The Tokyo Tech 2022 Fall Entrance Ceremonies for new students and those advancing to further studies were held on September 28, 2022. Bachelor’s and master’s program students were welcomed during a morning ceremony, while new doctoral students were celebrated in the afternoon.
This fall, four bachelor’s program students, 252 master’s program students, five professional master’s program students, and 160 doctoral program students were admitted to the Institute.
Due to preventive measures against COVID-19, in-person participants were limited to less than half of the capacity of the 70th Anniversary Auditorium, this fall’s venue for the event. New students were joined by President Kazuya Masu, other members of the Board, deans and directors, and Tokyo Tech Alumni Association Executive Director Nobuhiro Endo (Class of 1980, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering) at the venue. Other guests, family members, and friends were asked to experience the ceremonies virtually via a livestream.
During his welcome addresses, Masu encouraged Tokyo Tech’s newest students to first “construct your own solid base of knowledge from which you can begin creating your own path actively. ” The president also urged the latest cohort of students to embrace one of Tokyo Tech’s core values — that of constantly adapting and innovating to create a better future — and to seek inspiration in the past pioneers of the Institute.
After the introduction of the members of the Board, deans, directors, and special guests, Dean Susumu Kajiwara from the School of Life Science and Technology offered the bachelor’s and master’s program students his words of welcome in the morning. In the afternoon, Dean Jun-ichi Takada from the School of Environment and Society welcomed to Tokyo Tech the newest doctoral students.
The alumni association’s Endo also spoke to the new students in both the morning and afternoon ceremonies.
To conclude the ceremonies, two student representatives — master’s student Tatsunori Uehara from the School of Engineering for bachelor’s and master’s program students, and doctoral student Han Chiu Han from the School of Computing for doctoral program students — gave short statements about their ambitions and new commitments.
“The most important thing is to realize that we should act internationally and try to see the wide world,” Uehara stated. “We are really honored to acquire knowledge, conduct research, and study widely in this blessed environment of Tokyo Tech.”
“We can change ourselves, and make a positive impact on our community, and on the world,” Han declared.
To all new students: Welcome to Tokyo Tech!