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Last updated: 24 November 2020

[Important Notice] In response to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, Global Initiatives Team courses and programs are offered online in the 2020A Semester. For more information, refer to UTAS and ITC-LMS for AAW/AAP and ISDP, the respective program websites for SEL and ERIC, and the respective pages within this site for International Lounge (IL) and English Language Coaching (ELC). The intensive course “Visualizing Japan in the Modern World” will not be offered in AY2020.

Programs/Courses We Offer:

(Adv.) Academic
Online Language
/Cultural Exchange
Design Project
A course on academic writing, discussion, and presenting in English to enhance your technical communication skills.GIT runs online language/cultural exchange programs, collaborating with universities overseas. Students from various backgrounds can get together on the Internet and just have fun chatting.As part of the Creativity Engineering Project course, we run the International Satellite Design Project (ISDP).

Special English Lessons (SEL)English wRIiting Consultant (ERIC)International
Series of English conversation and TOEFL-preparation courses offered by renowned language schools for a reduced fee. Organized by Global Initiatives Team for all students of The University of Tokyo.Trained UTokyo international students give English writing tips and feedback on your papers and other documents.A gathering of Japanese and international students where actual topics are discussed over lunch.

English Learning CoachingVisualizing Japan
in the Modern
Let’s Open
the Door
to the World
of Engineering
in English
Course offering in 2020
is cancelled
Let’s find the best way for you to learn English through self-study so that YOU can play an active role in the global community!We will learn how Japan emerged from a long isolation to become a modern state by critically analyzing images in their historical and cultural context.A course that deals with issues of global development of engineers in English (offered for B1/B2 students at Komaba Campus).

Global Initiatives Team:

Location: From the main entrance of Engineering Building 8, take the stairs to the 2nd floor. Turn right into the main corridor, and right again into a narrow corridor. Near the end, take the stairs on your right, and at the top enter the door on the left (room 324). You can find the map here (PDF).

Hongo Campus Map
(Engineering Bldg. 8)
Engineering Bldg. 8, room 324
(via 2nd floor)


-Aiming to be a base for research  
 and education open to the world-

1.Fundamental philosophies of the School of Engineering for globalization, and the role of Global Initiatives Team

・To recruit talented people from inside and outside of the nation and educate them to produce individuals capable of conducting global activities, through high quality education, and to provide human resources who contribute to improvement in human life across national borders
・To contribute further more to the creation and utilization of engineering knowledge by promoting international collaboration and academic-industrial alliance
・To make effort consistently to improve our ability of contribution to international society, seeking for high morality as a public institution

The GWP is an organized project aiming to eliminate all kinds of barriers in the international research activitiesthe of the School of Engineering

2.History of Global Initiatives Team

 - June 2002 : The Global Ware Project (GWP) Committee was established
 - November 2002 : The office of Global Ware Project was established
 - April 2004 : The 2nd GWP Committee was established
 - April 2005 : The Office of GWP was reorganized as part of Center
for Innovation in Engineering Education established
 - September 2018 : The Office of GWP was reorganized as Center for Global Education
 - April 2020 : The Office of Center for Global Education was reorganized
   as Global Initiatives Team, Division of Global Education

3.GWP Action Plan
  1.To Establish Networks for International Graduates
  2.To Expand the Number of Graduate School Lectures in English
  3.To Reinforce English Education for Undergraduate Students
  4.To Improve Services for Visiting Researcher
  5.To Support SE-UT International Symposium Series
  6.To Establish Researchers' Base Abroad
  7.To Translate Notices
Professor  Shuichi Rokugawa
Associate Professor  Asako Uchibori
Lecturer  Yuka Akiyama
Project Assistant Professor  Matthew Richardson
Staff Yoko Nemoto, Mirai Inoue, Hitomi Sugiura

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