komaba I Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society was established on April 1, 2018, as a new Integrated Research System of the University of Tokyo. The organization aims to generate synergy effect in aspects of research, regional cooperation, and human resource development by establishing the integrated platform through the collaboration of 11 departments that deal with regional issues.
In the end of 2019, the Japanese government established the national comprehensive strategy for the second stage of regional revitalization, which will accelerate the preparation towards the local comprehensive strategy. Interest will be emerged in the way of regional revitalization in data-driven society, including utilization of Regional Economy Society Analyzing System (RESAS). In this symposium, with the help of specialists from various fields, we would like to provide information about the current status and issues of big data related to regional revitalization, and discuss the future of regional areas facing data-driven society.

Symposium Poster(Japanese language only)

Related link(Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form(Japanese language only)
Contact Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society, The University of Tokyo
resas[at]frs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 


Tokyo College Event “Japanese as a Global Scientific Language”

 
Date February 5, 2020
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview How to Develop Japanese with Dictionaries and AI?
The lecture will discuss about the advantages of developing Japanese as a global scientific language and the importance of strengthening linguistic and cultural connections with other languages.
Japan should be aware of the power of Japanese culture and develop Japanese more actively.

Symposium Poster

Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tcevent[at]graffiti97.co.jp

 

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Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Public Health and Policy

 
Date February 17, 2020
Venue Tetsumon Memorial Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Climate change has been set as one of core policy discussion themes in the SDGs. Indeed, the impact range is diverse; health impact by direct (extreme weather) and indirect (through natural systems such as malaria and wildfires) exposure.
The impacts are mediated by public health capability and adaptation and disproportionately more crucial to socioeconomically more vulnerable people.
There remains a need to embrace a more interdisciplinary approach in addressing complex environmental issues and exploring the role of public and private stakeholders.
Experts in several fields at the University of Tokyo and Seoul National University will participate in broad discussions on the health impact of climate change, global governance structure and policy to create countermeasures for the challenge, and politico-economic strategies to achieve the global goal for sustainable development.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Strategic Partnership Program of the University of Tokyo with Seoul National University
intws17feb2020[at]gmail.com
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One Earth Guardians Development Program: The 4th LUC Lecture - Extended -

 
Date November 16, 2019
Venue Fukutake Learning Theater, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Poster(Japanese language only)

Related link(Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form(Japanese language only)
Contact Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
One Earth Guardians Institution/One Earth Guardians Office
one_earth_g[at]ofc.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo-NTU Joint Conference

 
Date December 9-10, 2019
Venue Yayoi Auditorium, etc.
Overview National Taiwan University (NTU) and the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) have been holding Joint Conferences almost every year since 2015. We will have the fourth Joint Conference this year with the theme of “Co-creating the Future Society in Asia.” Researchers and students of both universities from various research fields will participate and discuss in the plenary session and 20 parallel sessions in order to create a glorious future in Asia.
At the plenary session, a keynote speech will be given by Prof. Shin-Ichiro Takahashi, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UTokyo about “One Earth Guardians Development Program.” The program was started to foster human resources who are necessary to create a world where humankind can coexist with everything on the planet even in 100 years from now. Furthermore, students who have participated the joint educational programs will also give presentations about their experiences.
Contact International Student Section/Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
ryugaku[at]ofc.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo Forum 2019

 
Date December 6-8, 2019
Venue Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Tokyo Forum 2019 is a new global forum aiming to promote discussion and exchange of ideas on the challenges that the world and human society face in various areas including politics, economics, culture, and environment. The co-hosts, the University of Tokyo and Chey Institute for Advanced Studies of Republic of Korea, have set the main theme of the forum as “Shaping the Future” and they invite the global leaders relevant to the theme as the keynote speakers and participants.

Symposium Poster(Japanese language only)

Related link
Contact Tokyo Forum Secretariat
tokyoforum2019-reg[at]intergroup.co.jp
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Symposium“Where is the World Going to? ― International Order and Global Environment at the Crossroads”

 
Date November 24, 2019
Venue Ito Hall and Multi-purpose space in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Poster

Related link(Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
event191124[at]ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event "Facing the Challenges of Global Environmental Problems"

 
Date November 27, 2019
Venue ENEOS Hall, 1F, RCAST Bldg.3-South, Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Humans have changed the atmosphere through excessive use of energy from fossil fuels to the extent that the young will inherit an out-of-control environment.
The problem is not in the science and technology, but in the lack of political will and financial commitment to achieve environmental goals.
This lecture aims to offer some ideas on how to create the world we want by working together.

