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KCGI enrollment capacity to 880 students starting in FY2024, 11 times the number when the school opened.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) will increase its enrollment capacity for the academic year 2024 from 700 to 880 students. In December 2023, a notification of change was submitted to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.This is 11 times the enrollment limit of 80 students when the school opened in 2004 as Japan's first IT professional graduate school. In August 2022, the new Kyoto Main School Hyakumanben Campus building will be in operation, and the school will be fully prepared to accept students.TUAT will continue its efforts to nurture leaders who will lead the IT industry in Japan and abroad.

With the increase in the admission capacity, the admission capacity will be 1,580 in FY2024 and 1,760 in FY2025 and thereafter.

The rise of generative AI (artificial intelligence), which automatically creates text and images, is said to transform all activities in society, the economy, and other areas. While businesses are expected to become more efficient by reducing work time, there are concerns that this will increase the risk of existing occupations being eliminated and false information and images spreading at once.In addition to AI, the utilization of IT, as typified by automated driving, digital transformation (DX), and 5G, will become increasingly important in the future. The government has launched the "Digital Rural City State Concept" to realize a digital society in which all citizens can enjoy the benefits of digital technology and data utilization, as well as a safe and secure lifestyle and a sense of affluence, and has set a goal of securing 2.3 million digitally active human resources in the region over the five years starting in FY2022.

In Japan, however, there is an overwhelming shortage of human resources with advanced information technology.Under such circumstances, the university, which has nurtured top leaders in the field of IT applications and produced competent human resources, is attracting increasing attention, and the number of applicants for admission from Japan and abroad is rapidly growing.In response to this situation, the university has decided to increase its admission capacity in order to meet the demands of society.

The University has eight specialized fields of study: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Web System Development, Network Management, Global Entrepreneurship, ERP, IT Manga/Animation, and Tourism IT, and has established courses for application to specific industries and business sectors that require specialized knowledge for the practical use of ICT as "Industrial Applications.