About Tokyo Tech
About Tokyo Tech
Jun-ichi Takada has been vice president for international affairs at Tokyo Tech since March 2019. He concurrently serves as professor at the School of Environment and Society.
After receiving his Doctor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Tech in 1992, Takada moved to the Faculty of Engineering at Chiba University as an assistant professor. Two years later, he returned to Tokyo Tech as associate professor at the International Cooperation Center for Science and Technology. While continuing his research on radiowave propagation for wireless communications, he coordinated numerous collaborations with universities in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand, enhancing researcher mobility in the Asian region.
Takada was associate professor at Tokyo Tech’s Department of International Development Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering from 2001 until 2006, when he became professor. He was chair of the department from 2008 to 2010. After education reforms were implemented at the Institute in 2016, Takada served as chair of the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering from 2016 to 2018, where he made significant contributions to the launch the Global Scientist and Engineers Program (GSEP), Tokyo Tech’s first English-language bachelor’s degree program.
The vice president has been involved in international development and cooperation projects in Mongolia, Laos, and Cambodia. He received testimonials for his efforts from the Governor of Bayankhongor Province, Mongolia in 2011 and the Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 2015.
Takada also served as a part-time researcher at the Ultra Wideband (UWB) Radio Group and Medical ICT Group of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) from 2003 to 2006, and from 2006 to 2007. At NICT, he served as a national delegate to a task group of the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), and one Recommendation on UWB measurement was published during his chairmanship of the working group.
Throughout his time at Tokyo Tech, Takada has been a central figure in the Institute’s international activities. At the International Office, he was international planning officer from 2002 to 2017, excluding 2004, and associate director from 2005 to 2007. He was also a member of the Management Committee for Overseas Offices from 2007 to 2017. Since 2014, Takada has been the chair of Implementation Committee for Student Exchange Programs, which currently operates under the Center for International Education.