Symposium Poster

Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event "Challenges of Science to Combat the Global Climate Change"

 
Date November 20, 2019
Venue Fukutake Learning Theater, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Future Earth, first announced in Rio+20 in 2012, is a joint program proposed to incorporate existing international programs and to expand its activities to tackle global issues.
Professor Lee, the president of ICSU at that time, will tell us the idea and philosophy of ICSU on Future Earth and about the prospect of the role of science for human wellbeing in the future.

Symposium Poster

Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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One Earth Guardians Development Program: The 4th LUC Lecture - Extended -

 
Date November 16, 2019
Venue Fukutake Learning Theater, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Poster(Japanese language only)

Related link(Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form(Japanese language only)
Contact Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
One Earth Guardians Institution/One Earth Guardians Office
one_earth_g[at]ofc.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event "Japan and the Sustainable Development Goals"

 
Date November 12, 2019
Venue Yayoi Auditorium, Ichijo Hall, Yayoi Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Transforming our World: The Age of Sustainable Development
Four years have passed since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and actions in Japan toward achieving the SDGs have gained momentum among the public and private sectors, academia, and civil society. Prof. Jeffery Sachs, who is an authority of the SDGs, will update us with the global progresses and challenges toward achieving the SDGs. Furthermore, he will give us his views on Japan's strengths and opportunities for building a more prosperous, fair, and sustainable world.

Symposium Poster

Related link
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Contribution of Nanotechnology to Sustainable Development Goals

 
Date November 23, 2019
Venue Koshiba Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Nanotechnology, the science which deals with phenomena occurring on a nanoscopic scale, is highly beneficial to our society. Its interdisciplinary character opens up the frontiers of diverse fields such as environment, energy, health care, information, communication, and electronics. Accessible contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as environment-friendly materials that use fewer scarce resources, devices that generate renewable energy, materials that are less burdensome to patients, and geriatric assistive devices, and social implementation attempts that offer significant potential for Society 5.0 are closer to being accomplished through the use of nanotechnology.
On the other hand, the problems peculiar to nanostructures are gradually being clarified. Efforts are being made globally with consideration for the Environment, Health, and Safety implications (EHS) and the Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications (ELSI) of nanotechnology––under the framework of state-led and international cooperation. It is difficult to say that Japan has been able to adopt this practice of institutionalization prevalent in China, the United States, and European countries; as national initiatives are under way to implement the benefits of nanotechnology to the fullest extent––based on its high technological potential and appropriate institutional designs.
In this symposium, we will introduce the latest examples of nanotechnology in Japan, focusing on nanocarbon and cellulose nanofibers. Additionally, we will consider issues concerning the social system and how this system should be. Following that, we will elucidate the contributions nanotechnology can make to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Last, an understanding of the interface between technology and society will be utilized to facilitate a discussion of the potential and challenges of nanotechnology for the coming future.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
Mr. Sasaki
sasak[at]ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The 15th Research Report on Radionuclide Contamination in Agriculture, Food and Forestry

 
Date November 16, 2019
Venue Yayoi Auditorium, Ichijo Hall, Yayoi Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview We will report on topics related to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident (the situation of contamination of forests, paddy field environment, and crops).
The speaker will be Dr. Kazuki Iijima, Fukushima Environmental Safety Center Sector of Fukushima Research and Development, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), as well as the members of the Reconstruction Support Project at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Details are available on the home page of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)

Related links (Japanese language only)
Registration No pre-registration required
Contact Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Mr. Tanoi
uktanoi[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Symposium on Regional CES and GIAHS

 
Date November 29, 2019
Venue Wakayama Prefectural Cultural Hall
Overview To promote the Regional Circular and Ecological Sphere and the co-creation among industry, government, and academia, this symposium invites the lectures on the concept for transforming the regional structures, the mechanisms based on the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, and related domestic actions in Japan.
During the panel discussion, actual actions in the next steps are proposed by referring to the current on-going projects for regional transformation and sustainability.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form (Japanese language only)
Contact Wakayama Prefecture / Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
e0701004[at]pref.wakayama.lg.jp
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Ito International Research Center Conference the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege’s Special Lecture on “Peace, Justice, and Women’s Rights”

