Education is, needless to say, crucial to modern societies, and an important research theme at UTMD is that of examining how scarce educational resources can be distributed as efficiently and as fairly as possible. For example, to address Japan’s childcare waitlist problem, we hope to further advance our current research in collaboration with local governments with the aim of implementing a solution. Applications we envision for our work include the issue of school choice (i.e., the choice of which public elementary or middle school to attend), high-school and university entrance examinations, and intra-institutional matching problems such as the University of Tokyo’s senior course selection system and laboratory assignments (i.e., which laboratory students are assigned to for graduate work ). We aim to amass institutional knowledge in these areas while carrying out collaborative research with a view to implementing solutions.