Message from the Chairperson, Board of Trustees

Message from the Chairperson, Board of Trustees

Yasutaro Kato Chairperson, Board of Trustees Tokyo Denki University

TDU was established in 1907 as a vocational school for young engineers, Denki School, pursuing the ideal of industrial education, and marks its 110th anniversary in 2017. TDU has been underpinning Japan’s modernization for more than a century, and has been steadily building up its history and tradition with Japan’s science and technology development. TDU has evolved into an educational and research institution operating in the field of science and technology. We incorporate 5 graduate schools, 6 undergraduate schools, a research facility, a junior and a senior high school, and a university press. We embrace a total student population of 11,300 and have sent over 210,000 talented graduates out into all walks of life.
Our founders, Seiichi Hirota and Shinkichi Ogimoto, held as the founding spirit of the University the desire to “promote and disseminate industrial education in Japan and strive to become a headquarters for science of the future through education that emphasizes practical study.” This spirit still burns as the foundation for building not only TDU, but also Japan, which aims to transform itself into a science – and technology-intensive nation.
Our mission is to lead world society by educating people under our founding spirit, creating academic value, and contributing widely to the global community. We consider this to be the role of a university that is the focal point for building and passing down intelligence, wisdom, and knowledge to future generations.
TDU has always contributed to the development of communities, while holding high our founding ideals of fostering the growth of scientists and engineers truly useful to society. We are, however, not content to rest on our laurels. As we continue for another one hundred years, we shall create “our own new educational and research base,” work harder toward fostering the growth of engineers filled with vitality, and further fulfill our responsibility to contribute to society around the world.
The first president of TDU, Yasujiro Niwa, believed that, “In the Technology Breathes its Creator.” We will continue our educational principles that strive to create graduates possessing a proper sense of ethics, reflecting this motto as our guiding light, cherishing and carrying on the 110-year-old founding spirit of our institution that we inherited. We shall fulfill our mission to help turn Japan into a science – and technology-intensive country, and forge ahead with unwavering integrity. By accomplishing this mission, we will contribute to the global community.

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