University of Aizu
|会津大学 (Aizu Daigaku)|
|Motto||"to advance knowledge for humanity"|
|Location||Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan|
|Campus||Urban, 20 hectares|
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.
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.
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.
Super Global University
In September 2014, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) selected the University of Aizu as one among 37 universities for the Top Global University Project.
Faculties and graduate schools
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Information Technology and Project Management
Graduate fields of study
- 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
- University Business Innovation Center
- Center for Language Research
- University of Aizu--- Official Website