Aiming to become "One of the World's Top Ten Research Universities" To further strengthen its research abilities, Tokyo Tech is promoting international research collaborations, creating an international research environment, reinforcing partnerships with industry, and encouraging greater diversity among its researchers.

Strengthening Research at Tokyo Tech

GlobalizationPromoting International Collaborations and an International Research Environment


Tokyo Tech is working to promote world-class research by encouraging international collaborative projects and building an international research environment. The Institute is actively involved in collaborations with the world's top universities and research institutes, sending Tokyo Tech researchers overseas and welcoming international researchers to the Institute. Tokyo Tech's open, globalized research hubs, such as the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) and the Materials Research Center for Element Strategy, contribute to its internationally competitive research environment.


IndustrializationPartnerships with Industry


Tokyo Tech supports Japanese industry as both a research junction and partner. Through industrial partnerships that exploit its strengths as a science and technology university, Tokyo Tech contributes to the creation of new industry and the advancement of innovation. In fiscal year 2015, Tokyo Tech ranked fourth in terms of the number of domestic patent registration filed and is actively engaged in the creation of new intellectual property. Tokyo Tech leads the way in industrializing technologies with a total of 78 venture companies launched as of fiscal year 2016.


DiversityDiversifying Tokyo Tech Personnel


In order to promote unprecedented, innovative research, it is necessary to attract a diverse group of researchers that includes men and women, young and old, and Japanese as well as other nationalities. The Support for Tokyo Tech Advanced Researchers (STAR) program provides large research grants to outstanding young researchers. To increase the ratio of female researchers (10.1 percent as of April 2016), the Institute is stepping up its recruitment campaigns, and is also improving its childcare, childbirth, and family care support programs. The Institute also runs collaborative programs in which researchers from the world's top universities are invited to Tokyo Tech, and Tokyo Tech researchers are sent to universities overseas.