About Tokyo Tech
About Tokyo Tech
Pioneering a new era through continuous dialogue with society
and the discovery of hidden possibilities in science and technology
This Action Package has been formulated to guide Tokyo Tech towards the achievement of its mission, objectives, and vision for the future.
Based on the mission, objectives, and the resulting vision of the Institute, this action package lists strategies for realizing the image, or vision, of a desired future of Tokyo Institute of Technology during the fourth mid-term objectives and mid-term plan period (fiscal years 2022-2027), and in the years that follow. Some of these strategies have been combined with the objective outlines presented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and have been approved as part of the Institute's mid-term plan by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Other strategies will be implemented while reviewing their appropriateness through dialogue with Tokyo Tech faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders, and while considering the progress of each initiative and its relationship to effectiveness and cost.
The strategies described in this action package include ambitious and challenging ones that go beyond the conventional boundaries of national university corporations. These strategies not only aim to set Tokyo Tech apart from other national university corporations, but are also viewed as necessary for the university to achieve world-leading standards and be recognized as having attained great heights globally. As a result, the Institute's appearance and positioning may deviate from those of other national university corporations in the near future. Tokyo Tech, however, is unafraid of change, for we see an alternate future.
This action package is a living document that is updated as required when Tokyo Tech adjusts its approaches.
(Partial excerpts from Action Package preamble)
Based on the desired direction of the Institute, Tokyo Tech developed 22 standards and 99 measures to be implemented strategically with a medium- to long-term perspective. While working in collaboration with society as Team Tokyo Tech, the Institute is committed to creating a prosperous future society and to ensuring the sustainable development of Tokyo Tech and the world.
Provide outstanding education that helps students develop broad perspectives, leadership skills, and their own vision to change the world.
The bachelor's degree program fosters in students the basic ability to demonstrate specialized skills and apply diverse perspectives that connect to solutions to societal issues. (related to mid-term plan )
At the graduate level, the master's degree program develops basic knowledge of advanced science and engineering, and practical skills to solve societal issues, the professional master's degree program fosters expertise in technology management and the practice of innovation to develop leaders in specific professional fields, and the doctoral degree program cultivates the ability to exercise leadership in solving societal issues, and highly advanced professional skills and creative research abilities that graduates can utilize actively in various fields. (related to mid-term plan )
Treat doctoral students as educators and researchers who will lead the next generation, and enhance their ability to act as autonomous, advanced science and engineering professionals. (related to mid-term plan )
By diversifying career paths and improving mobility through collaboration and joint efforts with industry and other sectors, create an environment where emerging researchers, including doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, can play an active role based on their own wishes and aptitudes, and demonstrate their abilities in various domestic and international venues beyond the boundaries of industry, academia, and government.
Expand education further to foster international perspectives and promote the development of global human resources. (related to mid-term plan )
Establish and strengthen a system that enables working adults, mainly in the fields of science and engineering, to acquire the advanced knowledge, literacy, and research skills necessary to respond to changes in society. (related to mid-term plan )
Aim to cultivate genuine human resources in science and technology who can play active roles on the world stage, promote the advancement of high school education through high school-university collaboration, etc., and utilize these results to develop Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology, and other high schools, etc. (related to mid-term plan )
In order to provide interdisciplinary solutions to increasingly complex societal problems and develop human resources with advanced collaborative and problem-solving skills, the Confederation of the Four Universities (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Hitotsubashi University) will collaborate to plan and develop a wide range of education, research, and social collaboration activities. (related to mid-term plan )
Establish an admission selection system that effectively receives diverse human resources.
Provide an environment where researchers can thrive and produce numerous innovative research findings that demand public attention and serve as the foundation of future society.
With a spirit of challenge, continue to explore the truth and pioneer wisdom on the frontiers of science and technology, and consistently communicate the value of these efforts to society. In particular, continue to construct research methods based on real co-creation between science and engineering and the humanities and social sciences, which help redefine science and technology, and create comprehensive knowledge that brings about social change. (related to mid-term plan )
In an internationally recognized education and research environment, Tokyo Tech will focus on the priority fields and strategic areas set forth in its Designated National University scheme, attract human resources from inside and outside the Institute who can contribute to the creation of new knowledge and value, and construct a world-leading hub that aims for rapid, far-reaching progress in the development of science and technology. (related to mid-term plan )
Promote research collaboration that transcends the boundaries of individual universities, and strengthen and expand the Institute's functions by sharing and integrating human and material resources that single universities cannot possess.
Provide effective and efficient research facilities that generate world-leading research findings. (related to mid-term plan )
Firmly establish Tokyo Tech as a place of freedom where individuals are respected and those who want to learn gather. Provide a place where such people can express their thoughts openly, listen to the thoughts of others, and nurture each other's creativity.
