Happy New Year!
Last year, due to the onslaught of COVID-19 infections that began in January, we had to cancel the entrance ceremony and the Ginnan Festival, declare a state of emergency, start remote classes, and restrict extracurricular activities. It has been a year of concerted efforts by faculty and staff to do everything possible to protect the health and safety of the students and to prevent even one student from giving up their studies due to the corona disaster.
There has been a lot of pressure on students and has made your university life unexpected. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your cooperation over such a long time.
We have learned a lot in the past year. Although the situation is changing every moment, let us make the most of this experience and challenge ourselves this year see the silver lining during these hard times. Students, faculty and staff will work together to overcome these difficulties without forgetting to smile.
All of us at the university will make further efforts to ensure that our university will continue to be loved by all of our stakeholders, including students, graduates, and citizens, and that it will continue to be an attractive university full of dreams.
I warmly ask for your continued support.
January 1, 2021
President, Osaka City University