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The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI)

Philosophy of Establishment and Purpose of Establishment

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics will respond to the needs of society, take charge of the times, and train applied information technology specialists with advanced practical abilities and creativity to lead the next generation.

In order to foster "highly skilled professionals in the IT field"

In recent years, with the progress of science and technology, remarkable technological innovation, and rapid changes in the social economy (diversification, complexity, sophistication, globalization, the arrival of the IoT era, etc.), there are growing expectations for the development of advanced professionals in the IT field who are active socially and at an international level.

However, no university or graduate school has been able to meet the challenge of fostering advanced IT professionals in technical education in the IT fields over and above information and management specializations.

In response to such a challenge, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics was established as Japan's first and only graduate school specializing in IT in April 2004.

KCGI has inherited the tradition and achievements of "Kyoto Computer Gakuin", Japan's first computer education institution that has trained information processing engineers in response to the needs of industry for 58 years. In addition, based on the global educational network with the Rochester Institute of Technology and other overseas universities, KCGI incorporates the world's latest IT education curriculum. KCGI includes management and business education and aims to train highly skilled professionals in the IT field, fostering top leaders in IT application fields such as CIOs (Chief Information Officers) in a way that conventional graduate schools of research have not been able to.

*The name of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics is abbreviated as "KCGI".