 
Date October 4, 2019
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Since the onset of the violent conflict in DRC in 1996, the civilian death toll is estimated to have reached 6 million. In particular, in eastern DRC, human rights have constantly been violated by the 100-odd armed groups operating in the area.
Most of these groups have been funded by both the exploitation and trafficking of rich mineral resources.
Related to these mineral dealings and violence, systematic sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war with the aim of destroying the victim, her family, and her community.
This event looks to offer a platform to understand the structural causes of sexual violence in a conflict zone and discuss how to realize peace and justice, where human rights of the socially vulnerable are protected.
The lecture by Dr. Mukwege will shed more light on the latest situation of sexual violence in the conflict zone of eastern DRC and on his continuous efforts to ensure women’s rights (SDG 5), peace, justice, and democratic stability (SDG 16), and fairness (SDG 10) in the DRC.
Moreover, this event will offer an opportunity to discuss with researchers of research institutions engaging in international security and peace building, and aid agencies committed to the resolution of conflict..

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)

Related links
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo (SDGs Collaborative Research Unit)
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Self-Managing Healthy Society Symposium 2019, Phase 3

 
Date October 25, 2019
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form
Contact Self-Managing Healthy Society , the University of Tokyo Center of Innovation (COI) Project
coi [at] coi.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Segregation as a structural stigma ~Disability, gender, addiction and prison

Date October 7, 2019
Venue ENEOS Hall, 1F, RCAST Bldg.3-South, Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview In the near future, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is expected to point out the segregation of people with disabilities in Japan, and there is a growing demand for a transition from isolated facilities to the community.
On the other hand, in preparation for the UN Criminal Justice Council (Kyoto Congress) to be held in Kyoto in 2020, the Ministry of Justice has just launched a pilot project in which inmates with drug addiction and mental disorders will move from isolated treatment in prison to community support.
In this context, we will bring together experts who are deeply involved in these trends, focusing on disability, gender, addiction, and prison, and looking back on the history of segregation caused by structual stigma embedded in societies. In addition, we consider the possibilities of Tojisha-Kenkyu (person-driven studies or user-led research born in Japan) as a means of implementing a non-violent liberation movement towards a society where no one is left behind.

Symposium Poster
Registration No pre-registration required
Contact Kumagaya Lab of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
kumashin[at]bfp.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The 4th The University of Tokyo - Vietnam National University - Yangon Technological University
Strategic Partnership Joint Symposium
“Vietnam-Myanmar-Japan Joint Symposium on Application of Analytical Instruments in Environmental, Food and Medical Research and Education”

Date September 3, 2019
Venue International Conference Hall Room #201, Makuhari Messe
Overview In the first session of this symposium, the university-industry international collaboration for the development of analytical chemistry education is discussed on the basis of the activities of On-site Education Program on Analytical Chemistry (OEPAC) mainly promoted by Global Center for Engineering Education on the Basis of University-Industry-Collaboration at The University of Tokyo.
In the second session, moreover, new analytical techniques for food safety and environmental protection are discussed by participants of various sectors.

Symposium Poster
Registration No pre-registration required
Contact Mr.Tsunoda
tsunoda [at] icl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event "Kidney Diseases: Taming the Silent Killer"

Date September 19, 2019
Venue Tetsumon Memorial Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Kidneys are important organs which work silently behind the scenes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to maintain homeostasis within the body.
Unfortunately, kidney diseases progress asymptomatically and cause significant health impairments before people become aware.
One in eight people in the nation and over 850 million people worldwide is diagnosed with some form of kidney disease.
How much do we know about the causes? Will we be able to stop its advance? The molecular mechanism of kidney disease progression will be explained using the latest research results.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event "Global History"

Date September 2nd (Mon) & 4th (Wed), 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo each day
Overview What is global history? Why do we need global history now? Is it possible to discuss identity, which is one of the most important concepts in the contemporary world, in context of global history?
The world’s top global historians will discuss these points over two days.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Symposium on Data-Driven Future Society

Date September 2, 2019
Venue Takeda Hall, 5F, Takeda Building, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Utilizing Data in every field and region across the country is mandatory to realize the Society 5.0.
In this symposium, leading cases in data utilization including the activities in the University of Michigan as well as the ongoing plan of preparing data exploitation infrastructure are introduced, and we will discuss how to realize the ideal future smart society.

