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COVID-19: President’s message, Tokyo Tech policy, important information to all stakeholders (June 19)

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Published: March 13, 2020

President's message to the community

Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu sends his latest message to the community.

For the general public

The novel coronavirus outbreak is forcing Tokyo Tech to cancel, postpone, or otherwise alter various Institute-wide activities that affect all stakeholders of the Institute, including members of the general public.


While the Institute strives to keep all information up to date, please understand that sudden changes may occur due to the rapidly evolving situation.

Tokyo Tech policy

Considering the decline in new coronavirus infections in Tokyo and the three surrounding prefectures, and the Tokyo metropolitan government’s decision to ease restrictions on business and other activities, the Institute adjusted on June 22 its COVID-19 response status from Level 2.5+ to 2.5-.

Financial support for students

Despite the shift from response Level 3 to Level 2.5+, classes continue to be conducted online to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Undoubtedly, students are concerned about their academic progress in this new, unfamiliar environment, and Tokyo Tech continues to focus on providing enhanced counseling services for these students. Additionally, due to economic stagnation, some students may be struggling to fund their tuition and living expenses. The Institute will continue to provide financial support to these students through various channels such as the Team Tokyo Tech Student Support Program, which includes emergency loans and other forms of support for those in need.

Sharing our knowledge

Tokyo Tech has launched the Social Rebooting Technology Initiative to contribute to overcoming the serious impact on society caused by COVID-19. Under this initiative, we have started the Hope This Helps (HTH) Project, through which 131 patents owned by the university are released royalty-free for a set period of time. We have also launched the COVID-19 Research Portfolio Project, which is a portal for academic papers and news contributions by Tokyo Tech researchers relevant to COVID-19. Please refer to the following pages for more information.

DLab connects during COVID-19

Most of Tokyo Tech’s approximately 1,000 researchers are still at home, but the Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation in Global Networks (DLab) has created an online interview series to keep the community connected. The researchers talk about how they are responding the COVID-19 situation and offer advice to students during this challenging time.

Entering campuses

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and local residents, everyone is asked to refrain from entering any Tokyo Tech campuses for the time being.

Contact

COVID-19 Task Force, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Email keikaihonbu@jim.titech.ac.jp

Use of the library

The Tokyo Institute of Technology Library will continue the suspension of services for non-campus members. Information regarding the opening of the library to the public will be announced on this page once it becomes available.

Contact

Library Division, Research Promotion Department

Email tos.som@jim.titech.ac.jp

Events for wider community

It is likely that many events planned for the wider community will be postponed or cancelled. Please check the event calendar below for updates.

Regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in Tokyo Tech community

The latest updates regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in the Tokyo Tech community can be found below.

  • We ask for your understanding and cooperation in protecting the human rights and personal information of infected individuals and their families.
  • Tokyo Tech’s priority remains the health and safety of the people at the Institute and its surrounding areas.

Contact

Public Relations Section, Office of Public Engagement

Email pr@jim.titech.ac.jp

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This article has been updated to add information on "Tokyo Tech policy", "DLab connects during COVID-19", and "Use of the library" on June 19.
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This article has been updated to add information on "Sharing our knowledge" and to update information on "Use of the library" on June 4.
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This article has been updated to add information on "Tokyo Tech policy", "Financial support for students", and "DLab connects during COVID-19", and to update the link under "President's message to the community" on June 1.
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This article has been updated to add information on "Financial support for students" on May 12.
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This article has been updated to add information on Tokyo Tech policy on May 11.
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This article has been updated to add information "Regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in Tokyo Tech community" on April 17. This includes the announcement "Notification: Occurrence of Coronavirus at Tokyo Tech (April 16)."PDF
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This article has been updated to publish "Tokyo Tech policy," add information about "Entering campuses," and remove the section on "Ceremonies" on April 14. The "For new and current students" was also restructured for clarity.
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This article has been updated to add information about "Service desk" on April 10.
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This article has been updated to modify link about " Information for faculty and staff" on April 9.
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This article has been updated to add information about "Important notice to all new students and currently enrolled students regarding Spring Semester 2020" on April 8.
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This article has been updated to add information Use of campus facilities on April 7.
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This article has been updated to add information Service desk on April 3.
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This article has been updated to add the renewal date on the headline on April 1.
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This article has been updated to add information about "Scheduled lectures" and "Important notice to all new students and currently enrolled students regarding Spring Semester 2020" on March 31.
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This article has been updated to add Information for President's message to the community on March 30.
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This article has been updated to add Information for new and current students on March 25.
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This article has been updated to add information about scheduled lectures on March 19.
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This article has been updated to add information on schedule changes for 1st-year students on March 13.
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This article has been updated to add the information about "Master's and doctoral program entrance examinations, enrollment procedures, briefing sessions" on March 10.

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