The The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) Degree Ceremony and the Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) Graduation Ceremony for the 2017 Spring Semester were held at KCGI Kyoto Station Satellite Hall on Friday, September 15th.Graduates and alumni who acquired a lot of skills and knowledge left for the front lines with fond memories in their hearts.
KCGI President Toshihide Ibaraki presented the "Master of Information Technology (Professional)" degree to the representative of the graduating class, and Yoichi Terashita, Principal of Kyoto Ekimae School, presented the diploma and degree to the representative of KCG graduates.Afterwards, KCGI alumni who had achieved outstanding academic and research results were presented with certificates and commemorative gifts.Both the Grand Prize and the Best Project Award went to Yuya Yamanaka, a working student.
After this, Wataru Hasegawa, President of the KCG Group, delivered a speech, saying, "In the midst of a rapidly changing and chaotic world, the skills and knowledge you acquire at KCG will give you a solid edge in opening up the future.We continue to be told that there is a serious shortage of technical personnel.I hope that you will not settle for the status quo, but continue your efforts to constantly improve your skills," he encouraged.As a member of the KCG family, which is the largest in the world-class ICT industry, I hope that you will strive to grow and develop together.
President Ibaraki noted that big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) are representative of new technologies, and added, "After graduation, you will be working in ICT-related jobs, so you will not only know the future of ICT society, but you will also be able to participate in the work of creating it.In your respective fields of expertise, please make every effort to realize a society in which people can live in affluence, convenience, and peace of mind.I sincerely hope that you will not miss out on the opportunities that will surely arise in the process, and that you will actively take up the challenge.
Next, Ms. Nairi Abdallah (from the Republic of Tunisia, government-sponsored international student), majoring in Web Business Technology, Graduate School of Applied Information Technology, KCGI, representing graduates and alumni, said, "Japan, Kyoto, and the KCGI Group have welcomed me warmly and I have learned the spirit of 'Omotenashi'.Seeing the way the KCGI teachers work, I realized that the best way to work in a team is to think of the team as a family.I am happy to have completed my studies with the support of all my teachers and friends," he said in his graduation address in English.(Graduation Address Full Text PDF) Nairi was married to a Chinese student, a classmate at KCGI, who also attended the degree ceremony that day.
At the end of the event, all attendees sang "Light of Fireflies" together.After the ceremony, a celebration party was held at the RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto with the graduating students and alumni.
Congratulations to all graduates and alumni.We sincerely wish you continued success in your future endeavors.