The Kyoto Information Graduate University (KCGI) 10th Anniversary Ceremony was held on November 1, 2013, at the Kyoto Information Graduate University Kyoto Ekimae Satellite Hall.KCGI, which inherited the tradition and achievements of Japan's first computer education institution, Kyoto Computer Gakuin, was established in 2004 as the first IT professional graduate school in Japan. Has been promoted.Taking this year of milestone as the first step in further progress, I vowed to make further progress toward new horizons, so that all students, graduates, faculty and staff can meet the expectations of various fields.together, KCG Group Has been working for many years Overseas computer education support activities (IDCE) There was also a computer presentation ceremony for the Republic of Malawi, and the school handed over the catalog to the officials of the Embassy in Japan.
At the 10th anniversary ceremony, Wataru Hasegawa President Is a ceremony.After following the efforts for KCGI opening 10 years ago and the steps since its establishment, the university will become the management business entity and will begin operation next year Geographic Name Top Level Domain “.kyoto” I talked about the future of KCGI. Toshihide Ibaraki President, KCGI Stressed the rapid development of IT (ICT) and stressed the need for human resources who can link ICT to different fields and create new business models. KCGI will continue to I confirmed and vowed that I would continue to be a base that produces human resources.Dr. Rosemary Kanyuka, Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi to Japan, congratulated us.
Next, a congratulatory telegram from Hirofumi Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, President of Columbia University Teachers College Susan Furman, and others were presented.
Following the enforcement of the professional graduate school system (April 2003), KCGI declared its opening on November 1, 2003, when the 40th anniversary ceremony of KCG was held.The following year, in January 2004, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology received the first installation approval.KCGI has established November 1st as the anniversary of its founding.Since its founding, KCGI has worked hard to develop human resources who can become the top leaders in the IT application field, and students who have completed the program have been found throughout Asia, including CIOs (Chief Information Officers), project managers, consultants, and system architects. It is.In Japan, the weekly Toyo Keizai Special Issue, published in October 2012, has featured 619 private universities nationwide in the field of “Growth” in the special feature “Really Strong Universities-Ranking of Private Financial Strength”. It was ranked in the top.The number of students has been doubled since the beginning of 2012, and a satellite campus has been established in Sapporo in April 2012 and Tokyo in October 2012, and continues to grow and expand.
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At the computer presentation ceremony, the KCG group introduced IDCE and the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Japan introduced the country.On behalf of student volunteers who were involved in preparing for donation of computers, KCGI student Zhang Zheng reported on the cleaning and packing work using photographs.Director Kyoko Hasegawa, who has been working mainly with IDCE, handed a handshake and handed a list of donations of 50 desktop PCs to Rosemary.
Computer donation to the Republic of Malawi is the third support following the 1998 desktop and 222 laptop computers and the 2009 desktop 15 computers.“The Malawi Republic has a serious computer shortage, and IT education cannot be promoted sufficiently.By receiving donations, we can expect not only the progress of IT education in Japan, but also young people will be able to learn about events around the world through the Internet.I would like to thank KCG again and hope that I can continue to cooperate in the future. "
IDCE is a project that supports computer education in developing countries, started in 1989 by the KCG Group.The personal computers used at the academy were donated to developing countries, and they were used to develop and penetrate computer literacy education in developing countries in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology. In line with the donation, we continue to accept trainees and dispatch experts.To date, the number of donated computers has exceeded 3,000.The target countries are Thailand, Ghana, Poland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Peru, Sri Lanka, China, Brunei, Malawi, Nigeria, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea The total is 23 countries.In 2006, these activities were evaluated, and Dr. Atsuko Hasegawa received the “Special Award for International Cooperation” from the Japan ITU Association (International Telecommunication Union), one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations.