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Industry-academia collaboration with Furuno Electric to promote marine IT field education and research

Kyoto Information Graduate University, 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, but the primary industry, which can be said to be the foundation for the development of our country, is particularly required to spread and R & D is urgently needed.In the marine and fisheries sector, in addition to developing fish detectors, in order to achieve efficient and sustainable fisheries, the introduction of data collection systems for marine resources and the environment with traceability functions using artificial satellites is being sought.In addition, there is an urgent need to use IT on ships for energy conservation, safe navigation, greenhouse gas reduction, marine pollution prevention, and marine natural energy utilization.

With this signing, both parties will join hands in promoting research and development and education in the marine field.The agreement includes: ▽ Exchange of faculty / students and researchers ▽ Implementation of joint research and research meetings ▽ Exchange of academic information, publications and materials-

The KCG group started with the first in Japan in 2005 at Kyoto Computer Gakuin, an automotive control department that linked automobiles and IT for widespread use of IT. A variety of initiatives are underway, including a content business course at the Graduate School of Information Science, an IT voice actor course (opened in 2014), and a manga / anime course (newly established in 2015) at Kyoto Computer Gakuin.