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About Tokyo Tech
2015 has been a busy year at Tokyo Tech. Here are some highlights from the past 12 months. 2016 promises to be another innovative year and your continued support is greatly appreciated.
The Tokyo Tech community offers you best wishes for the New Year!
With the aim to create a world-class educational environment, Tokyo Tech's new education system commences in April 2016. Facilities have been enhanced and new organizations created in line with the education reform.
Tokyo Tech 2015 kicked off with the first Hakone Ekiden runner in the Institute's history displaying a powerful performance. Mechano-Aerospace Engineering student Masaki Matsui ran the 9th section from Totsuka to Tsurumi in the 91st Tokyo-Hakone round-trip college relay race on January 3, 2015.
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Three renowned research hub projects have made significant progress.
ELSI was launched after being selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as part of the Ministry's World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). Its goal is to investigate the origins of the Earth, the processes of how initial life emerged, and how evolution occurred in the early Earth environment. A new interdisciplinary field, bioplanetology, has been created at ELSI as it continues to establish itself as an international research hub.
In response to a shortage in rare earth metals and other rare elements, the MEXT Elements Science and Technology Project (Core Research Center Formation) was launched with the goal of developing innovative new materials which do not use rare elements. TIES was selected as the only program in the field of electronic materials.
With support from MEXT's Center of Innovation Science and Technology based Radical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (COI STREAM), this project aims to contribute to the vitality of all members of society through intelligent communication.
The research findings of Tokyo Tech faculty were recognized both domestically and internationally.
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Tokyo Tech's international network was further strengthened through visits from people the world over.
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New Year's holidays
The Institute's New Year's holidays are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016
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Published: December 2015