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HU holds 2021 Entrance Ceremony

HU held its 2021 Entrance Ceremony on Saturday, April 3, 2021 — welcoming a total of 3,869 new students.

To halt the spread of COVID-19, the ceremony was divided into two sessions: one in the morning for undergraduate and advanced course students (venue: Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park), and the other in the afternoon for graduate students (venue: Satake Memorial Hall, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus). Only newly-enrolled students participated in the ceremony. The event was live-streamed on YouTube.

In his speech, HU President Ochi remarked, "University admission itself is not the end goal; rather, it is just the starting line. You are living in an era where ‘what you have learned’ is more important than the university’s own brand. As you are at the starting point, I would like you to think about what you are going to study at HU."

"In terms of education and research, in 2014 HU was selected as one of 13 universities for the ‘Top Global University Project’ (top type), and in 2018, it was selected as one of 13 universities for the ‘WISE (Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education) Program’. HU is the only university in Chugoku and Shikoku that has been selected for these projects. As you can see, HU is highly valued as one of the leading comprehensive research universities in Japan. So, I would like you to be very proud of being able to study at this university."

This year, a total of 3,869 students — including 2,481 undergraduate and advanced course students and 1,388 graduate students, started their university life.

●President's full Ceremonial Speech (English)

New students waiting at the venue (Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park)

New students participating of the ceremony

Performance by HU's Symphony Orchestra

Commemorative photographs in front of the venue

Inside the Satake Memorial Hall

President's Ceremonial Speech

Commemorative photographs in front of the venue

Many international students attended the ceremony

Entrance Ceremony Highlights (HU's Official Facebook account)
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