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UTokyo Global Advisory Board (until March 2021)

What is UTokyo Global Advisory Board?

The University of Tokyo established the President’s Council in 2006 to develop its international strategy and take bold action to become one of the world’s leading universities. It was reorganized to become UTokyo Global Advisory Board in 2017 by strengthening its function to operate more organizationally. The board aims to give advice on important issues and make proposals for future development of the university.

<Roles of UTokyo Global Advisory Board>
・ Reviewing and advising on strategies of the university
・ Advising on specific actions and proposing new directions
・ Advising on education, research, and funding
・ Assisting in creating and developing global networks

*The "University of Tokyo Global Advisory Board" ended in March 2021 and newly launched as the "UTokyo Global Navigation Board ". For UTokyo Global Navigation Board, Please refer to here.


Topics & News

(November 12-13, 2020) The Fourth UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held
(October 2, 2019)  The Third UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held
(November 28, 2018)  The Second UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held
(December 22, 2017)  Professor Dr. H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of the Kingdom of Thailand visited UTokyo
(November 27, 2017)  Former UTokyo President Hiroshi Komiyama Named Recipient of the 2017 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award

Topic: The Fourth UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held


The Fourth UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held online on November 12th (Thursday) and 13th (Friday) (Japan Standard Time). Due to time differences, the board members were divided into two groups, while the organization, management, as well as the contents for both days were the same. A total of 28 board members from Japan and overseas (18 on the first day, 10 on the second), President Gonokami, Executive Vice President Shirahase and other members of the university’s senior leadership attended the meeting. The theme for this meeting was "New Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education in the Post-COVID-19 World and UTokyo Beyond 2020".
To begin, President Gonokami gave a presentation entitled "The University of Tokyo Beyond 2020". In this presentation, he introduced both the Tokyo College and the Center for Global Commons, whose establishment benefitted from discussions in past board meetings, and the University Bonds that were issued this October. Following the presentation, the meeting organizers showed a video of interviews with 10 UTokyo students to the audience. There was an active exchange of opinions on the initiatives taken by UTokyo to become a platform for social change from a global perspective during the discussion session. Participants discussed about UTokyo’s unique role in contributing more effectively to the global community.
With President Gonokami stepping down from his post as president next March, the participating board members sent messages to him one by one. Prof. Fujii then made a short speech as the President-elect. The meeting ended with a message of thanks from President Gonokami to the attendees. The Fourth UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was successfully completed.
This was the last of the Global Advisory Board meeting, but over the years the university has received lots of feedback and advices from the board members ever since the meetings were reestablished as the UTokyo Advisory Board from the President’s Council. Discussions of previous meetings have come into fruition in the form of the establishment of Tokyo College and the Center for Global Commons, as already mentioned above. We will continue to make full use of the advices we have received from the board members for the development of our university.

Past Meetings

Meetings of UTokyo Global Advisory Board are in principle held once a year, bringing together some of the board members to advise and make proposals on a particular theme.
Year City Meeting
2006 Tokyo The First President’s Council Meeting
2007 London The Second President’s Council Meeting
2007 Tokyo The Third President’s Council Meeting
2008 New Delhi The Fourth President’s Council Meeting
2008 Tokyo The Fifth President’s Council Meeting
2009 Tokyo The Sixth President’s Council Meeting
2010 New York The Seventh President’s Council Meeting
2010 Tokyo The Eighth President’s Council Meeting
2011 Geneva The Ninth President’s Council Meeting
2013 Bangkok The Tenth President’s Council Meeting
2014 Tokyo The Eleventh President’s Council Meeting
2016 Tokyo The Twelfth President’s Council Meeting
2017 Tokyo The First UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting
2018 Tokyo The Second UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting
2019 Tokyo The Third UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting
2020 Tokyo The Fourth UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting

Board Members (until March 2021)
UTokyo Global Advisory Board consists of 37 experts listed below. We are honored to have such distinguished members from academic, industrial, and political communities all around the world.
*Data last updated in December, 2020.

Prof. Dr. HRH of Princess
Chulabhorn Mahidol

Princess, Kingdom of Thailand;
President, Chulabhorn Research Institute
Dr. Jacques Attali
Dr. Marta Szigeti Bonifert
Institute of Directors (IoD) Hungary
Prof. Christina Cameron
Professor Emerita,
Université de Montréal
Dr. Morris Chang
Chairman & Founder,
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Prof. Chung Prof. Un-Chan Chung
Comissioner, Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)
Dr. Bertrand Collomb (He passed away in May, 2019)
Honorary Chairman, Lafarge
Rita R. Colwell Prof. Rita R. Colwell
Distinguished University Professor,
University of Maryland College Park and
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Prof. Coutinho Prof. Luciano Coutinho
Guest Full Professor of Economics,
University of Campinas – UNICAMP 
Mr. Bill Emmott
International author and advisor
Dr. Victor Kwok-King Fung
Group Chairman,
Fung Group
Prof. Sadaoki Furui
Chair of the Board of Trustees, 
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Prof. Vartan Gregorian
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Prof. Frederick G. Hilmer
Emeritus President,
the University of New South Wales
Dr. Naoko Ishii
CEO & Chairperson,
The Global Environment Facility
Hassan Jameel
Mr. Hassan Jameel
Deputy President & Vice Chairman,
Abdul Latif Jameel Saudi Arabia
Profile: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/hassan-jameel.html
Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama
Chairman of the Institute,
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Kiyoshi Kurokawa Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Professor Emeritus,
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies,
and the University of Tokyo
Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute
Distinguished Research Affiliate of the MIT Media Lab
Prof. Anthony James Leggett
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee
President, the University of Giessen;
Vice-President, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal
Hero Enterprises
Mr. N.R. Narayana MURTHY Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy
Infosys Limited
Mr. Stefan Noreen
Former Ambassador of Sweden to Japan
Mr. Pär Nuder
Chairman of the Foundation
for the Swedish-Estonian Cooperation Fund;
Chairman of the Board, Hemsö AB
Prof. Carmencita D. Padilla
University of the Philippines Manila
Prof. Kari Olavi Raivio
Chancellor Emeritus,
The University of Helsinki
Prof. John Mark Ramseyer
Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies,
Harvard Law School
Mr. Charles P. Rockefeller
Head of Partnerships, Composite Apps, Inc.
Prof. Emma Rothschild
Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, 
Harvard University
Affiliated Faculty, 
Harvard Law School 
Mr. Andreas Schleicher
the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD 
Prof. Klaus Schwab
Founder and Chairman,
World Economic Forum
Prof. Wang Wan
Council Member, 
Board of Institute of International and Strategic Studies, 
Peking University
Prof. Xu Zhihong
Boya Chair Professor of Peking University, 
Academician of CAS
Prof. Yoshinori Yokoyama
Social Systems Architect
Mr. Peter Suk-Mynn YOON Mr. Peter Suk-Mynn Yoon
SBS Media Group and Taeyoung Group
Prof. Michael Y. Yoshino
Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School
Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
CEO, Ayala Corporation

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