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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

Topics & News

(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 Third UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held

President Gonokami Meeting 

The Third UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Building on October 2, 2019. Eight board members participated in the meeting with an overall theme of “The Role of a Leading University in Contributing to the Future Society” with President Gonokami, Executive Vice President Shirahase and other leading members of the University.
At the beginning of the meeting, President Gonokami delivered a presentation entitled “Redefining the University’s Mission in a Time of Global Change”. The meeting participants listened to his presentation with enormous interests, and offered their insights into the roles of leading universities in contributing to shaping the future society.
Executive Vice President Fukuda and Special Advisor to the President, Prof. Arima then gave a joint presentation titled “FSI towards an Inclusive, Better Future”, in which they gave a detailed introduction to the Future Society Initiative (FSI), its background and development. Their presentations were followed by Executive Vice President Fujii, who provided examples of the FSI fund and the diversification and globalization of fundraising. In the afternoon session, Executive Vice President Miyazono gave a presentation entitled “Research and Human Resources” and Executive Vice President Matsuki introduced the “Gender Balance Improvement, Education and Student Support” to the audience. The last presentation session included Vice President Sekimura’s “Global Campus Model” and Executive Vice President Shirahase’s introduction of UTokyo’s “Promotion of Humanities and Social Sciences”.
During the lunch break, the meeting participants had very active interaction and communication with students representing various faculties and departments. After lunch they took part in a unique library tour that the General Library had prepared for the board members, showing them how the books were transferred from the underground automated repository to the front desk of the General Library.
Prior to the meeting, a Welcome Reception was held at the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo on the evening of October 1 to welcome the board members. It provided an occasion for members of the Administrative Council, donors as well as our own faculty and administrative staff to network with the board members.

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

Board Members
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.

Prof. Dr. HRH of Princess
Chulabhorn Mahidol

Princess, Kingdom of Thailand;
President, Chulabhorn Research Institute

Dr. Jacques Attali
Chairman, A&A
Dr. Marta Szigeti Bonifert
Board Member,
Hungarian Business Leaders Forum
Prof. Christina Cameron
Professor and Canada Research Chair,
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
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 CampinasUNICAMP
Mr. Bill Emmott
International author and advisor
Dr. Victor Kwok-King Fung
Group Chairman, Fung Group
Prof. Sadaoki Furui
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

Mr. Hassan Jameel
Deputy President & Vice Chairman,
Abdul Latif Jameel Company Ltd.
Profile: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/hassan-jameel.html

Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama
Chairman of the Institute,
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Professor Emeritus,
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Prof. Anthony James Leggett
the 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 Corporate Service Limited
Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy
Founder, Infosys Limited
Mr. Stefan Noreen
Former Ambassador of Sweden to Japan and former Senior Adviser,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Mr. Pär Nuder
Chairman of the Board,
AP3 Third Swedish National Pension Fund;
Chairman of the Board, AMF
Prof. Carmencita D. Padilla
University of the Philippines Manila
Prof. Kari Olavi Raivio
Chancellor Emeritus,
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,
Director, Center for History and Economics,
Harvard University
Mr. Andreas Schleicher
Director, 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
Vice Chairman,
SBS Media Group and Taeyoung Group
Prof. Michael Y. Yoshino
Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration,
Emeritus, Harvard Business School
Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
CEO, Ayala Corporation

*Data last updated in October, 2019.
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