Award Was Joyous News for 180,000 Graduates
Professor Akasaki, my sincere congratulations to your Nobel Prize in physics.
Professor Akasaki has received countless honors up to now: the 2011 Order of Culture from the Japanese government; an Edison Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); and an Intellectual Property Special Contribution Award from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). In 2014, he won a Japan Academy Prize and an Imperial Prize from the Japan Academy. And now, he has won the long-awaited Nobel Prize. I am overjoyed that Professor Akasaki's outstanding research has won him this honor. It is also a great honor for Meijo University, and it goes without saying that all of our students, graduates, and faculty members are proud of this accomplishment.
Faculty of Science and Technology in Meijo University was founded in 1926 as the Nagoya Science and Technology Course. This 88-year history makes it the oldest private institute for the study of manufacturing in Chubu region. This Nobel Prize for Professor Akasaki is great news for the 180,000 graduates of the university. It is also a milestone in our history, and one that will continue to shine on for many years. I look forward to Professor Akasaki's future exploits, and together with all the students and faculty members of Meijo University I offer my heartfelt congratulations.
October 7, 2014
President, Meijo University
Public Relations and Alumni Affairs Division, Administration Bureau, Meijo University
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