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KCG Group celebrated its 54th birthday

Ceremony held in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the KCG Group (April 28, 2017, Kyoto University of Information Sciences Kyoto Hall)
Ceremony held in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the KCG Group (April 28, 2017, Kyoto University of Information Sciences Kyoto Hall)

May 1, 2017 is the 54th anniversary of the KCG Group.Prior to this, a commemorative ceremony was held on April 28 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 information society in the future. Vowed.

At the ceremony, Professor Shigeru Eibo, Vice President of Kyoto University of Information Sciences (KCGI), explained, “KCG has always been making steady progress with a pioneering spirit since its establishment.”KCG Resource Museum Director Hiroto Chiba, Visiting Professor of KCGI, gave a lecture titled “Tracing the History of Kyoto Computer Gakuin Training Equipment”.

Visiting Professor Kiba, who supervised the “Computer History of Personal Computers” by the KCG Computer Museum recently published by Kodansha, said, “KCG Museum is a general corporation as a facility that exhibits and stores one of the most valuable collections of computer equipment in Japan. In 2008, we received the first certification of the Distributed Computer Museum from the Information Processing Society of Japan.KCG students are always happy to be able to see up-to-date equipment such as information processing technology legacy at any time. ”After explaining the KCG Museum and information processing technology heritage, and introducing the history of computers, the mainframe "TOSBAC-3400" (2008 Information Processing Technology Heritage certification, developed by the first president of Kyoto University of Information Sciences Hiroshi Sugawara) , I explained in detail about the training equipment that has been used in the 54 years since its establishment in the KCG group, such as office computers and microcomputers.Finally, “KCG still has many valuable computers that cannot be displayed.In the future, I would like to make efforts to publicize the activities of the KCG Museum so that a large exhibition space can be secured. "Students and faculty members listened enthusiastically and seemed to chew the weight of 54 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 grown 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 54 years.In April 2004, “Kyoto Information Graduate University”, the first and only IT graduate school in Japan, was established and joined as a group school. All graduates and graduates are leading the IT industry in Japan and the world. Contributing to development.In 2013, Kyoto Automobile College, the oldest automobile mechanic training school in Kyoto, joined the group.

KCG Resource Hall Director Hiroto Chiba, Visiting Professor of KCGI gave a commemorative lecture entitled “Tracing the History of Practical Equipment for Kyoto Computer Gakuin”.
KCG Resource Hall Director Hiroto Chiba, Visiting Professor of KCGI gave a commemorative lecture entitled “Tracing the History of Practical Equipment for Kyoto Computer Gakuin”.

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