Tokyo Tech News
Tokyo Tech News
Published: November 25, 2022
The deadline for proposals for a new university name was December 8, 2022. New proposals are no longer accepted.
National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have reached an agreement on the merger of the two national university corporations and their universities, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University, to form one national university corporation and one university. The two parties signed the "Basic Agreement on Integration of Corporations and Universities" on October 14, 2022.
The name of the new university should be in line with the purpose of the integration and the target organizational culture described in the basic agreement. We look forward to your ideas for the new name.
The full text of the basic agreement is available from the websites of the two universities:
Name and short name (abbreviation, etc.) of the new university (in Japanese/English), reason for name
From Friday, November 25 to Thursday, December 8, 2022
Go to the designated online form from the link below, and enter required items:
a)Name of the new university to propose (in Japanese): Required (Japanese form), Optional (English form)
b)Name of the new university to propose (in English): Optional (Japanese form), Required (English form)
c)Short name (abbreviation, etc.) of the new university to propose (in Japanese): Optional (Japanese/English form)
d)Short name (abbreviation, etc.) of the new university to propose (in English): Optional (Japanese/English form)
e)Meaning/reason for name up to 300 characters in Japanese/150 words in English: Required (Japanese/English form)
f)Proposer's status (Tokyo Tech/TMDU, student/faculty and staff/alumnus, other)
Online form for Proposals for New University Name
Important: Please make sure that the name you propose is 1) appropriate as a university name, and 2) suitable for the goals and target organizational culture of the new university.
Reference: Standards for Establishment of Universities (set by the Japanese government)
Article 40-4: Names of universities, faculties and departments (hereinafter referred to as "universities, etc.") are to be appropriate as those for universities, etc. and suitable for the purpose of the education and research by the relevant universities, etc.
The joint preparatory committee of the two university corporations will decide on a draft name for the new university. Proposals collected will be taken into account, but we will not look at the number of suggestions for respective proposed names. A final decision on the draft name will be made with approval by the respective boards of directors of the two university corporations. The draft name of the new university will be announced on the websites of the two universities in January 2023. However, we will not disclose the deliberation and decision-making process, including whether we received proposals for the chosen draft name (and the names of the proposers).