Skip to main content

The first president: Hiroshi HAGIWARA (deceased)

Hiroshi Hagiwara


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
  • Former President, Information Processing Society of Japan; Former Member, Science Council of Japan; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University; The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon


Aiming to nurture creative human talents who promote change

Computers were originally created to perform numerical calculations at high speed. Over time, they have become widely used for information processing. Various information systems have been constructed, and the so-called information society has developed. Furthermore, these technologies have been combined with communication technologies to enable communication between computers, and have evolved into computer networks, which have finally developed into the current worldwide Internet.

The development of information systems using computers has been applied to all aspects of society, and the development and application of advanced and complex information technologies are currently in progress in various fields.

When we trace the progress of information technology, we can see that until now, there have been many cases in which the results of the development of new technologies have been used for applications, but gradually the demand from the application side is moving toward promoting research and development of new technologies. In other words, basic technologies and applications stimulate each other to achieve new developments.

When we look at business management as one of the applied fields, the development of information technology demands innovative changes in business methods. In other words, regardless of the size of the enterprise, it is inevitable to move from traditional management practices to new forms of business. Various information technologies have been developed along with the development of the Internet. New web-based businesses are being developed in response to these new technologies. Today, it is becoming impossible to conduct efficient and rational corporate management without these new technologies and business modalities.

In order to actualize such a change in business management, superior human resources are required. As the desirable human resource who is capable of responding to such reforms, one must have a sufficient understanding of corporate management, knowledge of the latest information technology, have the ability to foresee and utilize the development of future technologies, and develop new technologies that meet the demands of applications.

From the perspective of developing such human resources, is the current education system in Japan adequate? Unfortunately, it is inevitable to state that conventional university education is not sufficient. Many existing universities have adopted the traditional academic attitude, placing importance on basic research, and focusing on research education limited to narrow fields of expertise. Of course, they have achieved excellent results in that area, but it can be said that education to cultivate flexible and flexible abilities for practical applications was not always sufficient.

In particular, in fields such as information technology where progress is being made day by day and where epoch-making new technologies and new methods are being developed, human resource development methods that respond to practical applications must be adopted.

Under such circumstances, the professional graduate school system was implemented in 2003. In accordance with this system, we immediately planned the establishment of a new graduate school for human resource development as mentioned above. Thanks to the understanding and cooperation from various fields, we opened the first professional graduate school specializing in applied information technology in Japan - The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics.

At KCGI, we have organized practical courses that specialize in distinctive web business technologies that were unthinkable in conventional universities and graduate schools. As teachers in charge of these courses, we invited people working in corporations with a wealth of practical experience to join our faculty.

Of course, as a college, we also emphasize the importance of basic and theoretical studies that foster the ability to think and create, which will be the source of future development. Those subjects are taught by people with excellent academic research achievements and extensive educational experience.

We accept new students regardless of their age or career, regardless of which school they graduated from or what subject they majored in, regardless of whether they are students from a wide range of fields in science or liberal arts, or working adults who are already active in society. These diverse students not only gather in one place to take classes, but also engage in friendly rivalry with each other to acquire knowledge and skills that cannot be obtained elsewhere.

Based on the above concepts, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics aims to develop human resources who have the practical skills required by today's information society, as well as the creativity to develop systems for new applications.

We look forward to the enrolment of students who are aspiring to play a central role in society in the 21st century.

Business Performance

Academic Paper

  • "Delay Time Fluctuation in Correlation Function Measurements and Detection of Periodic Signals in Noise", NHK Engineering Research, 1956
  • "Reliability of the equipment", Electric Review, 1958
  • "Microprogramming and fixed storage", Information Processing, 1964
  • "Evaluation of Computer Systems", Information Processing, 1972
  • "development of microprogramming", Information Processing, 1973
  • "About Firmware", Information Processing, 1974

*In addition, 56 academic papers


  • "Computer Theory 1", Asakura Shoten, 1969
  • "Computer Theory 2", Asakura Shoten, 1971
  • "Computer Theory 3", Asakura Shoten, 1971
  • "Computer - Hardware Basics", Aum Inc., 1973
  • "Computer - Software Fundamentals" (Chapter 1 Introduction) by Hiroshi Hagiwara, Makoto Nagao, Satoshi Hoshino, Kazutomo Kitagawa, Omsha, 1976
  • "foundation of modern programming languages" by Hiroshi HAGIWARA, Masataka ARIYAMA, and Shosuke KUROZUMI, Omsha, 1983
  • "basics of modern systems programs" co-edited by Masataka ARIYAMA and HAGIWARA, Aum Inc., 1984
  • Accumu | Kyoto Computer Gakuin Alumni Association bulletin