About Tokyo Tech
About Tokyo Tech
Tokyo Institute of Technology's Innovator and Inventor Development Platform (IIDP) is an organization that provides our graduate students with career development education and support, through career development courses and events and/or activities.
IIDP was established in April 2013 by integrating the following four former on-campus career support programs and systems: Career Development Program for Foreign Students (CDPFS), Student Career Support Section at Student Support Center, Integrated Doctoral Education Program, and Productive Leader Incubation Platform (PLIP). At first, it aimed to provide better career development education solely to our doctoral students.
Since its establishment, IIDP has developed a diverse curriculum that provides both master’s and doctoral students with practical education in career development.
The process designed by IIDP for master's students, for example, helps them to clearly sketch out their career plans, identify the abilities they will need in fields such as industry and academia, and expand their own expertise so they can become individuals capable of contributing to the development of science and technology, with positive societal impact.
For doctoral students, our hope is that the career development education will help them to become individuals capable of driving the development of new academic disciplines and areas of research, as well as leading advancements of science and technology in areas of major impact on life of future generations. We also expect our graduates to cultivate powerful personal experiences through activities such as giving guidance to younger students and joining internships.
With the rapidly changing social environment and society's increasing diversity, the workforce must be more inventive and flexible. For this reason, IIDP strives to provide education aimed at developing truly reliable individuals capable of advancing specialized research while considering the needs of society, and creating a better future. Our hope is that the diverse career development courses IIDP offers will help students proactively and conscientiously to design their careers.
All graduate students, regardless of major, are required to take career development courses offered by their departments and/or IIDP, in addition to their specialized education. Each department is responsible for the implementation of these requirements, when approving the completion of its students' degree programs.