Nurturing engineers who learn from society and contribute to society
SIT’s predecessor school was founded by Shiro Arimoto in 1927. Since those early days, SIT has remained committed to a practical approach in educating and nurturing engineers. Its founding philosophy is firmly rooted in this legacy.
Shiro Arimoto advocated “education in which the various aspects of modern culture are incorporated in the curriculum to help students learn the significance of contributing actively to society.” SIT’s practical approach to education has enabled it to nurture engineers with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to support a technology-oriented country. This, together with its ability to produce outstanding engineers possessed of both a strong sense of ethics and comprehensive knowledge, has underpinned SIT’s long-term contribution to progress and development in society at large.
Up to the present day, the education SIT provides based on its founding philosophy has continued to result in competent professionals; its graduates are widely regarded as capable and dependable engineers.
SIT’s Founder, Shiro Arimoto
Shiro Arimoto graduated from the University of Tokyo’s predecessor school in 1923, having worked to support himself through his education. He went on to study economics, reenrolling as an undergraduate in the economics faculty at the same university. Eventually his passion for learning led him to study law, literature, and commerce, in addition to engineering and economics, and he obtained a total of five bachelor’s degrees. At only 30 years of age, while a graduate student, he founded the school that would become SIT.