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Message from the President

We support students to freely grow their flexible intelligence through elaborated education and guidance.

President Takaya Ohashi
Takaya Ohashi

 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) is the only university operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. An important mission of this University is to promote basic as well as applied research in a wide range of fields and to advance human knowledge while preserving close ties to the city of Tokyo and its residents. At this University, we want to help young people learn and experience various things and appreciate the joy of discovering something new. 

 In 2020, the COVID-19 global pandemic struck mankind, greatly affecting our lives and social systems. The pandemic hurted both the mental and physical health of many people. Recovery, including the mental condition, from the situation where people are not allowed to interact intimately with each other may take some time. On the other hand, the humanity is essentially founded on our activity of learning and studying. Therefore, we may regard that the human wisdom is being tested by how we are able to overcome difficult times like this. We will strongly push forward with our studies and research more than ever to advance our wisdom.

 Based on our experiences with online classes, we identify advantages of and issues with face-to-face classes and start “new face-to-face classes” with the aim of providing a better education.  TMU is a comprehensive university covering a wide range of research fields, but, at the same time, distance between students and with faculty and staff members is close because it is a medium-sized university.  Taking advantage of these characteristics, I believe that we can provide elaborated education that will help develop the flexible intelligence of our students.

 We will accelerate enhancing our research capabilities and promoting our international ties under the university vision whose key phrase is “Exploring the future of the world through the power of scholarship in Tokyo.”  Students are at the heart of this effort.  In a place like Tokyo, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter cutting-edge research and the people from around the world who are advancing it.  Please build up your competence through these opportunities and leap into the world yourself.  We will do our utmost to support you in your endeavor.

Takaya Ohashi

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