It is our great pleasure to welcome AOTULE members to the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) for the 14th AOTULE CONFERENCE, which will be held on 25-27 November, 2019. We are proud to be hosting this conference at the birthplace of AOTULE.
The year 2019 is a very important milestone for AOTULE. In 2007, the Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering (AOTULE) was formed, and in that same year, Tokyo Tech hosted its 1st annual Deans’ Meeting. In the years since, the AOTULE Conference has been held every year at a different AOTULE member-university, and we have had a very wonderful experience attending them. None of us could have ever imagined in 2007 that AOTULE would grow and become a vibrant league for exchanging information across engineering disciplines, laying the foundation for institutional programs and facilitating student exchanges. At the 2019 conference, we will reflect on the evolution of AOTULE over the previous dozen years and will also set forth some new goals for AOTULE going forward.
We look forward to exchanging ideas with all member-universities and enhancing the foundation of AOTULE for the future. At the same time, November is the most beautiful time of year to visit Japan due to the colorful autumn leaves. We wish you safe travels and a pleasant stay in and around Tokyo.
Dean,School of Engineering
Dean,School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Dean,School of Environment and Society