Professor Aiji Tanaka elected as 17th President of Waseda University

On June 28, the final round of the presidential election was held and Professor Aiji Tanaka from the Faculty of Political Science and Economics has been elected as the next president of Waseda University. The current term of President Kamata will end on November 4 later this year and Professor Tanaka will assume the position of the University’s president on November 5 through November 4, 2022.

The following are the presidential election results on June 28.

Total votes counted: 3591

Professor Aiji Tanaka (Faculty of Political Science and Economics): 1899 votes

Professor Yoichi Shimada (Faculty of Law): 1692 votes

About Professor Aiji Tanaka, Faculty of Political Science and Economics

Born in 1951 in Tokyo, Professor Tanaka graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University in 1975. After which, he went on to further his studies in the U.S and obtained a PhD from the Ohio State University in 1985. Before teaching at Waseda University, he has also taught at other Japanese universities such as Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin and Aoyama Gakuin University. Since 2006, he has been the dean for the Academic Affairs Division and is now the associate director of the Global Education Center at Waseda University. In addition, he has also held various positions outside the University such as the chairman for the International Political Science Association .

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