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Autumn Issue (Nov.)

NEWS REPORT

Continuing to lead the fusion of science and engineering

Ceremony and lecture held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Research Institute for Science and Engineering

Institute Director Naruo Kano greets attendees

On August 5th, a ceremony was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Waseda University Research Institute for Science and Engineering. The event featured speeches by Naruo Kano (Director of the Research Institute for Science and Engineering), President Shirai, Senior Dean Shuji Hashimoto (Faculty of Science and Engineering) and Professor Riku Ueda (Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology). Director Kano explained that a major feature of the research institute is how focus is placed on the cultivation and support of young researchers in addition to research activities conducted through public funding and partnerships with industry.

The ceremony was followed by a lecture under the theme of "Future Aspirations for the Universe, Mobility and Urban Environments". The events were attended by more than 300 people and ended as a great success.

The next-generation personal mobility device "Winglet" was also introduced during the lecture.