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The 2012 Entrance Ceremony Held


The 2012 Entrance Ceremony was held at Osaka Jo Hall on Tuesday, April 3rd. Despite unclement weather, 3,529 undergraduate students and 2,983 graduate students enrolled in Osaka University, filling Osaka Jo Hall with freshmen and their families.

FUJIBAYASHI Akihiro of School of Engineering and ASANO Motoki of Graduate School of Engineering Science took the oath on behalf of the many new students.

President HIRANO Toshio delivered the address of welcome. He entreated them to "Overcome obstacles in your life without losing the excitement of today and make your dream come true." Following the president's speech, the deans of the various schools and graduate schools were introduced. Their introduction was followed by a celebration in which the university's mixed chorus sang the Osaka University Student Song and the male choir sang Stunz's Frie Kunst.

These performances were followed by an orientation, and then university cheer-leading groups gave a round of cheers for the new students.

Download and view the President's speech (English translation)

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