Tokyo Institute of Technology was selected as a Designated National University Corporation by Japan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on March 20, 2018. Aiming to create innovation and boost the level of education and research at Japan's universities, the Designated National University Corporation system includes Japanese national universities that are expected to produce world-leading education and research activities.
Message from President Kazuya Masu
President Kazuya Masu
Tokyo Tech's designated national university proposal, designed around recent reforms in education, research, and governance — our strengths — paves the way towards 2030 and the Institute's 150th anniversary.
By providing the public domain with outstanding human resources and knowledge through its education and research, and offering real solutions to societal issues, Tokyo Tech continues to fulfill its obligations as a national university. Additionally, by executing this proposal, the Institute aims to share its activities broadly and openly, strengthening collaboration with the public and contributing to the realization of a more prosperous future society.
Tokyo Tech has its initiatives set firmly in place. Join us in advancing towards 2030 and beyond.
Outline and outcomes of proposal
The Institute's designated national university proposal consists of initiatives that aim to "pioneer a new era through continuous dialogue with society and the discovery of hidden possibilities in science and technology," and heighten the recognition of Tokyo Tech as one of the world's leading universities in science and technology.
Through its continuous efforts to promote various tangible initiatives in education, research, engagement, and governance, the Institute expects the five following organically linked outcomes to create profound societal impact in the wider community while propelling Tokyo Tech towards its goals.
Outcome 1. Reinforced student-centered learning and diversification of student and faculty population
Outcome 1. Reinforced student-centered learning and diversification of student and faculty populationEducation
- Ensure an education system that allows students to formulate a clear personal vision and learn proactively, and responds to the changing needs of a more diverse student population
- Promote diversity among students, faculty, and staff, and create an environment where students can engage in friendly competition with others from diverse cultural backgrounds
Outcome 2. Enhanced global recognition of Tokyo Tech research achievements
Outcome 2. Enhanced global recognition of Tokyo Tech research achievementsResearch
- Prioritize research based on the Institute's strengths and actively share findings to attract outstanding individuals
- As a global research hub, engage prominent researchers in international joint research to create innovative science and technology
Outcome 3. Opening up of new, interdisciplinary fields of research
Outcome 3. Opening up of new, interdisciplinary fields of researchResearch
- Promote strategic research as Team Tokyo Tech to open up new fields that contribute to the realization of a prosperous future
- Adopt a long-term view on promoting an open research environment where emerging faculty members and researchers are encouraged and able to exercise divergent, creative thinking
Outcome 4. Strengthened engagement through idea transfer from new fields
Outcome 4. Strengthened engagement through idea transfer from new fields Engagement
- Design and realize a vision of future society through objective analysis and deep insight into the relationship between society and science and technology, and share proposals with the world on how to realize this vision
- Create impact by transferring Tokyo Tech findings to the private and public sectors through revitalized collaborative research with industry, startup incubation, and enhanced lifelong learning opportunities
Outcome 5. Self-sustainability in education and research activities
Outcome 5. Self-sustainability in education and research activitiesGovernance
- Create a governance system on par with the world's leading universities, and maintain a broad, long-term perspective on improving management, academic functions, and societal engagement
- Strengthen financial base, not only through collaborative research with industry, but also by boosting the Tokyo Tech Fund and effectively utilizing existing resources
Documents regarding designation
The Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation in Global Networks (DLab) brings the public together with members of Tokyo Tech to gauge the needs and desires of society through dialogue. By designing our future together, DLab aims to create a brighter, more prosperous world.
An alternate future
The Tokyo Tech 2030 statement, consisting of spirit and action, formulated in a series of workshops by members of the Tokyo Tech community
Tokyo Tech 2030