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Signed a cooperation agreement with Nihon Unisys and opened "Future Environment Lab".

KCGI President Wataru Hasegawa (left) and Akihiro Haneda, General Manager of Nihon Unisys Research Institute, shake hands after signing an agreement on academic and research cooperation and industry-academia collaboration at KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite on February 15, 2017.
KCGI President Wataru Hasegawa (left) and Akihiro Haneda, General Manager of Nihon Unisys Research Institute, shake hands after signing an agreement on academic and research cooperation and industry-academia collaboration at KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite on February 15, 2017.

Kyoto Information Gakuen The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI), a university corporation, was established on February 15, 2017 (Japan), a leading IT service company, in an effort to develop IT (information technology) human resources who will lead the next generation through collaboration between industry and academia. We have signed an agreement on academic-research collaboration and industry-academia collaboration with the Research Institute of Advanced Technology (Director, Akihiro Haneda, listed at the headquarters in Koto-ku, Tokyo, President Akira Hiraoka, listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange).The two parties will jointly establish a "Future Environment Lab" on campus, where students, who will lead the IT industry in the future, will use their flexible ideas and creativity to engage in a variety of research and academic collaborations with researchers from IT companies.On the same day, Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), a group school, also signed an agreement with the company and the institute.

The signing ceremony was held at KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite (10-5, Nishi-Kujo Teranomae-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto). Mr. Haneda, director of Nihon Unisys Research Institute, said, "The need for innovation is increasing across industries and business categories, but there are limits to what a single company can do.We were the first company to bring computers to Japan.I look forward to working hand in hand with the first school in Japan to provide computer education, and to new activities such as IT human resource development," said Wataru Hasegawa, KCGI President.Most of the industry-academia partnerships seen in other countries have been more conventional, with schools simply accepting researchers from companies, but we hope that this partnership will provide an opportunity for creativity, as in the U.S.," he said.The agreements were signed, exchanged and shook hands.The agreement includes the following as cooperative projects: o Exchange of faculty members and students and researchers o Conducting joint research and study groups o Exchange of academic information, publications and materials o Other activities based on the agreement between the two parties.

In the "Future Environment Lab" opened on this day, researchers from Nihon Unisys will be stationed there on a regular basis to plan and implement special lectures and joint projects with students, and continue exchanges.We plan to eventually expand the circle of activities to the entire region and promote activities that will lead to the further development of IT and the revitalization of the region.

KCG was the first in Japan to introduce the UNIVAC 1100 TSS system, a large general-purpose computer associated with Nihon Unisys, for student training in 1979, and opened it 24 hours a day.Since then, students who have used the latest ultra-large general-purpose machines at UNISYS have gone out into the world and contributed to the development of Japan's IT society.

Nihon Unisys is a leading IT company that engages in service businesses such as cloud computing and outsourcing, sales and leasing of computer systems and network systems, software development and sales, and various system services.As one of the leading system integrators in Japan, we have provided ICT solutions to customers in a wide range of fields, including finance, manufacturing, distribution, and public services.In terms of technology, we have strengths in issues closely related to web business technology, such as ERP, CRM, SCM, AI, office communication, and corporate education.The company's Research Institute of Integrated Technology also continues to conduct research on advanced themes such as data analysis and management, mixed reality, and intelligent agents with a sense of commonality, and these technologies are expected to be applied in next-generation industries including fintech (financial IT) and in the construction of new communication systems.

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