International Engineering Education Symposium - Present and Future -


In response to Tokyo Tech's ongoing educational system reform efforts and planned implementation, which lead to a new education system to be launched in April 2016, we have invited experts, professors, young researchers and students from around the world to participate in this symposium on engineering education for the Tokyo Tech community.

The program consists of a keynote lecture and three different panels followed by a discussion session with the audience to explore the ways to improve engineering education in Japan.


Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:30 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. (followed by reception starting at 6:20 p.m.)
Centennial Hall, 3Fl, Ferrite Room, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Free admission (2000 yen for reception)
Preregistration not required
  • Invitational Program for Faculty from the World's Top-Level Universities
  • Tokyo Tech International Education and Research Program (TIER)
  • School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology


1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Opening remarks
Kikuo Kishimoto, Dean, Graduate School of Engineering
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker
Roderick A. Smith, Professor, Imperial College London
2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Session 1: External panel with experts

  • MC: Kikuo Kishimoto, Dean, Graduate School of Engineering
  • Yuji Kagohashi, Senior Executive Director, Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Fukahori Satoko, Senior Researcher, NIER
3:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Session 2: Overseas academic panel

  • MC: Jeffrey S. Cross, Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
  • Andrew Seng Hock Ooi, Professor, The University of Melbourne
  • Toshio Nakamura, Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Jung Kim, Assistant professor, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Xinhui Xing, Professor, Tsinghua University
  • Sue Mossman, Exhibitions Manager, The Science Museum, London
  • Jin Nirwal, Programmes Interpretation Team Leader, The Science Museum, London
4:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Session 3: Academic panel with young faculty and students

  • MC: Triawan Farid, Lecturer, Graduate School of Science and Engineeirng
  • Fauzan Adziman, Research staff, The University of Oxford
  • Michinao Hashimoto, Assistant professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Yuki Minamoto, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
  • Max E. Rife, Imperial College London
  • Robin Garhwal, 4th-year bachelor's student, School of Engineering
5:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
Closing remarks
Isao Satoh, Vice President for Global Planning
6:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering
Professor Kikuo Kishimoto


Update : December 4, 2015