Symposium Poster

List of Poster Presentations (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form
Contact Data Platform Promotion Task Force, UTokyo Future Society Initiative
dp.jimu [at] ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Healthcare Data Science Research Unit Symposium: 2019 Data health plans to encourage public and society

Date August 30, 2019
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview “Data Health” is a new policy scheme for disease prevention and health promotion, and this policy scheme aims to encourage stakeholders committed to realizing those activities in Japan.
Health insurers created their own Data Health plans and have carried out the plans for one year.
Through this, we have gradually come to understand how insurers made good plans, and which ways and structures effectively improved the health status of those insured through our evaluation and analysis.
In this symposium, we will introduce the interim results and some good examples of Data Health plans.

Symposium Poster

Related links (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives Healthcare Data Science Research Unit
dh-jimu [at] ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The Center for Early Childhood Development, Education, and Policy Research (CEDEP) Public Symposium: Exploring the essence of development and childcare ~ Looking at the nurturing of people and how their nuturing is supported ~

Date August 3, 2019
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview The 2019 Symposium on Early Childhood Development, Education and Policy Research is an annual symposium that will provide a yearly update on the newest research projects conducted by the Center for Early Childhood Development, Education and Policy Research (CEDEP).
It will also provide an opportunity to discuss future challenges for improving the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Japan.
English interpretation will not be available.
Please register in advance.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact The Center for Early Childhood Development, Education, and Policy Research
Graduate School of Education at The University of Tokyo
cedep [at] p.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo FSI Symposium "AI for Future Society"

Date July 11, 2019
Venue The venue has been changed to: Yasuda Auditorium, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview This talk will highlight some of Google AI's research and computer systems with an eye toward how they can be used to solve challenging problems, and will relate them to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Engineering Challenges for the 21st Century, including the use of machine learning for healthcare, robotics, and engineering the tools of scientific discovery. He will also cover how machine learning is transforming many aspects of our computing hardware and software systems.
Language: English

Symposium Poster
Registration Pre-registration is required.
 Applications will be closed once the seat limit is reached.
 Intended for: Students and faculty members of the University of Tokyo.
 (Priority is given to students/ First-come-first-served basis)
[Registration Form for the above UTokyo members]

Open to the students of other universities if there's any space available.
 A lottery may be held if there are many applicants and the result of  the lottery including your participation will be sent by July 8th.
[Registration Form for non-UTokyo members]
Contact Division for External Relations, The University of Tokyo
ext-info.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event "'Dark Tourism' in Japan"

Date June 21, 2019
Venue The venue has been changed to: Tetsumon Memorial Hall, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview The term “dark tourism” describes visits to sites of tragic and destructive historical events.
This talk by Professor Andrew Gordon, Harvard University, will discuss the sites of what one might also call “difficult history” and argue for the importance of allowing for multiple perspectives that recognize the complexity of our shared histories.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Energy scenario analysis to inform policy debate: Climate change mitigation for 2050 and beyond

Date May 31, 2019
Venue Kojima Conference Room, 2F Kojima Hall, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview Climate change mitigation policy is accelerating globally, and it is receiving great attention as one of the central policy issues at the G20 Osaka summit in June.
In April, the Japanese government released a proposal for its mid-century strategy under the Paris Agreement, and the policy debate is shifting toward how to mainstream renewables, discontinuous innovations, and net-zero and possibly negative emissions in 2050 and beyond.
In this symposium, we invite leading researchers working on energy scenarios in Japan to discuss climate change mitigation for 2050 and beyond from diverse perspectives.

