Message from Director General
As they undertake their studies, students need to keep in their sights the possibility that the occupation in which they ultimately find employment may not yet exist.
In recent years, society’s expectations of entrepreneurship education have been increasing more and more. The external environment surrounding our daily lives changes dynamically, making it difficult to predict the future. Under these circumstances, there is strong demand for individuals and organizations to be able to redefine their own activity goals and domains, thinking and taking action without being imprisoned by past experience. As they undertake their studies, students need to keep in their sights the possibility that the occupation in which they ultimately find employment may not yet exist. Known as the “Father of the personal computer” Alan Kay once said, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” As this statement signifies, in the society of the future, it will become increasingly necessary for individuals to have the ability to proactively mold and create their own work, and indeed their own life, for themselves.
Entrepreneurship education provides plentiful opportunities for learning about “ways to create the future”—value creation methods, including discovering opportunities and trial and error by working in groups. In addition to offering more than 30 subjects every year to students in all Kyushu University schools, QREC has also developed a diverse range of programs to support students’ autonomous activities, referred to as “SIP” (Student Initiative Program). In future, we will further strengthen our collaboration with both internal and external organizations, utilizing the research achievements in the field of science and technology that Kyushu University has in abundance as we pour effort into preparing the fertile ground for launching start-ups that generate innovation. It is my hope that you will continue to have a high interest in QREC activities, and that together we can travel the exciting path of “creating the future”.
Director General, Robert T.Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University