Tokyo Tech News
Nine more students representing six countries have joined the Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL). A brief registration and orientation event was held for the new participants on Ookayama Campus on November 28, 2018. This follows the opening ceremony and workshop held for the first cohort of future leaders held in late September.
ToTAL, established in academic year 2018, is an institute-wide education center and platform through which students with different majors, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds learn to harness leadership skills in integrated master's and doctoral degree programs. Through interdisciplinary curricula that combine the humanities and sciences, students are encouraged to develop their leadership and interpersonal capabilities by planting and nurturing in themselves "three seeds."
In addition to undertaking work required for standard Tokyo Tech master's and doctoral degrees, ToTAL students are expected to complete a rigorous five-year program that culminates in an off-campus project lasting approximately three months. These projects — planned and organized by the students themselves — can be executed in Japan or abroad. While the current program is intended for Tokyo Tech students only, ToTAL expects to expand availability to graduate students of other universities in the future.