Meeting Information in japanese
Registration Registration Form
Contact Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
sugiyama-staff[at]ifi.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event “The Gothic Cathedral of Science: The Nobel Prize and the Concept of ‘Revolution’”

Date May 27, 2019
Venue Fukutake Learning Theater, The University of Tokyo(Hongo Campus)
Overview This lecture focuses on the concept of revolution and its relevance for the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and medicine.
Taking medieval European cathedrals as a metaphor, the lecture will discuss the different ways of viewing scientific development by sociologists of science on the one hand and by natural scientists on the other.
It will be suggested that the Nobel Prize ? since it has existed for such a relatively short time ? may have somewhat distorted our view of scientific development.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Tokyo College Event “Envisioning a far more female future of Japan”

Date May 15, 2019
Venue Koshiba Hall, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Overview Join us for a public lecture by a leading international journalist, Mr. Bill Emmott, who has made a number of interviews with Japanese female leaders and states that, in 20 years, the innovative energy of Japanese women will contribute greatly to bringing growth and dynamic change back to Japanese society.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Contact Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
tokyo.college.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Nature 150th Anniversary Symposium: "The Future of Japanese Science - Visions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - "

Date April 4, 2019
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview This symposium will focus on the current challenges and future directions of science, and discuss with experts how science should be aimed at realizing a better future society symbolized by SDGs, as well as the various challenges facing Japanese and global scientific communities.
Language : English

Symposium Poster
Related links https://www.natureasia.com/ja-jp/nature/nature-150/anniversary-symposium (Japanese language only)
Registration Registration Form (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Nature Research
Cosponsor The University of Tokyo
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FY 2018

 


Meet the Biotech Experts, Amgen-UTokyo

Date March 28, 2019
Venue Lecture Room No.15, Faculty of Engineering Bldg.1, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview In this symposium, lectures will be delivered by Dr. Reese (Executive Vice President for Research and Development), and Dr. Galson (Senior Vice President for Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety), at Amgen, a pioneer in bio startups in the U.S.
Also, an interactive discussion will be held with these experts as well as Dr. Levy (Senior Vice President for Global Development), and Dr. Miyoshi (Executive Medical Director), answering questions from participants about research and careers.

Symposium Poster
Registration Registration Form
Cosponsor World-leading INnovative Graduate Study Program for Life Science and Technology (WINGS-LST), the University of Tokyo
UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program
Contact Office of WINGS-LST (Ouchi URA)
souchi[at]bioeng.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The Fourth Cambridge–UTokyo Joint Symposium: "Sustainability and Innovation For Society"

Date March 27, 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The Fourth Joint Symposium between the University of Cambridge and The University of Tokyo: "Sustainability and Innovation For Society" will be held at Sanjo Conference Hall of the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus on 27 March 2019.
The Symposium will include talks from the heads of both universities, President Makoto Gonokami and Professor Stephen Toope; they will both talk on "The Contribution of the University to Innovation in Society and Industry".
Following this, there will be a panel discussion, where the pro-vice-chancellors and vice presidents of the two universities will be discussing the actual strategies of the two universities.
In the afternoon session, showcases of existing and future possible collaborations will be presented and discussed.

Symposium Poster
Detailed Program
Registration Registration Form
Sponsor University of Cambridge
The University of Tokyo
Contact Center for International Affairs, School of Engineering
k-kikaku.t[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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IRCN Neuro-inspired Computation Course

Date March 21-24, 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The First IRCN Course in Neuro-Inspired Computation is designed for international researchers from diverse fields and backgrounds at the graduate student and postdoctoral career stages to learn about the latest advances in computational modeling of the brain and its use in developing new AI strategies and applications.
The course is part of the interdisciplinary research activities of the center and students will have an opportunity to contribute to the generation of new synergistic collaborations and the establishment of the research field of “Neurointelligence” in science and society.

Detailed Program
Related links https://ircn.jp/en/events/032124-19-neuro-inspired-computation-course-university-of-tokyo-japan
Sponsor International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN), the University of Tokyo
Contact Office of International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN)
course[at]ircn.jp
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Inaugural Symposium for the Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo: "Imaging a Sustainable Future: SDGs and the Future of Academic Research"

Date March 8, 2019
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview In April 2019, the Policy Alternatives Research Institute and Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science will be combined to form the Institute for Future Initiatives.
On the occasion of the inauguration of this new Institute, we will be holding an international conference with the title “Imaging a Sustainable Future: SDGs and the Future of Academic Research”.
While the UN has proposed a set of goals for creating a sustainable world in the form of SDGs, we nonetheless observe nations to enact policies biased toward protecting their own interests rather than responding to contemporary global issues.
In light of this, we would like to consider how academic research organizations can address transnational issues thorough the symposium.