Increase the diversity of Tokyo Tech's student body so that those studying at the Institute can engage in friendly competition regardless of nationality, cultural background, or personality, and will develop an interest in the issues facing global society and the ability to contribute to solving these issues.
Increase diversity among faculty, staff, and researchers, not only in terms of external diversity factors such as age, gender, nationality, and race, but also in terms of internal diversity factors such as education and research styles, values, etc. so that these community members can positively influence each other.
Furthermore, build an environment where these diverse human resources can make the most of their abilities.
[ Related: Reference indexes, Designated National University scheme ]
Without limiting itself to the above numerical targets, Tokyo Tech will strive to develop its systems and programs, foster awareness, and create an environment in which all members can play an active role while respecting each other's values and abilities.
Maintain the status of an institution that provides the highest added value by quantitatively communicating the impact of Tokyo Tech educational and research activities to society to gain its trust, and by ensuring that the Institute's faculty and staff have time to freely pursue their ideas and activities through well-structured operations.
In order to secure the necessary funding for world-leading education and research activities and university management, diversify financial resources and implement strategic and prioritized resource allocation through a top-down approach. (related to mid-term plan )
Additional standard: Standard related to strengthening the financial base and acquiring new financial resources for growth through Tokyo Tech's virtuous cycle
Advance strengthening of Tokyo Tech's financial base and acquisition of new financial resources for growth by securing the funding needed for Tokyo Tech to grow according to expectations, while conducting world-class education and research activities and management.
Move away from zero-sum management by achieving sustainable growth in terms of the financial scale (cash flow) of the Institute.
Strengthen financial base by acquiring resources through industry-academia collaboration, but also through multifaceted methods such as expanding the Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund and utilizing effectively campuses and other owned assets.
Furthermore, utilize income from the Tamachi Campus Redevelopment Project as seed funding, strategically invest in initiatives that generate cash flow greater than the amounts invested, and plan and execute a growth strategy based on Tokyo Tech's virtuous cycle in which a part of the profits obtained accumulate in the Institute's investments.
To create new innovations through campus redevelopment, the Institute will strategically construct a unique Cross-Campus Innovation Ecosystem in which Tokyo Tech knowledge, people, and funding circulate among its three campuses, and which connects to off-campus entities via an organic, evolving network of industry-university-government partnerships.
Secure the investments required to enhance, reform, and extend the lifespan of facilities, halt the growing trend of deterioration, and make effective use of owned facilities through strategic space management. (related to mid-term plan )
Formulate the Tamachi Campus Redevelopment concept (provisionally by fiscal year 2022) and move forward with subsequent basic plans for the redevelopment of Ookayama and Suzukakedai Campuses based on the Cross-Campus Innovation Ecosystem concept, revise the Tokyo Tech Campus Master plan in the 4th mid-term goals period, and systematically promote the functional enhancement, reform, and increased lifespan of facilities.
In addition, based on the comprehensive usage policy for Tokyo Tech's three campuses (fiscal year 2014), systematically promote zoning and reallocation of facilities, spaces, etc. while considering the role of each campus, required functions, aging facilities and spaces, and location conditions, etc., to ensure a functional and high-quality campus environment.
By promoting systematic cooperation with self-governing bodies, etc., strengthen and expand functions by sharing and integrating human and material resources, and upgrade existing Tokyo Tech education and research infrastructure.
To realize a world-leading science and technology university, Tokyo Tech will implement university management under the leadership of the president that aims for continuous development during the six-year mid-term goals period and beyond as a Designated National University. (related to mid-term plan )
Promote self-assessment and evaluation, enhance evidence-based university management, and strengthen information dissemination, especially to students and industry, in order to gain further trust from the public. (related to mid-term plan )
The Institute aims to attract increased investment from industry and other sources, and to boost dramatically the driving force of the Tokyo Tech virtuous cycle of creating academic knowledge through outstanding education and research and returning this knowledge back into society through strategic collaboration with the public, as set forth in the Designated National University scheme and the vision for Tokyo Tech's management reforms.
Additionally, the Institute will strive to obtain competitive funding, funding for industry-university collaboration, gifts, etc., and to effectively utilize its owned assets in order to secure financial resources for the future.
Furthermore, the Institute will clarify how these resources should be invested in order to gain further trust from society. (related to mid-term plan )
Communicate to society the impact and appeal of Tokyo Tech activities, and utilize the resulting public trust to attract further HR and financial investment while strategically allocating obtained management resources back into education, research, and other foundations of the Institute.
Invest in education, research, international collaboration, and other areas corresponding to infrastructure for knowledge and human resource creation, and particularly in areas for which acquisition of direct expenses is difficult through collaboration with society.
Make full use of information and communication technology (ICT) and conduct university operations under a system that maintains an appropriate level of efficiency, transparency, safety, and continuity of operations in response to the social environment. (related to mid-term plan )
Pioneering a new era
while aiming for greater heights globally