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KCG Group celebrated its 55th anniversary

The 55th foundation commemoration ceremony held in Kyoto Information University University Kyoto Station Satellite Hall (April 27, 2018)
The 55th foundation commemoration ceremony held in Kyoto Information University University Kyoto Station Satellite Hall (April 27, 2018)

May 1, 2018 is the 55th anniversary of the KCG Group.Prior to this, the founding ceremony was held on April 27 at the Kyoto Information University University Kyoto Station Satellite Hall, where students and faculty and staff celebrated the results of education and research of the KCG group for more than half a century. Vowed to develop.

First of all, all participants confirmed the pioneer spirit, the spirit of construction.The KCG Group was based on the “FORTRAN Study Group” established on May 1, 1963 by a group from the Graduate School of Astrophysics at Kyoto University (School of Astrophysics). After that, Japan became the first in Japan to train computer engineers. Kyoto Computer Gakuin was born in 1969 as a full-time school.KCG founder Shigeo Hasegawa, the first director of the school, and Atsuko Hasegawa The school that was born from the belief that the current director of the school cultivated an information processing engineer by believing in the possibilities of computers. is.The pioneering spirit of challenging unknown fields and contributing to humankind was recollected by KCG Group students and faculty members, and weighed the weight of 55 years of history supported by that spirit.

Next, Prof. Kazuki Maeno, the head of KCG Computer Science, gave a lecture entitled “Significance of Learning with KCG”.After studying IT at KCG after graduating from Ryukoku University, Dr. Maeda recalled his study at KCG and said that learning programming was a lot of fun, and that made me jump to new things quickly. did.Also, in the joint development of applications with Microsoft while I was in school, I had a hard time, but I was attracted by the joy and accomplishment of making something and I liked IT work, and I returned to KCG at my home school to become a teacher. We also presented an experience story that we decided on.And IT is a technology that enriches human life and makes the world fun, and by learning the basics thoroughly with KCG, it is possible to develop advanced technologies such as automated driving, virtual currency, drones, and VR in the future. When I got involved, I encouraged the students at the venue.Finally, “KCG is a school where people who want to learn IT can learn as much as they like.Do not be afraid of failure and challenge anything.Even if you fail, you can laugh and ride with your friends.Conclude the lecture by saying, "Please inherit the 55-year history of KCG built by seniors and create the future."

Over 40,000 graduates have stood from Kyoto Computer Gakuin in 55 years.In April 2004, Kyoto Information Graduate University (KCGI), Japan's first IT professional graduate school, was founded and joined the KCG group. In 2013, Kyoto Automobile Specialist, the oldest automobile mechanic training school in Kyoto The school (KCGM) also joined the group. On November 1st, a commemorative ceremony for the 55th anniversary of the foundation is also planned.

Prof. Kazuki Maeno giving a lecture on “Significance of Learning with KCG”
Prof. Kazuki Maeno giving a lecture on “Significance of Learning with KCG”

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