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The request for the cooperation to Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Fund (the purport of fund raising)

The request for the cooperation to Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Fund (the purport of fund raising)

竹内俊郎Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology is the only Japanese marine university established by the incorporation between Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries in October 2003. Predecessors of both universities were established in 1875 and 1888 and it is a university proud of history and traditions which will commemorate the 140 anniversary of the foundation this year.

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology has contributed to the development of Japan through promoting the higher education related to the ocean, aiming at "the formation of a hub for the most globally excellent education and research", sending excellent human resources off to the industrial world and producing many research outcomes on the basis of a new principle that "conducts the basicapplied education and research related to the studies and technology over the ocean to contribute to the continuous development of human society" while inheriting traditions, individualities and characteristics from both universities.

Our university has become Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology as a national university corporation, significantly extended the flexibility of university management and enhanced our characteristics and functions because national universities were incorporated in April 2004. Especially, we will implement the reform and newly create a new faculty which specializes in the field of marine resources and energy in April 2017.

However, the financial conditions have become increasingly severe while we have so far tried to raise competitive funds, etc. actively, reduce the cost and endure with the severe financial conditions because the management expenses grants from the government which can support our university management have gradually decreased year by year under the severe financial conditions.

Under those circumstances, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology cannot rely on only public financial sources such as management expenses grants in order to accomplish the disciple and goal held up by our university, widely return the outcomes of education and research to society with a focus on training of highly specialized professionals including researchers and achieve further development as "the most globally excellent university which will produce the industrial, academic and governmental leaders who can internationally succeed in the marine field". We would like to aim at enhancing and satisfying the financial base with a focus on "Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Fund" for promotion of "education and research activities, etc." and enhancement of "the arrangement for education and research environment" ,etc. in our university in addition to "the assistance to school attendance for students including international students".

Therefore, we are looking forward to receiving your understandings and approval for the purport of establishing the fund and your special support for it.

April 1, 2015
The president of national university corporation, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Toshio Takeuchi

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