Tokyo Tech review 2016

Tokyo Tech review 2016

2016 marked a true milestone in the history of Tokyo Tech. With another year of excitement and innovation coming to a close, the Institute would like to express its appreciation for your continued support as it sets its sights firmly on the future. Here are some highlights from the past 12 months. The Tokyo Tech community offers you best wishes for the New Year!

Yoshinori Ohsumi awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

Yoshinori Ohsumi awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology


Under a revitalized education system implemented in April 2016, undergraduate and graduate schools were joined to form new Schools and the Institute for Liberal Arts (ILA) was established.

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Student achievements



The research findings of Tokyo Tech faculty were recognized both domestically and internationally.

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International initiatives

New Year's holidays

The Institute's New Year's holidays are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, December 29, 2016 to Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Offices reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.


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 2016


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