Zenkyo Multipurpose Hall has been renamed the "IBIDEN Innovation Hub"

Gifu University has bestowed the new nickname "IBIDEN Innovation Hub" upon the multipurpose hall in the Zenkyo (general education) building. This name was chosen in accordance with the naming rights business contract established with IBIDEN CO., LTD.

Gifu University utilizes the naming rights system1 to enhance the quality of education and research by leveraging the funds generated through this system. The name 'IBIDEN Innovation Hub' will be in use from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2029.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, the naming ceremony took place, attended by President & CEO, AOKI Takeshi and Director & Senior Executive Officer, Mr. KAWASHIMA Koji from IBIDEN. Representing Gifu University, President YOSHIDA Kazuhiro and Vice President SUGIYAMA Makoto were also present.

President Yoshida conveyed his appreciation to President Aoki through the following message: "Gifu University has received strong support from IBIDEN on numerous occasions. Specifically, female students in junior and senior school were afforded the opportunity to visit the company and engage with IBIDEN employees. This interaction was made possible through the 'Gifu Women Scientists' Support Project,' which has been in progress since GU's selection for the program in 2023. The initiative aims to encourage female students to pursue science courses, as facilitated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The hall is familiar to GU students, who attend classes or participate in job-seeking events or seminars here. I am deeply appreciative of the new name, and I firmly believe that GU students will embark on their global journey from this new academic hub."

President Aoki expressed, "This year marks the 111th anniversary since the founding of IBIDEN, and over 170 workers are graduates of Gifu University. I hope that many GU students will visit the 'IBIDEN Innovation Hub' for study and interaction, igniting innovative ideas."

We will continue to improve our academic environments by utilizing the funds generated through naming rights business contracts.

1) the right to name a facility or event, allowing an entity (often a corporation) to attach its name to a building, stadium, or public space. By acquiring naming rights, corporations can contribute to the community, enhance their image, and gain advertising exposure. On the other hand, facilities benefit from financial assistance from these corporations.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony
(from left) Vice President Sugiyama, President Yoshida, President Aoki and Mr. Kawashima
(from left) President Yoshida, President Aoki
Exterior of Zenkyo building
IBIDEN Innovation Hub
IBIDEN Innovation Hub


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