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March 17, 2023 Princeton-UTokyo Strategic Partnership University Project "IRCN Computational Psychiatry workshop"
March 8, 2023 "2023 Princeton day at UTokyo”
March 3, 2023 2nd Strategic Partnership Symposium - How to deepen the partnership in various aspects -
June 27, 2022 Strategic Partnership Agreement renewed with Stockholm Trio
June 17, 2022 AUA Biodiversity Photo Contest - UTokyo staff wins third prize
March 15, 2022 Strategic Partnership Symposium
December 8, 2021 UTokyo-NTU Joint Conference 2021 held
March 19, 2021 “Global Fellow” designation program to be started
January 27, 2021 16th Annual IARU Presidents' Meeting
November 12, 2020 The 4th UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting Held
November 11, 2020 The Fifth UTokyo-Tsinghua Strategic Partnership Joint Symposium Held
October 2, 2019 The 3rd UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting Held
March 7, 2019 Fifth UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
January 21, 2019 14th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting
December 3, 2018 Administrative Staff Exchange with Princeton University and the Extension of the Memorandum on Strategic Partnerships Project
November 28, 2018 The 2nd UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting
November 5, 2018 ANU-UTokyo Joint Forum "Australia-Japan: Science & technology diplomacy and public policy"
October 29, 2018 The Second Strategic Partnership Joint Workshop - "Multidisciplinary collaboration for sustainable development" held between UTokyo and the Stockholm University Group
July 23, 2018 The University of Tokyo and Tsinghua University: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership and holding of the Joint Symposium
May 25, 2018 President Sung Nak-in of Seoul National University Visits UTokyo
May 4, 2018 13th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting
March 6, 2018 Fourth UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
March 2, 2018 President Gonokami Attends Seoul National University’s 2018 Matriculation Ceremony
February 1-10, 2018 The 2018 National Taiwan University – The University of Tokyo Joint Winter Program Held
December 22, 2017 Professor Dr. H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of the Kingdom of Thailand Visits UTokyo
November 27-28, 2017 The First UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting Held
October 4, 2017 Courtesy Visit and Special Lecture by Vice-Chancellor Schmidt, the Australian National University
Sep 25, 2017 Strategic Partnership Agreement Signed with Universities in Stockholm
September 20-22, 2017 Strategic Partnership Joint Workshop “Active Ageing: living longer and healthier in an ageing world” held between the University of Tokyo & the Stockholm University Group
July 28, 2017 Delegation from Tsinghua University Headed by President Qiu Yong Visit UTokyo
June 9, 2017 Issue of the Third UTokyo Strategic Partnership Report
May 29, 2017 Symposium on Internationally Cooperative Projects in Higher Education in a Knowledge-based Economy
April 29, 2017 UTokyo Participates in Launch of AUA (AUA: Asian Universities Alliance)
April 25, 2017 UTokyo Signs Agreement with UBC and MPI
April 13-15, 2017 The Second UTokyo-Tsinghua Strategic Partnership Joint Symposium @ Tsinghua University on “Multidiscipline”
March 27-28, 2017 12th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting
March 17, 2017 Third UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
February 22, 2017 Delegation from Stockholm University Visits UTokyo
February 12-19, 2017 National Taiwan University – University of Tokyo Joint Winter Program Held
February 6, 2017 PKU Undergraduate Students Visit UTokyo, Engage in Lively Discussion with UTokyo Students
January 31, 2017 The Second Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium @ UTokyo
January 19-20, 2017 ETHZ-UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on Science, Design, Manufacturing and Information
Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016 Staff Training at Peking University and Tsinghua University
November 24-25, 2016 The Twelfth President’s Council Meeting Held
November 7-11, 2016 UTokyo Cohosts the Chile-Japan Academic Forum 2016 at Patagonia
September 19, 2016 UTokyo offers “Studying at Japanese Universities” as a MOOC
July 22, 2016 Memorandum on Strategic Partnership signed with Seoul National University
June 16, 2016 Issue of the Second UTokyo Strategic Partnership Report
June 6, 2016 Results of the UTokyo Photography Contest
April 25-26, 2016 11th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting
March 17-8, 2016 Princeton Days at UTokyo: Progress Report on the Strategic Partnership
March 14, 2016 Second UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
December 7, 2015 The 1st Top Global University Joint Symposium Report
November 23-24, 2015 Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium and Workshops
October 29, 2015 The 9th Forum for Japanese and Chinese University Presidents was held at Kyushu University
October 5, 2015 KAKENHI Information Session for Overseas Researchers
July 27-28, 2015 PKU Senior Administrators’ Training Program at UTokyo
April 20, 2015 First UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium
March 4, 2015 Strategic Partnership Engagement made between UTokyo and ANU
March 4, 2015 The University of Tokyo establishes Strategic Partnership with the University of Cambridge
February 17, 2015 Visit from the President of Seoul National University
October 22-23, 2014 UTokyo Day at Princeton, celebrated the strategic partnership

