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KCGI tops MOT ranking

Ltd., which ranks management of technology (MOT) and master of business administration (MBA) education programs at graduate schools and universities, has released the results of its latest trial evaluation, placing The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) at the top (second overall) in the ranking of MOT programs alone.KCGI is also considered top in the previous evaluation results.

A total of 109 MOT and MBA courses (8 of which belonged to both) were evaluated.The International Institute for Strategic Design evaluated, analyzed, and scored each of the following points: (1) students, (2) faculty, (3) curriculum, (4) infrastructure, (5) open network, (6) performance, and (7) management, based on public information and a questionnaire survey.As a result, KCGI came out on top as the MOT stand-alone program with 62.6 points.

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Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., which is commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as an evaluation organization for MOT education programs at graduate schools and graduate universities, also announced the results of a trial evaluation (conducted with the aim of establishing an accreditation system in the future).KCGI was evaluated as particularly outstanding in the following categories: (1) setting of educational goals, (2) curriculum structure, and (3) support system for students.

In particular, the program was highly praised for its "clear definition of the human resources to be trained, which is 'human resources who combine IT skills with management skills based on web information, which is highly needed in society,'" "unique in that it aims for MOT based on information systems technology, and its education, guidance, and support systems take into consideration the diverse needs of students," and "well-developed information infrastructure, including the construction of a remote lecture system.The overall finding of the program was that "The program and system are highly unique and have a very strong practical orientation.They are also eager to improve their programs.Faculty members are considered to have diverse backgrounds".

In an environment of drastic changes, such as the era of "all-university enrollment" and intensifying competition among universities, the importance of MOT is becoming increasingly recognized, and MOT graduate schools are being established in various regions.Under such circumstances, KCGI, which opened in 2004 as Japan's first IT professional graduate school for training web business professionals, has received high evaluation not only from industry but also from the government.This is another recognition of the attitude and efforts to nurture the human resources demanded by the times.

(KCGI was also introduced on the website of the International Institute of Strategic Design, Inc.