What is technological science? it is the study of the technological principles that form the bedrock of manufacturing, and using this basis to create new technologies. Master technology, create technology This is Toyohashi University of Technology. Our university opened on October 1st, 1976. The university is located on a hill in the southern part of Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture. We are a national engineering university, undertaking education and research that are aimed at creative and practical technological development. Many of our students are graduates of National Colleges of Technology, and we also actively recruit high school graduates. A distinctive feature of our education is the spiral-up curriculum. Students receive basic and specialized education in technological science, then revisit the subjects again at a more advanced level. Our on-the-job training programs provide students with real-world experience. In addition to Japanese companies, our students also have the option of placements at overseas companies, universities, or research institutions. The on-the-job training program is a compulsory subject for all the senior students of TUT. Each of us actually works a company as a trainee with the employees for about two months. Through working with the employees, we can understand how what we are studying at TUT relate to society. I was impressed by the way even routine matters were handled so thoroughly, such as always having to wear gloves and safety glasses when doing experiments. It was really interesting to see how the experiments I am doing at the lab level could be connected to an actual product. I chose to take my on-the-job training program in Malaysia to get a different perspective about work. For example, Japanese place priority on safety and quality, in addition I learned other aspects such as mass production with law price. On my free days, I visited cafes, famous spots in Malaysia, and I also enjoyed a trip to Kuala Lumpur with my friends. At the graduate school, we offer courses in liberal arts subjects. This fosters flexible thinking and broadens cultural horizons, and instills the high-level practical and creative skills needed to grasp and solve problems. Our university is open to the world. We pursue exchange agreements with universities in Southeast Asia, Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere. We send Japanese students overseas and welcome foreign students, as well as participating in international research collaborations and personnel exchanges. 15% of our student body consists of international students, who come from more than 30 different countries. Our goal is to create a multicultural, global campus where all students actively learn together regardless of gender, nationality, or race. Along with my Malaysian co-researchers, I was conducting experiments to determine how differences in living environment can affect human cognitive abilities. We discussed the findings together, and presented the final results. We needed to communicate with Malaysian children and people living deeper in the jungle, who do not speak English. I’ve never experienced anything like this before. It was exciting and challenging for me. The undergraduate and graduate schools have five academic departments each. In the department of mechanical engineering, we develop human resources who can contribute to future society through manufacturing innovation. In Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, students explore cutting-edge electronics technology aimed at building a more environmentally secure future for the world and its people. In Computer Science and Engineering, we start with the basic theories of information technology and explore advanced technological science such as AI, cognitive neuroscience, IT media, and robotics. In Applied Chemistry and Life Science, we use chemistry and biology to explore the future of humanity and the planet from multiple perspectives. In Architecture and Civil Engineering, we train engineers to build safe, secure urban spaces and living environments, and lay the foundations for a richer future society in terms of quality of life. Approximately 80% of our undergraduates go on to join our graduate school’s Master’s Program, and then seek employment after acquiring their master’s degree. Those students who continue on to a Doctoral Program are either hired as company R&D engineers or become academic researchers. We promote innovative, cutting-edge research in industry and society. In particular, our “LSI Factory”, where semiconductors can be designed, manufactured, and tested, is a top world-class facility. Here, not only do we develop semiconductors and sensors by applying new principles, but we also advance research on intelligent biochips that fuse medical bioscience and semiconductor technologies. Other distinctive areas of research include exploring human-robot communications through interaction with “weak robots”. Also, smart agriculture research that applies sensing and ICT technologies to the farming industry. Our students participate in research collaborations with companies, where the results of their applied research may appear in actual products and services. The spacious grounds of our hilltop campus include lecture halls, research facilities, dormitories, and more. At the library, students can discuss their research, or just enjoy a chat. Our student services facility boasts a cafeteria, shop, and book store. It also includes a student exchange hall, which can be used for events and informal social gatherings. Our student dormitories provide housing for students in individual rooms. Student accommodation consists of Dormitories A to F and the TUT Global House, which has common living spaces in a shared-house style accommodation. TUT Global House has single rooms, which means that you can have your private space, but there are also common spaces, so it doesn’t get lonely. Aside from being where we live day to day, various different events are also held here. I enjoy participating in these events, hanging out with the people there, cooking, chatting and having discussions. and talking about the day’s activities. After I graduate, I would like to do further research on methods of constructing environmentally friendly buildings. The good thing about the TUT Global House is its neat and clean facilities. Given the international mix of students we have here, I think we should all make the most of this opportunity to create a lively, buzzing hub of communication. The campus hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The student-sponsored Gikadai-sai festival features campus club exhibits, live music, and refreshment stands. The TUT EXPO offers the chance to experience the world with traditional dance and other performances from the home countries of our foreign students. Open Campus gives local residents, technical school students and high school students the chance to learn about our research and student life. Our university is home to over 45 clubs, including sports, cultural, and student government groups. Our Wind Orchestra lends color and excitement to our entrance and graduation ceremonies. The TUT ROBOCON Club competes in the NHK Gakusei Robocon. UT FORMULA, an automobile research club, designs, builds, and drives cars in the Formula SAE Japan competition. You will be sure to find a club or activity that matches your interests. Whenever I perform in front of local people and hear the warmth of their applause, I’m glad our daily practicing has paid off. At university, you can’t always create and maintain relationships with others through classes alone. Participating in extracurricular activities helps you to make friends in the same department and learn things from senior students. I think clubs here offer a lot of great opportunities. We also have many exchanges with other universities in the Tokai region, and I really enjoy developing relationships with people from other universities. One particular thing about this university is that many of the students are transfers from KOSEN, the National College of Technology. Members who were rivals in KOSEN’s Robocon now work together to build a single robot. I think this makes for a really interesting environment. When I entered Robocon as a KOSEN student, but in the end the other team won, which was disappointing. But my rivals then are now on the same team as me. We provide full job placement support. Large-scale job fairs on the campus help you find the right company for your career goals. We boast a high placement rate not just in world-leading manufacturing companies, but also in construction, electronic devices, information and communications, medical biotech, and other fields. I’ve been working on architectural design under my senior, and recently I’ve been given sole responsibility for a small office of about 400 square meters. I’ve been sharing my designs with other partner companies and related departments. This is the starting point for me as an architect, so it’s a good time for me to sharpen my rapid decision-making skills. At TUT we place particular focus on research in technological science and the development of a global campus. Technological science refers to technologies and science that are useful to society. I believe that pursuing these aims in collaboration with business enterprises helps promote greater returns to society. The globalization of this school continues to advance, with Japanese students going overseas for on-the-job training and experience, while the number of international students coming here is also clearly increasing. to get to know the world better, whether through overseas activities or thanks to the large body of international students on campus, and take the opportunity to participate in all the activities that are indispensable for a rich student life. I hope to further extend the developments this university has seen over the past several years. Learn skills and technologies that can be applied around the world, work toward your goals alongside your friends. Find your dream, and make that dream happen. Skills, technology, friends, and dreams. This is Toyohashi University of Technology.