Former University of Tokyo President Hiroshi Komiyama received the international prize “Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award (Knowledge Award)” of the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Founded in 2014, the prestigious prize recognizes the contributions to education, science, research and development, and leadership.

This award was given to President Komiyama to recognize his leadership and accomplishments in promoting a vision aimed at creating a better future for mankind. His innovative concept of building a “Platinum Society” is the basis for this achievement. (For details, see http://platinum.mri.co.jp/platinum-society/preface/index.)

A Few Words from FUTI:

This is a reprint of an article by Tokyo University Public Relations Office. President Hiroshi Komiyama is Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute and an honorary director of the Friends of UTokyo. We at FUTI are very proud of this award and congratulate Prof. Komiyama on this accomplishment.

Related URLs:

UTokyo’s original article: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/news/notices/notices_z0508_00023.html
Dr. Komiyama’s speech at the award ceremony
Knowledge Award website: http://www.knowledgeaward.com/news
Dr. Komiyama on the Platinum Society: http://platinum.mri.co.jp/platinum-society/preface/index.