University of Aizu

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The University of Aizu
会津大学 (Aizu Daigaku)
The seal of Aizu University
Motto "to advance knowledge for humanity"
Established 1993
Type Prefectural
President Ryuichi Oka
Administrative staff
150
Location Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Campus Urban, 20 hectares
Website www.u-aizu.ac.jp

The University of Aizu (Japanese: 会津大学, Aizu Daigaku) in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, is the first university dedicated to computer science engineering in Japan. It has about 1,100 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university advocates "advancement of knowledge for humanity" and carries out significant research in computer science.

Description[edit]

The University of Aizu is in Aizuwakamatsu city in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

The university specializes in computer science education, both hardware and software, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is known for its open access to computers; there is a 1:1 ratio of computers to students, and students have access to a computer 24 hours a day. Additionally, the computers are replaced every three years, so the available computer equipment is always recent technology.

University of Aizu main gate

In addition to computer science, English language education is an important aspect of the University of Aizu. The university is officially bilingual and all official meetings and correspondence are interpreted and translated. Approximately 40% of professors come from overseas, including countries such as Vietnam, India, South Korea, Canada, United States, Russia and China. Not only do students enroll in English courses throughout their undergraduate programs, many of their computer science courses are taught in English. Students are required to write a graduation thesis in English. The university has international students at the masters and doctoral levels.

In 2005, the University of Aizu was chosen by the Japanese government, along with 20 other universities, to be a national center responsible for the improvement of international education. In this role, the University of Aizu carries out computer science research in collaboration with foreign universities such as Shanghai University, China and Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. The University of Aizu has research ties with many universities overseas, has international staff, and accepts students from abroad.

The president is Ryuichi Oka.

Campuses[edit]

The university is located on a 20 hectare campus in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima. The university has sports and swimming facilities, and numerous playing fields.

Faculties and graduate schools[edit]

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Technology and Project Management

Graduate fields of study[edit]

  • Computer Devices
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Network Systems
  • Recognition and the Human Interface
  • Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Organization and Parallel Processing
  • Synthetic Worlds, Virtual Reality and Multimedia
  • Knowledge Engineering, Cybernetics and Software Systems
  • Software Engineering and Information Technology

Research institutes, centers, and facilities[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°31′25.2″N 139°56′19.5″E / 37.523667°N 139.938750°E / 37.523667; 139.938750