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Tokyo Tech + University of the Arts London
Collaboration as a driver of multi-layered learning

Our work with other leading institutions is generating new understanding and insights around the value of shared activities across disciplines and cultures.

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Japan / UK
Overseas Programme

Every year, our students at Tokyo Tech have the opportunity to visit science communication organisations in the UK

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School of Environment and Society
Learning across disciplines

Transdisciplinarity across science, engineering, art and design inspires our courses and guest lecture series

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Explore our courses

A collaborative approach informs our teaching strategies and the continuous creation of new contents and formats. Our courses cover a range of subjects across art, design, science and technology.

Methodology of Transdisciplinary Research

Prof. Kayoko Nohara
Heather Barnett
Jan-Feb 2021

By bringing together science and technology with art, design, communication theory, history and social sciences, we provide case studies on the creative process for new discoveries and topics.

Technology and Product in Context

Dr Betti Marenko
Jan-Feb 2021

The course draws on process philosophy, design theory and science and technology studies to critically locate discourses around technology and the impact of digital technologies on the planet and the future.

Concept Designing

Prof. Kayoko Nohara
July 2021 (2Q)

In this workshop, students start with one topic and experience the design process through building a concept through discussion, creating a simple molding design, and giving a presentation. Together with students from Musashino Art University,

Transdisciplinary Design Project

Prof. Kayoko Nohara
June-July 2021

This course aims to provide learning of a variety of social design projects and their multi-faceted structures through omnibus styled lectures, discussion and exercises led by multiple lecturers.

Science Media and Communication for Global Development, Environment and Society

Prof. Kayoko Nohara

Dr Andrews Eden Mariquit

Dr Giorgio Salani
Autumn 2021 (3Q)

How can we communicate scientific information effectively? This course focuses on theory and knowledge of science communication and is developed through lectures and communication practice.

Editorial Designing in the Media
(in Japanese)

Prof. Kayoko Nohara
Dec 2021 – Jan 2022

These lectures focus on the essential part of “who, what, and how to convey”, and practically considers the functions of media, the role of editing, and the value of design. 

Overseas Programmes (UK)


Science & Engineering Design for Global Talents

Students on this programme can broaden their viewpoints by observing and interacting with overseas science communication organisations. The internship is designed to make them experience the importance of communication between people so that they can nurture rich social capabilities while realising their position as researchers.

Science communication is not simply a way to bring scientific messages to the wider world. It is about enabling progress in society by understanding, re-interpreting and delivering the essence of scientific discoveries to multiple audiences. This ability can strengthen a student’s career path in both industry and academia, and contribute to develop research and business across boundaries.


Science Communication for Global Talents

Graduate students on this programme can experience the importance of science communication and develop extensive social skills. Visiting institutions abroad can broaden your horizon and provide a fresh perspective on the relationship between science and society, and its significance to your own special subject. The programme includes two sets of activities:

1. A practical experience at the London Science Museum.

2. Visits and discussions to several institutions active in science communication, e.g. the London Science Museum, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, the Royal Society, the Royal Institution, the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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