Li, Shengru

Research Fellow and Academic Associate

  • Shengru Li
    Jingumae 5-53-70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
    +81 3 5467 1212

    Research Interests

    • Education and e-learning
    • Education for sustainable development
    • Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)
    • innovation and new technology
    • Sustainability Science


    • DEng in International Development Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    • MEng in International Development Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    • BEng in Electronic Engineering (University of York, U.K.)

    Biographical Statement

    Shengru Li is a Research Fellow and Academic Associate for the Innovation and Education Programme at UNU-IAS. Prior to joining UNU-IAS, he worked as a test solutions engineer at Micron Technology and researcher at Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has over six years of working experience with development projects and data science combined. His experience in development covers educational development, ICT application for regional development, and comparative studies of 21st century skills in Asia and the Pacific. He also has industry experience in algorithm development and data-driven process evaluations.

    Dr Li has worked on two grassroots projects of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), developing his profile in survey design, strategic data collection, framework building with appropriate data analysis methods, and effective report writing. He was also involved with heritage data management of Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, and of small island states in the Pacific.

  • Articles

    • Li, S., Yamaguchi, S., Sukhbaatar, J., & Takada, J. 2019. ”The Influence of Teachers’ Professional Development Activities on the Factors Promoting ICT Integration in Primary Schools in Mongolia.” Education Sciences (9)2: 78.
    • Li, S., Yamaguchi, S., & Takada, J. 2018. “Understanding factors affecting primary school teachers’ use of ICT for student-centered education in Mongolia.” International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (14) 1: 103-117.
    • Li, S., Yamaguchi, S., & Takada, J. 2018. “The Influence of Interactive Learning Materials on Self-Regulated Learning and Learning Satisfaction of Primary School Teachers in Mongolia.” Sustainability (10)4: 1093.