The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) celebrates its 15th anniversary on November 1, 2018.On October 26, a commemorative ceremony was held in the main hall of the KCGI Kyoto Station Satellite Hall, where students and faculty members celebrated the occasion and pledged further development.In his ceremonial address, President Toshihide Ibaraki of KCGI said, "In recent years, the number of students from all over the world, including Asia, has been increasing, and we are building our position as a global graduate school.In the future, we will further promote the development of education in Japan and overseas," he said, describing the current status of KCGI, which continues to develop steadily.
Then, Associate Professor Takao Nakaguchi of KCGI gave a commemorative lecture titled "25 years with kcg.edu".kcg.edu is the emblem of the KCG Group, including KCGI and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG).After graduating from KCG, Associate Professor Nakaguchi entered KCGI as a working student when it opened in 2004.After completing KCGI in 2006, I worked at NTT Advanced Technology Corporation, and in 2014 I moved to the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University as a researcher.I wrote my doctoral thesis, "A Study of Distributed Service Infrastructure for Multilingual Communication," at Kyoto University, and received the degree of Doctor of Informatics in September 2017.Associate Professor Nakaguchi is the first KCG graduate and KCGI alumnus to receive a doctorate from Kyoto University.
Looking back on his own life, Associate Professor Nakaguchi talked about how fast IT has progressed and changed society, and how his experiences and personal connections at the KCG Group helped him to respond to the changes as an engineer and researcher. In his lecture, he introduced the "Future Environment Laboratory" (jointly established by the KCG Group and Nihon Unisys), which is an initiative to connect this trend to the next generation.Then, Associate Professor Nakaguchi called on the students, "Let's continue to challenge teachers at kcg.edu and aim to become human resources who can change the society by acquiring advanced technology.
KCGI was established as Japan's first IT professional graduate school, inheriting the pioneering spirit of KCG, Japan's first computer education institution, founded on May 1, 1963.The Graduate School of Applied Information Technology offers a major in Web Business Technology. Upon completion of the program, students can earn a Master of Information Technology (Professional), the highest degree in the field of IT applications.In the academic areas, the curriculum has been substantially reorganized starting in 2018.We set up the following models as concenration study models: ERP, Business Data Analytics, IT Entrepreneurship, Web System Development, Network Management, IT Manga/Animation, Tourism IT, and General IT, and the following models as industry field study models: FinTech, Agriculture, Marine, Medical/Health, Contents Marketing, and Education, so that students can learn efficiently and step by step by selecting and combining each model according to their purpose and orientation.The enrollment capacity has been increased from 80 students (total capacity of 160) at the time of opening to 360 students in the 2018 academic year (600 students in the same 2018 academic year and 720 students in the 2019 academic year and thereafter).We have been sending talented people with knowledge and skills in IT, management, and content to the IT industry in Japan, Asia, and around the world.
On November 1, 2018, the commemorative ceremony for the 55th anniversary of KCG and the 15th anniversary of KCGI will be held at the The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Kyoto Ekimae Satellite (Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School) University Hall. The event will be held with many guests from Kyoto and other countries and universities.Afterwards, a celebration party will be held at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto.