Tokyo Tech News
The 2021 Tokyo Tech Spring Entrance Ceremony was held on April 5, 2021 at Ookayama Campus. Unlike in past years, one joint ceremony with limited participants was held for all new students due to the effects of COVID-19.
This spring, 1,151 bachelor's program students, 1,618 master's program students, 35 professional master's program students, and 247 doctoral program students were admitted to the Institute. Of these students, 288 joined Tokyo Tech from abroad.
Participating in the downscaled celebration were President Kazuya Masu, the Institute's seven other members of the board, Tokyo Tech Alumni Association President Kiyoto Ido (Class of 1972, Department of Mathematics), and alumnus Takahito Tokita (Class of 1987, Department of Metallurgical Engineering), CEO and CDXO of Fujitsu Limited.
Student participants included one main representative and one student from each of Tokyo Tech's six Schools at the bachelor's level, one student representing master's and doctoral students, and one student from each School at the master's, professional master's, and doctoral levels.
During his welcome address, Masu highlighted Tokyo Tech's efforts to provide students with a blended learning and research environment that focuses on wellbeing, and invited them to make full use of the new facilities at the Institute. "Don't forget to take in the beauty, tranquility, and history of our campuses," he added.
Ido and Tokita also gave speeches to welcome the new cohort on their Tokyo Tech journeys.
After congratulatory words from the Institute's alumni, two student representatives — Takumi Yasufuku from the School of Engineering for bachelor's degree students and Nanami Ashizawa from the School of Environment and Society for master's and doctoral degree students — gave short statements about their ambitions and new commitments.
The Tokyo Tech community offers warm congratulations to all new students and those progressing to more advanced studies at the Institute.