Symposium Poster
Related links http://pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp/events/201903/pari/event-12932/ (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), the University of Tokyo
Contact Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
03-5841-0555
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
03-5841-1539
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Symposium commemorating the establishment of the Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society: "The Future of Regional Revitalization and Regional Areas"

Date March 8, 2019
Venue Lecture Theater, Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society was established on April 1, 2018 as a new Integrated Research System at the University of Tokyo.
The purpose of the organization is to achieve synergy in the three phases of research, regional cooperation, and human resource development by establishing an integrated platform through the collaboration of 11 departments of the university involved in solving regional issues.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the "Headquarter for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan" in 2014. In this symposium, we would like to examine the policies of regional revitalization, and consider the future of regional revitalization and regional areas.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society, the University of Tokyo
Contact Office of Collaborative Research Organization for Future Regional Society
03-5465-7548
office[at]frs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The Fifth UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium: "How can UTokyo work together with Asian Universities?"

Date March 7, 2019
Venue Koshiba Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/events/z1311_00018.html
Language : English (Japanese/English simultaneous translation)

Symposium Poster
Report of Symposium
Sponsor Division for Global Campus Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
Contact Division for Global Campus Initiatives
sp.uni.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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ISS Seminar : "The Issues Japan Faces Working Toward Global Inclusion" (Professor Mari Osawa Final Report Meeting)

Date March 6, 2019
Venue FUKUTAKE Learning Theater, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) tend to be viewed primarily as issues for developing countries, but the fifth goal on "Gender Equality" is certainly an issue within Japan.
In the first part of this seminar, Professor Mari Osawa, who has been conducting research on Japan's welfare system from a gender perspective, examines the issues required for this system to meet standards for global inclusion.
In the second part, the influence and significance of Professor Mari Osawa's research on various academic fields will be shown, and the possibility of future development will be discussed.

Seminar Poster (Japanese language only)
Related links https://jww.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/research/monthly/2018/20190306.html (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Institute of Social Science (ISS), the University of Tokyo
Contact Osawa Lab of ISS (Ms. Hemmi)
03-5841-4950
chigusa.hemmi[at]iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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PARI Workshop : "How do think tanks matter in Japan? Past, present, and the future"

Date February 28, 2019
Venue SMBC Academia Hall, International Academic Research Building, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview There is a growing call for evidence-based policy in various policy areas. The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with their 169 targets and 232 indicators, embody such thinking.
Think tanks play a key role in producing and communicating policy-relevant knowledge and evidence to policymakers and stakeholders.
In this workshop, we invite Dr. James McGann, a leading scholar on the role of think tanks in public policy and creator and editor of the authoritative, annual Global Go To Think Tank Index. We will discuss the global trends and lessons for Japan's policy institutions.

Seminar Poster
Related links http://pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/event/smp190228_info.html
Sponsor Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo
Contact Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
pari_forum[at]pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo ITS Seminar Series No.34 ITS Seminar in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture

Date February 14, 2019
Venue Piazza Hall, Piazza OMI (Shiga Prefectural Civic Center)
Overview The Seminar aims to create an opportunity to widely consider possibilities for implementing automated driving services in society,  a new form of mobility that is expected to become necessary in revitalizing local communities. UTokyo's ITS Center and local industry, government and academia stakeholders will give lectures and discuss automated driving.

Seminar Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Advanced Mobility Research Center (ITS Center) in Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
Contact Office of ITS Center
03-5452-6565
seminar[at]its.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo Institute of Social Science (ISS) Symposium Series No.30 : "Disaster Prevention / Disaster Reduction and Gender Equality - From the Results of Municipal Government Survey in 2017 -"

Date February 1, 2019
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Disasters are much more severe for women, the elderly and people with disabilities. It has been ten years since the National Governors' Association revealed this in its fiscal 2008 survey on municipal disaster prevention policy. Japan has repeatedly experienced grievous disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake. Now, how much are the perspectives of gender equality and diversity reflected in disaster prevention and disaster reduction policy?
The survey in FY 2017 was conducted for all prefectures and all municipalities, in cooperation with the Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office and the National Governors' Association. We will elucidate the current situation from the results of the survey and look into future issues.

