University of Tokyo is a member of the IR3S (Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science), a research network founded to serve as a global research and educational platform for sustainability scientists.
The interdisciplinary approach towards Sustainability education provides its students with a holistic view of Sustainability science. The university also offers experimental short programme opportunities such as the Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) Course in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the Intensive Programme on Sustainability (IPoS) Course in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
Research activities are mainly conducted through the IR3S, in which five Japanese universities are also involved. Outreach efforts include collaborations through the IR3S with member universities, in addition to collaboration with Hokkaido University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, and Ibaraki University.