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Tokyo Tech review 2015

Tokyo Tech review 2015

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!

Students and education

Education reform

Tokyo Tech's education reform

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.

Student achievements

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.

Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI)

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.

Tokodai Institute for Element Strategy (TIES)

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.

Tokyo Tech Opens New Materials Research Facility Genso Cube

Tokyo Tech Opens New Materials Research Facility Genso Cube

International Symposium: New Horizon of Electronic Materials Using Abundant Elements
International Symposium: New Horizon of
Electronic Materials Using Abundant Elements

Happiness Co-Creation Society through "ISHIN-DENSHIN" Intelligent Communications

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 Online Community, a database for students and alumni, was launched in cooperation with the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association.

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International initiatives

International guests

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


The Special Topics component of the Tokyo Tech Website shines a spotlight on recent developments in research and education, achievements of its community members, and special events and news from the Institute.

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Published: December 2015


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