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Related links https://www.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/symposium/
Sponsor Institute of Social Science (ISS), the University of Tokyo
Contact Osawa Lab of ISS (Ms. Hemmi)
03-5841-4950
chigusa.hemmi[at]iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The 3rd ETHZ-UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on the UN SDGs and Innovation

Date January 21-22, 2019
Venue Chemistry Auditorium, Chemistry Main Building (5F), School of Science, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The 3rd ETHZ-UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium will highlight research being carried out in collaboration between the two strategic partner institutions to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and innovation. A plenary lecture will be given by Takafumi Yamamoto, president and representative director of Todai TLO.

Symposium Poster
Related links https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/UTokyo_ETHZ/
Sponsor The University of Tokyo
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
Contact Office of Research Strategy and Development, School of Science (Kate Harris)
ura[at]adm.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The University of Tokyo-UNDP Joint Symposium on the Anniversary of Comprehensive Partnership Agreement: “CHANGE THE WORLD: Challenges by the University of Tokyo and UNDP to Co-create a Sustainable Future”

Date November 27, 2018
Venue Sanjo Conf. Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview The heads of UNDP and The University of Tokyo will share insights and visions for creation of a sustainable future and collaborative ways to make it happen.
There will be a dialogue session with young generations to discuss what the required actions are to change the future towards a sustainable one.
(Language: English)

Symposium Poster
Sponsor The University of Tokyo
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Contact International Strategy Group
intl-strategy.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Policies and Strategies for Utilizing Data - For a better Data-driven Society -

Date November 19, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Pamphlet (Japanese language only)
Related links http://pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp/events/201811/pari/event-11479/ (Japanese language only)
Sponsor UTokyo Future Society Initiative (UTokyo FSI)
Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
Contact Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
pari_forum[at]pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The University of Tokyo Center of Innovation (COI), Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceutical Joint Symposium

Date October 31, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Titled "Our Future Healthcare - Innovations for the World," the symposium will introduce the open innovation platform of industry-university cooperation and discuss the standard we should aim for.
Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Cosponsor Self-Managing Healthy Society, The University of Tokyo Center of Innovation (COI)
Department of Bioengineering, School of engineering, The University of Tokyo
Johnson & Johnson K.K.
Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.
Contact Mr.Tojo
tojo.hideaki[at]mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTokyo Research Institute for Biomedical Science and Engineering Symposium: "Activities for Biomedical Science and Engineering at UTokyo, and Efforts Toward Social Implementation"

Date October 15, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor UTokyo Research Institute for Biomedical Science and Engineering
Contact Ms.Ouchi
souchi[at]bioeng.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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UTIDAHM Symposium 2018: "Adaptive Nature of the Mind"

Date October 5, 2018
Venue Lecture Hall, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences Bldg., Komaba Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview UTIDAHM Symposium 2018 "Adaptive Nature of the Mind"

Symposium Poster (Japanese language only)
Sponsor UTokyo Institute for Diversity and Adaptation of Human Mind
Contact UTokyo Institute for Diversity and Adaptation of Human Mind
utidahm-office[at]umin.ac.jp
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The 1st Community Workshop for Utilizing Research Data

Date September 5, 2018
Venue Ito Hall and Multi-purpose space in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Overview This workshop aims for the formation of a campus community related to utilizing data.
Discussing research activities presented by researchers throughout the University links researchers and projects across departments and promotes cooperation both inside and outside the University.

Workshop Poster (Japanese language only)
Report of Workshop (Japanese language only)
List of Poster Presentation (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Data Platform Promotion Task Force, UTokyo Future Society Initiative
Contact Research Promotion Department, Information Systems Department
dp.jimu[at]itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The 8th Conference of The Healthy Long Life Loop Society

Date August 22, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
URL http://coi.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news/304/  (Japanese language only)
Sponsor Self-Managing Healthy Society, The University of Tokyo Center of Innovation (COI)
Contact Ms.Ogawa
ogawa.nobue[at]mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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The University of Tokyo-UNIDO Joint Symposium: “Young Wisdom, Innovation and SDGs”

Date April 16, 2018
Venue Ito Hall in the Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Related links https://www.unido.or.jp/en/coming/4153/
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