イベント報告 | 2017年10月 3日
Congratulatory Address in the occasion of the Entrance Ceremony
2017. October 3
President, Toyohashi University of Technology
On behalf of all faculty and staff members, and students, I would like to express our hearty welcome to you to the graduate school of Toyohashi University of Technology, TUT.
We celebrated 40th anniversary last year and were determined to resolve the further development of technological science.
I have said technological science. It is different from "science and technology" often used in the modern society. Like social science or natural science, we are seeking the principles or laws of technology with the name of technological science. By mastering technology through understanding the scientific foundation supporting it, we can apply the existing technology to other fields or develop it further and even create new technology leading to social innovation.
Therefore, our university lays out the motto of "Master Technology, Create Technology".
"Master Technology" implies that you must learn lots and work hard to catch up with the latest development of technological science to be a professional engineer. Of course, our faculty will provide with various excellent lectures, training programs and individualized advice on the advanced science and technology. I would like you to absorb them in a proactive manner. This is "master technology".
"Create Technology" requires more to you. "Create Technology" is a self-sustained activity to open up a cutting edge stage of the development of technology. It is important to be ready always to challenge to solve things unknown. Your own dream or ambition will be an important driving force towards creativity.
Today creativity seems to be particularly important. There are many difficult issues facing us, mankind at global level such as energy, environmental, water, sanitation problems among them, which will not be solved only by our existing knowledge and technology. We have to develop novel science and technology with our creativity to solve current difficult global issues, and obviously you are expected to foster your creativity during your graduate program which now starts.
Please do your best in the graduate program keeping in mind "Master Technological Science, Create Technological Science".
In addition, I would like to mention that we are now promoting a new program to open more our university to the rest of the world. Globalization is a very important key word for the new era. We have introduced Super Global University Program in which bilingual lecture program is expanded. New dormitory where students learn multi-cultural way of life were opened in the beginning of this year. Through the new program, the ratio of non-Japanese speakers in the campus is expected to increase. Therefore, you are expected to play more important role to change our university towards the new direction, which is globalization.
Finally, in addition to your study on technology, I hope you will learn lots about Japan during your stay here. That makes your life in Toyohashi more pleasant, enjoyable and fruitful. Also, if you meet any difficulties, don't hesitate to contact our faculty and staff who have enough experiences to support international students.
I would like to conclude my speech with saying again, Congratulation to you and I wish your productive and enjoyable life in Toyohashi.
Thank you for your attention.