Founded in 2004, Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics is a private higher education institution located in the large city of Kyoto (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics is a coeducational higher education institution. Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study.
KCGI aims to meet the need for high level and diverse human resources in our IT society and, furthermore, to contribute to the realization of a high level information society and the development of the economy through the provision of high level IT professionals who possess extensive knowledge and high level skills beyond what is conventional and who are also internationally minded in the age of ubiquitous computing.
KCGI does not set limits on what fields applicants majored in, accepting students from a wide range of fields in the humanities and the sciences. KCGI supports students from all backgrounds and has prepared elective courses appropriate to the existing knowledge, skills, and needs of students. In addition, KCGI also has a system for working adults to continue studying while employed. KCGI offers the opportunity to change career paths, something which has traditionally not been properly provided by graduate schools in Japan.
Students are expected to learn social and communication skills that serve as foundations to promote business. Students are also expected to understand fundamental technologies such as software and hardware networks that structure IT/ICT.
At KCGI, curriculums, course designs, and instructional designs are created with advice from specialists both inside and outside the school in order to promote education adapted to the needs of industry. In addition, world-class, cutting-edge IT education curriculums are imported and jointly developed based on our collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology in the United States in order to adapt to the rapid changes in IT (ICT).
Talented individuals possessing both IT (ICT) skills, with web technology as a mainstay, and management skills, such as management strategy creation, are in demand in the modern business scene. KCGI cultivates professionals who understand such specialized fields as information and management. Curriculums are organized so that students can study a good balance of information and management courses as is appropriate to their individual backgrounds.