The University of Tokyo

The 2nd UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting

December 11, 2018

The 2nd UTokyo Global Advisory Board Meeting was held at Ito International Research Center last Wednesday, November 28, 2018. 11 board members from Japan and abroad participated this year's meeting "Platforms for Social Change: Tokyo Forum and Beyond" with President Gonokami, EVP Prof. Haneda as well as other leading members of the University.


President Gonokami made a presentation entitled "The University as a Platform for Change" and received constructive advice from the board members in regard to the role of university and so forth. Afterwards, "Tokyo Forum" (in "Introducing Tokyo Forum", presented by Executive Director and Vice President, Prof. Aihara), "Tokyo College" (in "Tokyo College and its Potential", presented by EVP Prof. Haneda), as well as issues of fundraising in global context (in "Global Fundraising", presented by Executive Director and Vice President, Prof. Fujii) were introduced to the audience who made active and extensive discussion about these topics.


In addition to the meeting, The General Library offered participants a tour of the newly renovated library in the afternoon. Thanks to the beautiful season and pleasant weather, board members not only enjoyed the library tour but cherished the glorious golden yellow color of our beloved rows of ginkgo trees as well.

Prior to the meeting, a Welcome Reception welcoming the board members was held at the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo on the evening of November 27. It also provided a networking occasion for members of the Administrative Council, donors as well as our own faculty and administrative staff.


*Participating board members

Dr. Marta Szigeti Bonifert Board Member, Hungarian Business Leaders Forum

Prof. Christina Cameron Professor, Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage, Université de Montréal

Dr. Naoko Ishii CEO & Chairperson, The Global Environment Facility

Mr. Bill Emmott International author and advisor

Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy Founder, Infosys Limited

Prof. Yoshinori Yokoyama Social System Architect

Mr. Peter Suk-Mynn Yoon Vice Chairman, SBS Media Group and Taeyoung Group

Prof. Sadaoki Furui President, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Mr. Pär Nuder Chairman of the Board, AP3 Third Swedish National Pension Fund; Chairman of the Board, AMF

Prof. Carmencita D. Padilla Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila


President Gonokami making a presentation entitled "The University as a Platform for Change"



Meeting including 11 members from UTokyo Global Advisory Board and leading members of the University of Tokyo



UTokyo Global Advisory Board Members listening to the introduction of the renovation of the General Library made by Prof. Sugawara, Deputy Director of the General Library