(Application is now open!) Announcement of the Special Summer Seminar for International Students: “Railway System and Urban Development of Mega Cities 2022″ 留学生のための特別サマーセミナー「大都市の鉄道と地域開発2022」の実施について


Announcement on Application for Special Summer Seminar for International Students:

“Railway Systems and Urban Development of Mega Cities 2022”

The University of Tokyo (Department of Civil Engineering) and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), with the corporation of Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS), JR East, Tokyo Metro, Tokyu Corporation, Mitsui Fudosan, and Association for Planning and Transportation Studies, are planning to hold a summer seminar for international students entitled “Railway Systems and Urban Development of Mega Cities 2022.” This seminar aims to help students understand how Tokyo, as one of the world’s mega cities, has been developed in coordination with the urban railway network, as well as the technologies and systems that support the railway network. Through a series of lectures given by top specialists and practitioners, and technical tours illustrating the terminal stations and urban development sites, participants will deepen their understanding of the urban railway system and the historical development of Tokyo.
Students are invited to take advantage of this opportunity by applying for the seminar.


Chairman of Japanese Urban Rail Seminar Committee

Hironori KATO,

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo


Date: Sunday, September 4th to Monday, September 5th (two days and one night)

September 4th: Seminar at GRIPS (Roppongi, Tokyo)
September 5th: Field visits and Completion Ceremony


1) International students studying any academic fields including, but not limited to, the interdisciplinary field of transportation such as transportation planning/policy, urban/regional/national planning, and economics and policy studies; and any specific engineering fields related to transportation such as mechanical engineering and electronic engineering, at Japanese graduate schools
2) Japanese graduate or undergraduate students studying the fields mentioned above


Participation fee: 3000 yen
– Accommodation cost for the night of September 4th (only if staying at the hotel provided by the organizers) will be covered by the organizers. However, if you reside in or around Tokyo, you will be asked to refrain from staying at the hotel.
– Other costs such as meals and transportation costs must be paid at the applicant’s own expense.


Application details are available HERE.


Application deadline: Friday, July 29th, 2022, 23:59 JST


Contact: urbanrailseminar-group[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (So MORIKAWA, The University of Tokyo)





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 記日時: 2022年9月4日(日)~9月5日(月)の1泊2日


・9月4日 政策研究大学院大学内にてセミナー
・9月5日 ターミナル駅/都市開発事例見学・修了式対象者:




応募締め切り:2022年7月29日(金)23:59 JST


お問い合わせ先E-mail: urbanrailseminar-group[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp(東京大学 森川 想)