Tokyo Tech News
Published: April 8, 2014
Graduation Ceremonies were held on March 26 in the Gymnasium at the Ookayama Campus.
The ceremony for undergraduate students started at 11 a.m. and the one for graduate students at 2 p.m. Graduating students and many of their families attended the ceremonies along with President Yoshinao Mishima, guests, members of the Board, deans and other faculty members.
In his speech, President Mishima mentioned the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in 2011 and the Tokyo Olympics which will take place in 2020. "Look forward and believe in the future. I hope you graduates will move forward with pride as young people creating a bright and vibrant future," he said. To both those who will go on to graduate school for further research and those who will start a new life as working adults, President Mishima offered encouragement on this day by saying, "take pride in being graduates of Tokyo Tech, the best sci-tech university in Japan. Continue to develop the expertise and comprehensive abilities you acquired here, in the global arena."
Mr. Shoyama, President of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association
Alumnus Mr. Estuhiko Shoyama (Class of 1958, Department of Electric Engineering), President of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association and Advisor at Hitachi, Ltd., delivered a speech.
Conferral of Degrees
At the undergraduate graduation ceremony, one representative from each department received a diploma. At the graduation ceremony for students of the master's and professional programs, representatives of each department received diplomas. All doctoral degree students who completed their programs received diplomas. In the 2013 academic year, 214 doctoral degrees were conferred; 1,484 master's degrees; 27 professional master's degrees; and 1,092 bachelor's degrees.
Valedictorian's speech at the undergraduate student
Valedictorian's speech at the graduate student
On this gentle spring day after the ceremonies finished, graduates celebrated by taking pictures in front of the Main Building with families and friends.
The Tokyo Tech community wishes its graduates continued health and success.