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Message from Dr. Masako Egawa

At the advent of knowledge society, “knowledge” created by the university has enhanced its value, and the global competition among universities has become increasingly fierce. Internationalization is of utmost importance to UTokyo, which aspires to be among the top academic institutions in the world. We are executing various international projects, and making efforts to exchange…
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We need your support of FUTI: Message from the President

As stated in the above message of Dr. Masako Egawa, the arrival of the knowledge society era has brought fierce competition among major research universities on the globe because the quality of research at universities and quality of students that the universities send out will greatly determine the destiny of the nation. UTokyo is making…
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Book Launch for “New Japan Architecture” held at the Japan Society

Frank Lloyd Wright once said that Japanese architecture met with Western architecture like a beautiful piece of art meets with a terrible accident. One hundred years later, Japanese architecture design is leading the cutting edge of architecture worldwide. The pure white cubes, daring forms, technological innovation and sustainable techniques drawn from traditional Japanese architecture are…
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Ms. Sumiko Ito, an FUTI Advisory Member, Aids Tohoku Disaster Victims in Japan

Ms. Sumiko Ito, a NY resident with a house in the Town of Karuizawa, invited children and their parents–totaling 84 persons–living in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture to Karuizawa for a three-day visit. This is a joint effort she undertook with residents in Karuizawa. Their activity was reported in the Column Focus of the September 5th…
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Discussion Meeting with Dr. Masako Egawa on Internationalization of UTokyo

On September 20th 2011, UTokyo Ryuugakusei Alumni group in New York organized a presentation by Dr. Masako Egawa, Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). Dr. Egawa discussed UTokyo’s internationalization strategy in respect to its goals, current situation, and action plans for the audience consisting of friends and alumni of the university. Dr.…
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FUTI‘s Awards for MIT Students’ Internship at UTokyo Labs

FUTI granted “International Leadership Awards” to three MIT students who participated in science internship programs at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) under the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) program. The summer internship at UTokyo provides participating students with an exciting learning experience that connects them with its outstanding faculty members and research environment.…
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Scholarships to Two UTokyo students at Yale’s ELI

FUTI awarded scholarships to two University of Tokyo (UTokyo) students who participated in the English Language Institute (ELI), a summer program at Yale University. They are Ms. Azusa Aoki, a second year student in Social and International Relations and Mr. Yasuhiro Okazawa, a third year student in the doctoral program of the Graduate School of…
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New initiatives to encourage Japanese students to study abroad

By Ono Masahiro, MIT This article introduces initiatives by the Japanese Graduate Student Association in the U.S. (JGSAU) to encourage domestic Japanese students to study abroad. Established in 2010 by Japanese graduate students and young researchers who were studying or had studied in the U.S., JGSAU has launched three initiatives in order to share information…
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FUTI Awards a Grant to the UTokyo-Yale Initiative

FUTI announced in July 2011 that a grant of $30,000 would be given to the UTokyo-Yale Initiative (TYI) at Yale University to support, among other projects, an international conference titled, “International Development Cooperation among Asian Donors,” to be held in New Haven, CT on March 29-30, 2012. The conference will bring together experts on the…
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Newsletter No. 3