What courses and lectures are offered at the University of Tokyo?
The Center for Research and Development of Higher Education makes regular University of Tokyo courses and lectures available to people both inside and outside of our University.
Global Focus on Knowledge
Global Focus on Knowledge is a series of regular courses for the Junior Division (Years 1&2) in the College of Arts and Science, the University of Tokyo. It aims to enable the undergraduate students in their first and second years—students who are standing at the doorway to academia—to see great knowledge systems and their structures from a wider perspective, and in so doing create a space where students learn about the overall picture of each academic field and the organic connections between them.
- Regular courses (arts/sciences) for the Junior Division (Years 1&2) in the College of Arts and Science, the University of Tokyo
- Thematic Courses > Academic Frontier Lecture Series > Global Focus on Knowledge (two credits)
- Past lectures available on UTokyo OCW
- Students of the arts can take science lectures and science students can take arts lectures.
- Numerous interdisciplinary lectures featuring topics such as collaboration between medicine and engineering and fusions of humanities and sciences
Learn more about Global Focus on Knowledge
The Asahi Lectures
The University of Tokyo Asahi Lectures “The Adventures of the Mind: I Want to Think More and More, The World is Full of Mysteries” were a series of cross-faculty lectures held thanks to donations from the Asahi Shimbun Company.
- Students from senior division courses cultivate interdisciplinary knowledge and thinking
- Participation from both science and the arts
- Making education available through the use of ICT
UTokyo OCW provides lecture materials and videos used in the regular courses of the University of Tokyo freely available for anyone. It is one of the “Opening of the Gates of Knowledge” programs at the University.
- Over 1,400 lecture materials and videos used in the regular courses of the University of Tokyo are available (as of July 2020).
- Anyone can view/use the resources free of charge.
- Contents can be viewed with smartphones and tablets.
- Various functions: My List function, keyword searches, and visual displays of the connections between lectures via MIMA Search
- The resources can be used as educational and teaching materials under our Creative Commons License (Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works).
Learn more about UTokyo OCW
UTokyo Online Course Catalogue
UTokyo Online Course Catalogue is a system that enables users to scan all the University of Tokyo’s regular courses (more than 10,000), search for courses, and discover how subjects are related to each other.
- When you want to check out a subject that you are interested in, you can save it in your list by adding it to “My List,” and then view it anytime you want to.
- MIMA Search is a system that allows users to search for and visualize courses based on a natural language processing system developed by the University of Tokyo faculty members.
- The system reflects up-to-date information posted on UTAS.
Learn more about UTokyo Online Course Catalogue