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As a major academic player and global citizen, The University of Tokyo's mission is to contribute to societies and people worldwide through pioneering research and education.
At our New York office, we are committed to promoting collaborative research projects, organizing seminars, and facilitating educational exchange programs, which we believe can help make a positive impact globally.
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The UTokyo NY Conference

Hosted by
UTokyo New York Office, Inc
Co-hosted by
The Institute of Medical Science &
Institute of Industrial Science,
The University of Tokyo

Friday, November 3, 2017
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm & Reception
In New York

Tokyo - New York
Stem Cell Summit
on September 8, 2017

The Tokyo - New York Stem Cell Summit is a meeting organized between The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) and The University of Tokyo, to enhance the field of stem cell research globally.

Pecans for revitalizing Japanese agriculture and local economy

Institute of Industrial Science, as well as the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo, established the Pecans for Revitalizing Japanese Agriculture and Local Economy Project, working with the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture and confectionery manufacturer and distributor Salon de Royal in a joint research contract and partnership accord. On the 28th of July, a signing ceremony was held for this agreement at the Rikuzentakata City Hall.

Pecan Project : finalist in the hackathon "AG/SUM Harvest"

Pecan Project (PPAP) has become a finalist in the hackathon "AG/SUM Harvest".

Joint symposium held

The symposium "Aiming for a Fusion of Engineering and Medical Science - Activities and Prospects for the UTokyo New York Office" was held on Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at the Convention Hall of IIS in Tokyo, JAPAN, co-hosted by IIS and IMS in cooperation with the UTokyo New York Office.

Pecan trees are growing well!

"Pecan Project" is one of the leading interdeciplinary and international projects fascilitated at our office. By combining cutting edge technologies including networked soil sensors and drones, the project aims to develop a new technology for managing farm production in a large field. Dr. Keigo Noda, a visiting researcher from The University of Tokyo, is conducting the research in a pecan farm in San Simon, Arizona in collaboration with North Bowie Farming and New Mexico State University.

Neuroprosthesis consortium

Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo signed an agreement to create a neuroprothesis research consortium with Case Western Research University (CWRU) and Synapse Biomedical Inc.

Opening event

The Institute of Medical Science (IMSUT) and Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) jointly opened the University of Tokyo New York Office to advance productive research and intellectual activities of the university. The opening was commemorated with a seminar entitled "Open Innovation for Future Medicine" and a ceremony on Friday, November 6, 2015. There were more than 120 participants from universities, companies from a variety of fields and alumni associations of UTokyo in the US.

Participating institutes of UTokyo

Institute of Industrial Science

Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo, is a research institute covering almost all the areas of engineering disciplines. Each of more than 110 faculty members – professors, associate professors and lecturers – has his/her own laboratory and more than 1,000 researchers come to IIS from inside and outside of Japan. They are carrying out various research – from fundamental research to applications – which opens future life. The research field of IIS is very multidisciplinary and covers almost all the areas of engineering disciplines from micro and nano scales such as quantum levels to large scales such as the global level and space.

The Institute of Medical Science

Founded in 1892 as “The Institute of Infectious Disease”, the Institute of Medical Science with its own affiliated research hospital is Japan's foremost research institute for medical life science. Focusing on infectious disease and cancer, our mission is to translate basic research findings directly to medical therapies.

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