KUAS Faculty of Engineering Welcomes its First International Class

News Engineering 2021.09.13

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On Wednesday, September 8th at 9:00 AM JST, the Fall 2021 Kyoto University of Advanced Science Entrance Ceremony was held at Sagano Hall in the South Building of the KUAS Kyoto Uzumasa Campus, using a hybrid format that combined online and in person audiences. A total of 48 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students from 21 countries including Brazil, Canada, and the United States, were welcomed to the KUAS Faculty of Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering. Eight students attended the event in-person, and 55 students participated via online stream. This ceremony was the first time that the KUAS Faculty of Engineering, which launched in April of 2020, accepted undergraduate international students.

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At the beginning of the ceremony, President Maeda Masafumi greeted the new students and offered words of encouragement: "Let's work together to make sure that when you graduate from this university, you will be tough, street-smart individuals who can demonstrate your abilities at the center of the international stage." Professor Tabata Osamu, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, also gave some words of encouragement to the new students, wishing the new students a "bon voyage" on their new academic journey.

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After that, Mr. Tokuyama Hayate, a second-year student of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Systems Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, gave a welcome speech and encouraged the new students to overcome their obstacles together. Ms. WIJESUNDERA Prathiksha Kumari Supuni, a new student from Sri Lanka, expressed her delight at being admitted to KUAS, saying that she will, "study with determination and passion" side by side with her new classmates.

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(YURI Makoto, University General Affairs Department)