About UTokyo


Budgeted Revenue for Fiscal 2018

  Amount (million yen) %
Government Subsidies for Management Expenses 81,395 31.5
Collaborative Research and Endowment Projects 64,507 24.9
University Hospital 48,265 18.6
Research Grants 25,563 9.9
Student Tuition Fees 18,998 7.3
Subsides for Facilities Construction/Maintenance 20,091 7.8
Total 258,819 100

Budgeted Expenditure for Fiscal 2018

  Amount (million yen) %
Personnel 83,921 32.4
Collaborative research and endowment projects 64,507 24.9
Materials expenses 57,451 22.2
Research grants 25,563 9.9
Facilities construction and maintenance 20,091 7.8
Repayment of long-term debt 3,500 1.3
Retirement stipends 3,786 1.5
Total 258,819 100

Research Income

Research income to the University comes from both the public and private sectors. Of the total amount of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) received from the government, over half is used to support fundamental research, and nearly 10% goes to support young researchers.

  Number Amount (million yen)
Private sector research collaboration 2,126 9,483
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) 5,168 22,948
Contracted research Government competitive research funds 804 18,049
Government non-competitive research funds 675 16,189
Non-government research funds 263 826
Donations 15,515 9,268
Total 19,383 53,815
(As of Fiscal 2017)

Intellectual Property

Since university incorporation in 2004, the University of Tokyo has increased the number of patents held by the University and by university staff members. Specialized licensing organizations (Todai TLO, CASTI) have been established to manage and monetize these patents. Other intellectual property including trademarks, software copyrights and other intangible assets provide income to the University.

Patents held by Domestic patents International patents Licensed patents
Applied for Held Applied for Held Licensed Providing income Income (in thousands of yen)
University 6,306 1,749 5,924 1,583 3,593 1,944 4,126,827
(As of the end of March 2018)

The University of Tokyo Foundation

The University of Tokyo is supported in part by a range of gifts and donations from individuals and organizations, a large proportion of which are intended for specific purposes. Donations totaling roughly 2.3 billion yen were received in financial 2017 by the University as a whole. UTokyo became a national university corporation in 2004, at which time the University of Tokyo Foundation was created to support the University's activities by strengthening its financial base. The Foundation's current balance is 11 billion yen. In financial 2017, the Foundation received 10,797 donations totaling 2.3 billion yen, 29% by value and 97% by number from individuals. The University is extremely grateful for this strong public support.
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