The origin of the present Shibaura Institute of Technology was the Tokyo Higher School of Industry and Commerce established by Dr. Shiro Arimoto in 1927 at Omori, Tokyo (later relocated to Nishi-Shibaura, Shiba-ku). Later in 1949, the Shibaura Institute of Technology was established as part of the educational reform. The SIT went through many changes in establishing schools, changes that carved its long history. Currently, we have the University (3 colleges with 17 departments), the Graduate School of Engineering (Master’s program and Doctor’s program) and the Specialized Graduate School, as well as the affiliate Junior and Senior High Schools in Tokyo and Chiba, with a combined total of over 10,000 students studying at these institutions.
Dr. Arimoto’s philosophy for the foundation of the school was “the development of engineers with practical skills and knowledge who are dedicated to engineering to be the country’s driving force based on manufacturing and technologies” and “the nurturing of exceptionally talented individuals with high ethical values and principles, who are independent as well as simple and diligent”.
It was the SIT’s practical education with a goal to “develop engineers who learn from various aspects of the modern society and contribute to the welfare of human beings and society” which supported the achievement of these goals. The entire staff at the SIT has made continuous and consistent efforts to develop talented individuals.
As a result of this, SIT graduates are highly regarded as reliable and capable engineers, making significant contributions to the advancement of technologies and manufacturing industries in our country. SIT has a history of over 80 years since its establishment, but there is no future unless it proves its value as a university that is desirable for society.
We shall review the reasons why the SIT has become a highly regarded and reputable institution and how it is evaluated by present-day society where the globalization and the technological advancement in many areas are in progress, and we embrace new challenges to improve SIT’s overall strength by raising the quality of our education.
We will continue to strive to improve the SIT so that it will be regarded as “THE university to study engineering” or “THE university for companies to hire graduates from” and to make it outshine so that others can recommend us with confidence.
Please look forward to the bright future of the SIT and we thank you in advance for your continued support and guidance.
the Chairman of the Board of Directors
Shibaura Institute of Technology