Top Global University Project

The Top Global University Project is a funding project promoted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) which aims to enhance the international compatibility and competitiveness of higher education in Japan. It provides prioritized support for the world-class and innovative universities that lead the internationalization of Japanese universities.

UTokyo’s initiative, “Constructing a Global Campus Model at UTokyo,” was selected by MEXT as part of its Top Global University Project (Type A), which is for world-class universities that have the potential to be ranked in the top 100 in world university rankings.

The Six Characteristics of the Global Campus Model

  1. World-class, cutting-edge research takes place in a wide range of academic fields
  2. A comprehensively reformed education system suitable for the modern Globalization Era
  3. A wide range of degree programs and courses throughout the curriculum available in English
  4. A high level of research and teaching carried out in Japanese, and courses in languages other than English taking place systematically
  5. A diverse environment where academic and administrative staff and students of the University can teach, research and work together regardless of culture, language, gender, and age while mutually understanding each other
  6. An organization put into place that supports the Global Campus, and where staff with high levels of knowledge and competency is placed throughout the University

Summary of Project

To construct this Model,
(1) a new and effective education system through comprehensive education reform and modification of the academic calendar has to be constructed and enhanced,
(2) the global outreach in education as well as research activities should be improved through the formation of strategic partnerships with select world–leading overseas universities (details HERE), and
(3) a core platform that facilitates the planning and implementation of a Global Campus should be established.

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.

Click HERE for more information!

Top Global Scholars Visiting UTokyo

Top Global Scholars have visited UTokyo to enhance the Excellence, Mobility and Diversity of the University as part of the Top Global University Project, etc.

  November 2017
  Prof. Martin Hairer (Fields Medalist / Imperial College London)
  Invited by Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
  Lecture Details


  October and November 2017
  Prof. Andrei Okounkov (Fields Medalist / Columbia University)
  Lecture Details (Invited by Kavli IPMU)
  Lecture Details (Invited by Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences)

  October 2017
  Prof. Shing-Tung Yau (Fields Medalist / Harvard University)
  Invited by Kavli IPMU
  Lecture Details

  October 2017
  Prof. David Gross (Nobel Laureate / University of California, Santa Barbara)
  Invited by Kavli IPMU
  Lecture Details

  October 2017
  Prof. Brian Schmidt (Nobel Laureate / Australian National University)
  Invited by Division of International Affairs and School of Science
  Lecture Details
  Article about the lecture

 March 2017
 Prof. Caucher Birkar (Fields Medalist / University of Cambridge)
 Invited by Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences 
 Lecture Details

  February 2017
  Prof. George Smoot (Nobel Laureate / University of California, Berkeley)
  Invited by School of Science
  Lecture Details

  November 2016
  Prof. Ngô Bảo Châu (Fields Medalist / The University of Chicago)
  Invited by Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
  Lecture Details


  August 2016
  Prof. Sheldon Lee Glashow (Nobel Laureate / Boston University, Harvard University)
  Invited by School of Science
  Lecture Details

  November 2015
  Prof. Shing-Tung Yau (Fields Medalist / Harvard University)
  Invited by Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
  Lecture Details

  October 2015
  Prof. Alan H. Guth (Kavli Prize / Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Invited by Kavli IPMU
  Lecture Details

  June 2015 
  Prof. Sir Vaughan F. R. Jones (Fields Medalist / Vanderbilt University, University of California, Berkeley)
  Invited by Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

  April 2015
  Prof. Gerard 't Hooft (Nobel Laureate / Universiteit Utrecht)
 Invited by Kavli IPMU

  November 2014 
  Prof. Edward Witten (Fields Medalist / Institute for Advanced Study)
 Invited by Kavli IPMU

“Studying at Japanese Universities” MOOC

UTokyo has developed and offers a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) titled “Studying at Japanese Universities” via Coursera, as a free online course for those interested in studying in Japan.

Click HERE for more information and see you in Japan!

UTokyo Photography Contest

Applications for the contest are now closed.
Thank you all for your interest and submissions of photographs.

Click HERE for results and more information on the contest.
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