May 1, 2015 is the 52nd anniversary of the KCG Group.On this day, a commemorative ceremony was held at the Kyoto University of Information and Sciences Kyoto Hall in front of the satellite, and all students and faculty members celebrated and confirmed their mission to support the IT industry in the future.
At the ceremony, Professor Shigeru Eibo, Vice President of Kyoto University of Information Sciences (KCGI), explained, “KCG has always taken a solid step with a pioneering spirit since its establishment.”Next, Prof. Yayoi Mukai of KCGI gave a lecture entitled “My path and KCG: From Wakbunken to KCGI”.Prof. Mukai met with Prof. Shigeo Hasegawa and Prof. Atsuko Hasegawa in the high school days at a private school “Wabunken Seminar” in Wakayama Prefecture, and has been receiving guidance for many years.Introducing the history that the KCG Group has been walking through, mentioning two people and impressed words.Students and faculty members listened enthusiastically and seemed to chew the weight of 52 years of history.
The KCG Group is based on the “FORTRAN Study Group” established on May 1, 1963 by a group from the Graduate School of Astrophysics in Kyoto University (Astrophysics Department).This was a study group aimed at the use of IBM 7090 for academic researchers at universities.The founder, Shigeo Hasegawa, the first president of the school, and Atsuko Hasegawa, the first information education in Japan, created with the great passion and pioneering spirit of finding out the potential of computers and developing information processing engineers. It was an institution.
Since then, it has developed to date as the first full-time school in Japan for training computer engineers, “Kyoto Computer Gakuin”, and more than 40,000 graduates have stood from the school in 52 years.In April 2004, Kyoto Information Graduate University, 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.