Global Edge Institute was established in 2006 to carry out the tenure-track program with a support from
the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology "Promotion of Environmental Improvement
for Independence of Young Researchers".
The support by this MEXT project terminated in AY 2010, but the institute was operational to the end of
the tenure-track period of all the researchers (until AY 2013).
Tokyo Tech has started a new initiative
in AY 2011 for continuing the tenure-track system.