Commemorative Ceremony Held to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of University of Tsukuba - The 151st+50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba -
On September 30, the commemorative ceremony was held at the Tsukuba International Congress Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Tsukuba. Since it has been 151 years since the inception of the University of Tsukuba's predecessor school (Normal School), a series of anniversary events are called "The 151st+50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba" commemoration. The events will be held on October 1 at the Tsukuba Campus.
At the commemorative ceremony (from 1:00 pm), attended by guests from various fields, President NAGATA Kyosuke delivered the following remarks in his ceremonial address:
"As the standard bearer of university reform, the university hopes to be a driving force in rebuilding a society that has become fixed in place." "As we approach the milestone of our 50th anniversary, we will carry on and further develop our founding principles, and for the next 50 years, we will tirelessly develop leading research and education ahead of other universities, aiming to transform society with the fruits of our efforts."
The guests of honor included Mr. YASUE Nobuo, a parliamentary official on behalf of the Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Dr. Yassine Lakhnech, President of Université Grenoble Alpes in France. In addition, a video message was shown from former President ESAKI Leo on the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1973). Also in attendance was Tsukuba City Mayor Mr. IGARASHI Tatsuo, a graduate of the university and a local resident of Tsukuba City.
The ceremony was presided over by two graduates, Mr. TAKETA Shinichi (who graduated from the College of Social Sciences in 1990) and Ms. AOYAMA Yuko (who graduated from the School of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences in 1995), and opened with a performance of "Hitachino-no" by the University of Tsukuba Orchestra and Mixed Chorus. Associate Professor OCHIAI Yoichi also performed media art.