Press Release

Joichi Ito elected as the next (14th) president of the Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT)

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Official Press Release (in Japanese)

Chiba Institute of Technology held a board meeting on May 30, 2023, and announced that Joichi Ito, Councilor of Chiba Institute of Technology and Director of the Innovation Center, was elected as the 14th president. increase.

The term of office will be four years from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2027.

Biography of Joichi Ito

As a digital architect, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, author, and academic, he works primarily on social and technological transformation.

From 2011 to 2019, he served as director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. He has served on the boards of the New York Times, Sony, the Mozilla Foundation, OSI, ICANN, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), among others, as well as CEO of the non-profit Creative Commons. He is the co-founder and Chief Architect of Digital Garage, a member of the Digital Agency's "Digital Society Concept Conference" and "web3 Study Group", and chairman of the Keizai Doyukai's "Corporate DX Promotion Committee".

In November 2021, he was appointed Director of the Transformation Center of the university. In January 2022, he became a councilor of the university and continues to this day.

Aspirations as President

In assuming the position of President of Chiba Institute of Technology, I will respect the "founding spirit" of Chiba Institute of Technology. I would like to go there. One of the major problems facing Japan today is the lack of human resources with technical skills and the lack of engineers involved in decision-making and policy-making. We will contribute to this important issue and to further improving the social status of engineers.