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Video footage in English of the Tokyo Tech International Symposium on Education Reform held on March 14, 2014 is now available on the Web. For those who missed the event or would like to read about and see the lectures and panel discussion again, please click on the NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW link at the bottom of the page. The videos can also be watched on YouTube in the box immediately below.
Tokyo Tech is currently formulating a new education system to be launched in the 2016 academic year. As a part of Tokyo Tech's education reform efforts, the Tokyo Tech International Symposium on Education Reform was held with the participation of approximately 450 people. In the symposium, keynote talks were given by Professor W. Eric L. Grimson, Chancellor for Academic Advancement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and by Professor Ronald Gronsky, Special Faculty Assistant to the Chancellor for International Relations at the University California Berkeley (UCB). They spoke about education systems and philosophies at their respective universities. President Mishima introduced Tokyo Tech's education reforms.
The keynote talks were followed by a lively panel discussion on the topic of the Future of World-Class Science and Engineering Higher Education Systems. The three aforementioned keynote speakers answered questions during the first part. The latter half of the discussion included three additional panelists: Mr. Kakutaro Kitashiro, Executive Advisor of IBM Japan and Chair of the Board of Trustees at ICU; Professor Kellina Craig-Henderson, Director of the National Science Foundation's Tokyo Regional Office; and, Mr. Etsuhiko Shoyama, President of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association and Chairman Emeritus of Hitachi.
More information about the symposium can be found on the NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW website through mid-August at the following link.