Tokyo Tech News
The Fall Graduation Ceremony for Tokyo Tech students was held on September 25, 2020. A total of 100 doctoral degrees, 247 master's degrees, 10 professional master's degrees, and 81 bachelor's degrees were conferred.
Due to preventive measures against COVID-19, in-person participants in this fall's ceremony were limited to a small group of representative students, President Kazuya Masu and other members of the Board, and the president of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association. Other students, family members, faculty, and friends were asked to experience the celebration virtually via a livestream.
During his congratulatory address, Masu lauded the graduating students for their resilience and versatility, and encouraged them to draw motivation from the unprecedented circumstances as they moved on to new challenges. "During these difficult times, we are reminded of the fact that we are all in this together," the president affirmed.
Mr. Kiyoto Ido, president of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association (Class of 1972, Department of Mathematics), also gave a short speech. Ido told the fresh graduates to take pride in their academic achievements, and encouraged them to use the latest Tokyo Tech knowledge to create impact in the COVID-19 era.
After the conferral of degrees, valedictorian and doctoral degree recipient Matteo Mucciconi from the Department of Physics spoke on behalf of the graduating students. "Today is a day to be thankful and inspired," Mucchiconi stated. He expressed gratitude for the education, novel perspectives, and friendships he and his fellow graduates had acquired, and vowed to take responsibility for contributing to the betterment of society.
The Tokyo Tech community wishes all graduates continued health and success.