Tokyo Metropolitan University

Mailing address: 
Minami-Osawa Campus(1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan 192-0397)
Minami-Osawa Campus(+81 42 677 1111)
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Jun Ueno (Mr.)
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
President, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email:
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Section Chief, Public Relations Section
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Planning & Public Relations Division, Administrative Affairs Department of Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU)
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Section Chief, Research Administration Section
Focal point 2 - Title: 
Research Administration Division, Administrative Affairs Department of TMU
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Focal point 3 - Name: 
Section Chief, International Relations Section
Focal point 3 - Title: 
International Affairs Office, Administrative Affairs Department of TMU
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
1.Basic Philosophy Tokyo Metropolitan University’s mission is “to pursue the vision of an ideal human society in a metropolis.” Based on this mission, our basic philosophy is to give instruction and conduct research in a broad range of knowledge and in highly specialized sciences, and then, through collaboration with industry and educational and research institutions, etc., to produce education and research results that are relevant to large cities, to nurture students rich in humanity and creativity, and to contribute to the improvement and development of human society. 2.Priority Issues 1)Improving the urban environment 2)Building a highly intellectual society with a dynamic industry structure 3)Realizing a society of vitality and longevity 3.Academic Field Tokyo Metropolitan University provides education and research covering a wide range of academic fields including some of state-of-the-art domains. For undergraduate education, we have 7 faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Business Administration, Science, Urban Environmental Sciences, Systems Design, and Health Sciences. For graduate level, we have 7 graduate schools: Humanities, Law and Politics, Management, Science, Urban Environmental Sciences, Systems Design and Human Health Sciences. In addition, we have Graduate Program of Midwifery.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
〇 Annual meeting of Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy Scholarship Program This annual meeting has been held once a year at Minami-Osawa campus as a place to gather international scholarship students (current/alumni) under Asian Human Resources Fund and Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy, their academic supervisors, TMU and Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) representatives. The meeting consists of 2 parts; in Part I, starting with President of TMU's opening remarks, speeches from TMG Special Advisor and alumni, followed by presentations of current students and alumni sharing the update about their research, student life, and research outcomes with the other attendees, whereas in Part II, a networking reception, research poster presentation on large panels by current scholarship students are shown. All through the meeting, attendees enjoy multiple exchanges beyond the fields of research and nationalities and come to reaffirming the aim and objective of the Fund programs and strengthening further the ties among international students, TMU and TMG through this annual meeting. 〇Achievements of the Research Center for Climatology At this University, we have been playing a core role in the promotion of the Monsoon Asia Hydro-Atmosphere Scientific Research and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI), an international joint research project under the Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges Project (GEWEX), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) since 2006. We have also carried out various urban climate studies including collaborative research with the Tokyo Metropolitan Research Institute for Environmental Protection. In addition, we organized a number of sessions at the International Geographical Union (IGU) Kyoto Regional Conference held in 2013, and MAHASRI related sessions at the AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society) meetings held every year. We have built strong research collaborations with various institutions both in Japan and overseas.