The Kyoto University of Information Science (KCGI) Degree Ceremony and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) Graduation Ceremony in the first half of 2014 were held on September 17 (Wednesday) at the Kyoto University of Information Sciences Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Hall.The representatives of the graduates and alumni made a powerful pledge: "With the tradition and pride of our alma mater in mind, I would like to play an active role by utilizing my specialized skills while reaffirming the role that ICT (Information and Communication Technology) should play in society.
Mr. Toshihide Ibaraki, President of KCGI, conferred the degree of "Master of Information Technology (Professional)" to the graduates, and the principals of Rakuhoku, Kamogawa and Kyoto Ekimae schools conferred the diplomas to each KCG graduate.After the ceremony, certificates of commendation and commemorative gifts were presented to the KCGI graduates who were selected as the Grand Prize and Excellence Award winners for their outstanding academic and research achievements.
In his ceremonial address, Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of KCG Group, pointed out that the social situation that awaits graduates and alumni is very severe due to economic turmoil, conflicts in various parts of the world and territorial issues in Japan.He also mentioned "Cool Japan," which has recently been highly evaluated around the world, and the fact that KCG will begin operations this year as a registry operator for the geographic name top-level domain ".kyoto.
President Ibaraki cited "globalization" and its opposite, "localization," as key words in modern society, and said, "In a life improved by ICT, globalization and localization, which protects our culture, are not adversaries.We believe that the collaboration between the two will create a society that is richer both materially and spiritually.I hope that you will actively challenge the new possibilities of the ICT society.
Then, on behalf of the graduating students, Ms. Li Qian of KCGI's Graduate School of Applied Information Technology, majoring in Web Business Technology, said, "Since we entered the university, we have had many experiences and made many friends, which cannot be described in a few words, such as the joy of learning and the anxiety of learning in a different culture as international students.I would like to make use of the high level of specialized skills I have learned at this university, while striving for self-improvement and aiming to become a specialist in each field of ICT," he said in his powerful graduation address.At the end, all the attendees sang "Hotaru no Hikari" together.After the ceremony, a celebration party was held at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto with the KCGI graduates.
Congratulations to our graduates and alumni!We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.