May 1, 2015 is the 52nd anniversary of KCG Group's founding.On this day, a memorial ceremony was held at the main hall of the Kyoto Station Satellite of the Kyoto Institute of Information, where all students and faculty members celebrated, reaffirmed the mission of supporting the IT industry in the future, and pledged to make further progress.
At the ceremony, Professor Shigeru Eiyasu, Vice President of Kyoto College of Graduate Institute of Information (KCGI), began by explaining, "Since its establishment, KCG has always taken steady steps forward with a pioneering spirit.Prof. Ensei Mukai of KCGI continued his lecture on "My path and KCG - from Wabunken to KCGI".When he was in high school, Professor Mukai met Shigeo Hasegawa, the first Director of the Institute, and Yasuko Hasegawa, the current Director, at the Wabunken Seminar, a private school in Wakayama Prefecture, and has been under their tutelage for many years since.We introduced the history of the KCG Group, citing their personalities and words that have impressed us.Students and faculty members listened intently and seemed to appreciate the weight of 52 years of history.
The foundation of the KCG group is the "FORTRAN Research Group", which was established on May 1, 1963 by a group of students from the Department of Astrophysics, Kyoto University.This was a study group aimed at academic researchers at universities for the use of the IBM 7090.The founders of the school, Mr. Shigeo Hasegawa, the first president of the school, and Ms. Yasuko Hasegawa, the current president of the school, quickly discovered the potential of computers and created the school with a great passion and pioneering spirit to train information processing engineers.
Since then, the school has developed into Japan's first full-time school for training computer engineers, Kyoto Computer Gakuin.In April 2004, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Japan's first and only IT graduate school, joined as a group school, and both graduates and graduates contributed to the development of the global IT industry in Japan. doing.