Tokyo Tech News
The progress of Tokyo Tech's Education Reform, scheduled to be fully implemented in April 2016, was announced at a press briefing by President Yoshinao Mishima and Executive Vice President for Education and International Affairs Toshio Maruyama. This was the second press briefing on the Institute's education reform, the first having taken place in October 2013.
President Mishima announced that the Institute will combine its three undergraduate schools and six graduate schools into six new schools. Tokyo Tech is the first university in Japan to join its undergraduate and graduate schools.
The new curricula will allow undergraduate students to take master's courses and master's students to take doctoral courses. This makes it possible for students to plan their academic path and pursue their individual interests.
President Mishima also discussed what the reformed education system will offer, including newly designed curricula for each field, graduate courses conducted in English, and improved liberal arts education. Additional topics included initiatives to improve the educational environment, such as implementing a quarter system and achievement evaluation.
Tokyo Tech aims to become one of the world's top 10 research universities by promoting quality education and research. Through the education reform, the Institute strives to achieve its educational goal of developing scientists and engineers with excellent skills and leadership.