Overview of the Center

The Center for Research and Development of Higher Education is working on improving the quality of education related to the University of Tokyo as a whole and supporting activities for that purpose.

Message

The Center for Research and Development of Higher Education is working on improving the quality of education related to the University of Tokyo as a whole and supporting activities for that purpose.

The worldwide epidemic of the new coronavirus infection, which began in 2020, has forced the University of Tokyo to adopt online education. At this center, we have been disseminating information on how to use online tools and how to use them effectively so that educational activities in each school can be carried out smoothly.

Currently, the importance of digital transformation (DX) has been pointed out in various fields, and the field of education is no exception. To promote this reform, our center promotes reform of educational digital transformation in addition to existing services such as supporting online (the University of Tokyo’s regular class online distribution (OCW), public online course (MOOC), public course and event video distribution (Todai TV), e-Learning Forum (eLF)), faculty development (Future Faculty Program (FFP), Interactive Teaching, Consultation, etc.), Educational Information Dissemination, Language Education Dissemination, etc.

Of course, this reform cannot be achieved by our center alone. We will develop these projects in close cooperation with all the educational schools and the Information Technology Center, as well as other organizations related to DX promotion in the University of Tokyo. To nurture many human resources who will play a central role in the future society, the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education will continue to devise and contribute to the deepening of education at the University of Tokyo.

Yasushi Asami

Director of the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education

Yasushi Asami, Director of the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education

Organization

The Educational Planning Office is the core of the Center’s institutional reform. The Center’s foremost mission is both to advance undergraduate education and to make contributions towards this goal through research studies. With this aim in mind, the Educational Planning Office promotes the reform of undergraduate education and the university evaluation system through basic efforts including actively participating in university-wide improvement efforts and cooperating with the activities of the Education Steering Committee.

History

 

1996.5 The Center for Research and Development of Higher Education established (reorganized from the University of Tokyo Research Office) Basic Research Division and Division for Learning Environment and Educational Technology established
1997.2 The University of Tokyo Current Status and Challenges II Feature: Undergraduate Education published
2001.3 The University of Tokyo Current Status and Challeges III Feature: The University of Tokyo in the Middle of Globalization published
2005.4 The University of Tokyo Course Catalogue published
2005.5 OCW (Open Course Ware) launched
2005.10 Lecture series “Global Focus on Knowledge” started
2005.12 “TODAI TV” (now known as “UTokyo TV”) launched
2006.4 Microsoft chair of Educational Environment and Technology established (completed in 2009.3)
2006.9 Todai-Nomura Joint Project established
2007.10 UTokyo navi launched
2008.10 UTokyo-eTEXT launched
2009.3 University Education Achievement Survey established
2010.8 The University of Tokyo joined iTunes U (Contents are now provided in iTunes Store Podcast.)
2011.6 Division for Promoting Educational Reform established
2011.10 The Asahi Lectures started
2012.4 UTokyo Online Course Catalogue Search System released
2013.4 Future Faculty Program (now known as The University of Tokyo Future Faculty Program) established
2013.7 Coalitional Division with the Consortium for Renovating Education of the Future established (transfered to the Center for Research and Development on Transition from Secondary to Higher Education in 2016.10)
2013.7 edX (MOOC) launched
2014.4 Special Projects “Construction of global standard of university curriculum and global classroom” established (2019.3 Closed)
2014.11 Interactive Teaching Program established (2016.9 Closed)
2015.3 UTOP (UTokyo Online Platform) launched (2020.3 Closed)
2016.3 UTokyo navi LINE@ launched
2016.4 Joint Project with Cyber University launched (completed in 2018.3)
2016.11 UTokyo TV YouTube Channel launched
2017.1 UTokyo OCWx (UTokyo OpenCourseWare extra) launched
2017.2 UTokyo English Academia established
2017.3 UTokyo e-Learning Forum (eLF) launched
2018.4 edX (MOOC) project transferred from the Council to the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education
2019.10 University-wide Centers restructured to University Joint Education and Research Institutes
Basic Research Division, Research and Development in Teaching Division and Division for Promoting Educational Reform abolished
Division for Quality Enhancement of Higher Education and Division for Excellence in Language Education established