Reception for the 2012 UTRIP participants held

From left: Mr.Discekici, Dr.Egawa, Ms.Waring and Ms.Gulnara

A reception for participants of the 2011 UTRIP (University of Tokyo Research Internship Program) program was held at the Sanjyo Meeting Hall of the Hongo Campus on July 18 (Wed) in the evening.
The convivial meeting was attended by about 90 people included 23 UTRIP students, and many UTokyo students, faculty members and administrative staff of the School of Science. Prof. Hiroaki Aihara, Dean of the School of Science, gave an opening speech, and referred to FUTI’s sponsorship of the program. Dr. Egawa, who is in charge of UTokyo’s International Exchange Program as its Executive VP, remarked in her welcome speech, “The UTRIP is a well organized program, and I hope that you enjoy your stay in Tokyo by taking maximum advantage of this opportunity.  I hope you will tell your friends about your experiences when you return home.”  She added a remark as the director of FUTI: “I think you should be proud of being selected by FUTI.”
A representative of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., another sponsor of the UTRIP program, greeted the participants and a letter from FUTI President Kobayashi was read by Ms. Soeda of the UTRIP program.
In the middle of the reception party, all of the 23 UTRIP students were asked to introduce themselves, and among them were three recipients of FUTI awards: Mr. Emre Hiro Discekici (Univ. of Illinois), Ms. Gulnara Fayzulina (Univ. of South Alabama) and Ms. Olivia Waring(Princeton University) who remarked how strongly they were impressed by the Japanese culture and expressed their gratitude towards FUTI.

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