With two high-ranking officials from the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports (MECSS) and two guests, including the head of international student affairs at the private Etugen University, the KCGI-MECSS Symposium was held on October 30, 2019, at Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) Kyoto Station School and Kyoto Graduate Institute of Information (KCGI) Kyoto Station Satellite.From the KCGI side, Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCG Group, faculty members and others attended the meeting.
In his welcoming speech at the beginning of the symposium, Chancellor Hasegawa introduced the history and educational philosophy of the KCG Group, and said, "More than 10 years ago, we had an opportunity to exchange opinions with the Mongolian government on ICT education, but we have not seen each other since then.Prof. Yutaka Takahashi of KCGI gave a presentation titled "Smartening Society with ICT" on energy efficiency and risk reduction that are being advanced in various areas of society through the use of ICT.
Mr. Temuren Munkusuk of the University of Ötgen introduced the University of Ötgen, where about 6,000 students study, and how some of them wish to study and work in Japan.Mr. Bayarentsen Otugontug, Director of Finance Department of MECSS, explained that in response to the current situation in which the number of universities in Mongolia is decreasing while the number of students is increasing, the department has strengthened its public relations and changed its policy to encourage students to choose a major that suits them and has potential rather than to enter a university with a high world ranking.
During the question and answer session, the discussion turned to the fact that Mongolian universities and the KCG Group have introduced a Western-style credit transfer system, and the difference between this system and the degree system established by general Japanese universities.He showed his willingness to work with the KCG Group in the future.