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Dean's speech at the matriculation ceremony (Graduate School of Science) (2014.4. 3)

Congratulations on entering the Graduate School of Science!

We welcome you!

  First, let me briefly explain about the Graduate School of Science which you have just been admitted.  It is an educational organization.   The Graduate School of Science has four departments: Department of Mathematics, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Cosmo-sciences, and Department of Natural History Sciences. Since its inception in 1953, the Graduate School of Science has been preparing graduate students for distinguished careers as researchers, teachers and experts. One of our most prominent alumni is Professor Akira Suzuki, who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010. Many faculty members teaching for the Graduate School of Science belong to the Faculty of Science, which is a research organization of Hokkaido University. However, other professors belong to the Research Institute for Electronic Science, Institute of Low Temperature Science, and other leading research institutes. Active top-notch researchers in your field lead education at the Graduate School of Science.  

 On the other hands, I have to emphasize that it is also important that we should keep our eyes wide open to other areas neighboring our specialties.  In our Graduate School, those of you who are in master courses are required to take course from Rigakuin Kyoutsuu Kamoku (Graduate School of Science common courses) to study neighboring fields.  I hope that you will keep being interested in neighboring areas as well as your own specialties throughout your life.

  Lastly I sincerely hope that you will learn the wisdom and knowledge in the Graduate School of Science which will help you achieve your goals in the future. We will do our best to provide the education for this purpose.  Let us work together! Thank you for your attention!