Message from the President

Kazuya Masu Kazuya Masu

Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL) was launched on April 1, 2018 and aims to offer a world-leading graduate program that develops individuals into a global driving force, responding to the needs and expectations of the industrial, academic, and governmental sectors of society. ToTAL will serve as a platform for creating new knowledge, ushering in a new era of innovation in science and technology. The ToTAL program enables a seamless transition from the master’s to the doctoral degree program, equipping students with the character and leadership skills required of doctorates who excel in all areas of society.
Looking ahead, you can expect great things from ToTAL. We are confident that the academy will become a trailblazer in the fields of science and technology, symbolizing Tokyo Tech’s pioneering nature.

Seeds of Leadership Nurtured at ToTAL

We believe that leadership is not only about one’s position, but it is also a mindset that one should have in order to engage proactively in society. There is no correct definition of leadership because the appropriate style will vary depending on the context. ToTAL’s education is an endeavor to nurture the following three “Seeds of Leadership” in our students, which we believe will flourish after graduation and become a continuous source of support in helping them exert leadership in each of their own fields.

  1. Gain awareness of yourself in history and the world, and discover motivation from within yourself
  2. Accept differences between yourself and others, develop mutual respect, and work together to build a better society
  3. Enjoy the creativity in unexpected outcomes by cultivating a spirit of curiosity and sustained endeavor