Faculty of Engineering Best Teaching Award

One aspect of faculty development at the Faculty of Engineering is the Best Teaching Award, appropriately named to recognize a faculty member in each department demonstrating superior leadership qualities and whose instruction is highly effective, or faculty member implementing devised or improved educational techniques or demonstrating outstanding educational effectiveness. The Faculty of Engineering Commendation Committee uses course standard evaluation results taken from the Faculty of Engineering Common Course Evaluation Questionnaire, which is completed by students in all common core subjects, to identify changes in scoring over the past three-year period that indicate a tangible improvement in instruction technique. Syllabus content and the like are also taken into consideration. A list of faculty members receiving the Best Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Tokyo and their courses follows below.

The Faculty of Engineering promotes the continuous implementation of faculty development initiatives to improve educational standards. (Graduate School of Engineering, Planning Committee)

2022 Award Recipients   Title is as of the time of the award


Reasons for selection

Instruction Leadership: demonstrating superior leadership qualities in class and demonstrating highly effective instruction.

Educational Technique Improvement: implementing devised or improved educational techniques or demonstrating remarkable educational accomplishments.

Those deemed appropriate to receive the Best Teaching Award.


Civil Engineering OHNO Motohiro, Project Lecturer

Course title:Core Disciplinary Project II

Architecture OKABE Akiko, Professor

Course title:Architectural Design 6

Urban Engineering MIYAGI Shunsaku, Professor

Course title:Urban Restoration Design

Mechanical Engineering ITO Takuma, Lecturer

Course title:Exercises for creative design

Mechano-informatics TAKAHASHI Hirokazu, Professor

Course title:Neurons and Brain

Aeronautics and Astronautics FUNASE Ryu, Associate Professor

Course title:Astrodynamics

Precision Engineering KOTANI Kiyoshi, Associate Professor

Course title:Introduction to Biology and Human Physiology

Information and Communication Engineering SAITO Daisuke, Associate Professor

Course title:Computer Software II

Electrical and Electronic Engineering ONO Ryo, Professor

Course title:Electricity and Magnetism I

Course title:Electricity and Magnetism II

Applied Physics SAITOH Eiji, Professor

Course title:Quantum Applied Physics

Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics SARUWATARI Hiroshi, Professor

Course title:Signal Processing II

Materials Engineering  NAMBU Shoichi, Associate Professor

Course title:Materials Structure Formation

Applied Chemistry UEMURA Takashi, Professor

Course title:Inorganic Chemistry II

Chemical System Engineering NISHIKAWA Masaki, Lecturer

Course title:Chemical Engineer and Exercises I

Chemistry and Biotechnology YAMAGUCHI Satoshi, Associate Professor

Course title:Life Chemistry I

Systems Innovation  WADA Ryota, Associate Professor

Course title:Advanced Project A

Course title:Project for Environment and Energy 2

Institute for Innovation in International Engineering Education UCHIBORI Asako, Associate Professor

Course title:Academic Writing

Course title:Academic Presentation



Award Recipients of each year