Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo

Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo, is a research institute covering almost all the areas of engineering disciplines.

It is mainly located in Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Each of more than 120 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.

Laboratories belong to one of 5 Research Departments. About half of them belong also to Research Centers, Collaborative Research Centers or Platforms. Some laboratories join and form a research group, a study group or a research unit with a common purpose of research and sometimes they develop into research centers which can have their own budget and space.

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. IIS is one of the largest university-attached research institutions in Japan.