Tokyo Tech News
The Fall Graduation Ceremony for Tokyo Tech students was held on September 20, 2019. A total of 95 doctoral degrees, 230 master's degrees, 11 professional master's degrees, and 66 bachelor's degrees were conferred. Tokyo Tech Front, the venue for the ceremony, was filled with graduates' families, friends, and special guests enjoying the special occasion.
Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu began with a congratulatory address. After acknowledging the invaluable support from students' families, he encouraged the fresh graduates to continue thinking outside the box, and to apply their newly acquired skills and specializations to seemingly unrelated fields. Masu also urged his audience to boldly explore the world and actively engage with the extensive global community of Tokyo Tech alumni and friends.
Professor Noriyuki Ueda, dean of the Institute for Liberal Arts, also gave a speech on behalf of the deans. He stressed that, while the new graduates now had the ability to solve tough technological challenges, they also possessed the leadership skills to guide the way towards what is good for humanity. Inspired by Aristotle, Ueda left the graduates with a clear message — "Be courageous, but also encourage others."
Mr. Kiyoto Ido, executive director of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association, also provided congratulatory words, encouraging the students to use their knowledge and networks to contribute to world peace and development.
After the conferral of degrees and diplomas of excellence to 11 students who completed the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, valedictorian and doctoral degree recipient Nilanka Menaka Tisho Kumar Revel from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering gave a short speech on behalf of the graduating students. He acknowledged the support provided to all graduates by faculty and staff, and declared that the Class of 2019 was now ready to assume responsibility for the betterment of society.
The Tokyo Tech community wishes all new graduates success and good health!