Entrance Ceremony for the 2022 Academic Year Held
Congratulations to all new students on your enrollment.
After a difficult high school life and preparation for challenging entrance examinations under the Corona Disaster, they have started their new lives as students of the University of Hyogo.
On April 5, the Entrance Ceremony for the 2022 Academic Year was held at the Kokusai Hall of Kobe International House.
To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, only new students were allowed to attend the ceremony.
This year, 1,294 undergraduate students and 490 graduate students, a total of 1,784 students, enrolled.
In his ceremonial address, President Isao Ohta first paid tribute to the new students who entered the university after spending more than two years in high school under various restrictions amidst the repeated onslaught of new coronavirus infections. “The University advocates a student-first approach and is developing diverse, distinctive, advanced education and research. I hope that all the new students will lead a bright, happy, and active student life at the university while thinking about their future and that your youth will shine even brighter.
President Ohta delivers his ceremonial address.
Congratulatory speeches were given by the Chancellor of the University, Makoto Iokibe, Governor Motohiko Saito of Hyogo Prefecture, and guests of honour.
The pledge was administered by the new student representatives, Ms Rahman Ahsona of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Ms Miho Tagawa of the School of Economics and Management, who said, "We, as students of the University of Hyogo, pledge to abide by the university's rules and regulations, to be educated in a manner befitting a member of society, and to strive to master academic studies.
The new students expressed their goals for university life, such as "I want to be able to create something new that does not exist today," and their gratitude to their parents and teachers for their support.
Classes have been held both face-to-face and online at the 10 campuses spread throughout Hyogo Prefecture since April 7, while taking measures against the new coronavirus infection.
Enjoy your college life with your dreams and goals for the future!