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KCG Group celebrates its 61st anniversary!

KCGI Professor Sonoyo Mukai speaks at a ceremony commemorating KCG's 61st anniversary (April 26, 2024, KCG Kyoto Ekimae Campus, KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite 6F Main Hall).
KCGI Professor Sonoyo Mukai speaks at a ceremony commemorating KCG's 61st anniversary (April 26, 2024, KCG Kyoto Ekimae Campus, KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite 6F Main Hall).

The KCG Group, including Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI), and Kyoto Computer Gakuin Automobile School (KCGM), celebrated its 61st anniversary on May 1, 2024.Before the ceremony, a commemorative ceremony was held at KCG Kyoto Ekimae School and KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite 6th floor main hall on Friday, April 26, 2012.Students, faculty, and staff all confirmed and celebrated the results of their education and research to date. They also reaffirmed in their hearts the pioneer spirit that is the founding spirit of the university, the educational philosophy of KCG, and its mission to play a leading role in the ever-evolving information society, and vowed to make further strides.At the commemorative ceremony, Prof. Sonoyo Mukai of KCGI gave a commemorative lecture titled "Remote Sensing of the Earth's Environment (Remote Sensing of the Earth's Environment from Satellites).

The KCG group was founded on May 1, 1963, by a group of former students of the Department of Astrophysics, Graduate School of Astrophysics, Kyoto University, and is based on the "FORTRAN Research Group" for university academics and researchers.It was the first computer education institution in Japan, founded by Shigeo Hasegawa, the first president, and Yasuko Hasegawa, the current president, who were quick to recognize the potential of computers and harbored the belief, passion, and pioneering spirit of training information processing engineers.

In 1969, Kyoto Computer Gakuin, Japan's first full-time school for the training of computer engineers, was established.Since then, the institute has continued to grow and has graduated more than 50,000 students to date.In 2004, KCGI was established as the first and only IT professional graduate school in Japan and joined the group.Each of our graduates is contributing to the development of the IT industry in Japan and around the world.In 2013, KCGM joined the ranks of the oldest auto mechanic training schools in Kyoto.Graduates are active as auto maintenance technicians with IT knowledge.In 2023, we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of KCG and the 20th anniversary of KCGI, and have renewed our determination to create a new era for the Group.

Professor Mukai graduated from Kyoto University with a bachelor's degree in science and a graduate degree in astrophysics, and is a junior of Dr. Yasuko Hasegawa, the current president of the institute.He has been involved in global atmospheric environment research, specializing in radiation transport theory and satellite remote sensing data analysis.In his lecture, Professor Mukai described natural disasters such as earthquakes and large-scale forest fires.He explained in detail about "climate change (global warming), which is the biggest threat among global environmental problems," noting that the environment is being destroyed in combination with human industrial activities and that global environmental problems are occurring.He also introduced the 4th Symposium of APOLO (Advancement of POLarimetric Observations), a gathering of advanced researchers working on global environmental analysis, to be held this November at the KCG Kyoto Ekimae Campus and KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite 6F Main Hall.He concluded, "I hope that you will enjoy your stay in Kyoto, study hard, and help to reduce global warming.