Student Survey 2022 is open to all Tokyo Tech students online until July 22, 2022.
Every other year, the Institute conducts a survey to ensure that students have their say in making Tokyo Tech a better place. This includes changes and improvements to the curriculum, facilities, and on-campus services. The survey, which has been running since 2005, is organized mainly by voluntary student staff members. These volunteers create the survey from the students’ perspective, collect and analyze data from across the Institute, hold meetings with relevant faculty and staff members regarding potential changes, and then summarize the results in a proposal to the Tokyo Tech president. The survey, a unique initiative in Japan, also recently featured in Tokyo Institute of Technology Integrated Report 2021.
The past two years have been tough on students due to the effects of COVID-19, and many have not been able to attend on-campus lectures for most of this time. Despite the ongoing challenges, Tokyo Tech’s students, faculty, and staff have devised various measures to cope with the situation, such as online lectures, research activities, and student club activities. The campus environment has also changed dramatically. On Ookayama Campus, for example, one cafeteria has been demolished, while a new building for club activities and a new student exchange hub — Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza — have been constructed and opened. Amidst this constant development, it is crucial for the Institute to reflect properly the opinions of the student population in the ongoing changes.
The positive effects of the Student Survey are evident. For example, thanks to recommendations in 2020, the Institute made significant enhancements to Tokyo Tech Portal, the online gateway to various services and information provided to Tokyo Tech students, faculty, and staff. While the implementation of certain suggestions requires significant amounts of preparatory work, funding, and time, the Institute strives to give due consideration to all recommendations.
Students who have not shared their thoughts yet are encouraged to do so before the submission deadline.