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Industry-university collaboration with Furuno Electric to promote education and research in the field of marine IT

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG Group) and Furuno Denki Co., Ltd. (head office: 9-52 Hagiwaramachi, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, President Yukio Furuno, listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) From Thursday, January 29, 4:00 pm, Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. headquarters will conclude an agreement on industry-academia collaboration.

IT has become the core of various industries, and its diffusion is especially required in the primary industry, which can be said to be the foundation for the development of our country, and research and development are urgently required.In the Marine and Fisheries Division, in addition to the development of fish finders, the introduction of a data collection system for marine resources and the environment with a traceability function using satellites is being explored in order to realize efficient and sustainable fisheries.In addition, there is an urgent need for IT on ships for energy conservation, safe operation, reduction of greenhouse gases, prevention of marine pollution, and use of marine natural energy.

With the signing of this agreement, the two parties will work hand in hand to promote research and development and education in the field of marine science.The agreement includes: o exchange of faculty members, students and researchers; o joint research and study groups; and o exchange of academic information, publications and materials.

In 2005, KCG Group established Japan's first Department of Automotive Control at Kyoto Computer Gakuin, which links automobiles and IT, with the aim of making broader use of IT. Focusing on Japan's world-renowned pop culture, KCG Group has been promoting various initiatives, including the establishment of a content business course at Kyoto Institute of Information Technology, an IT voice acting course at Kyoto Computer Gakuin (established in 2014), and a manga and animation course (newly established in 2015).