英語 - 学部案内
[Last Update] 2009-11-27
In order to realize Japan's first specialized computer education and research, the campus has a wealth of knowledge and state-of-art technologies, outstanding minds from around the world, and research and experimental equipment The campus has almost 3,000 computers, including workstations for students and personal computers used by laboratories, which are connected to the world via the Internet. Access to the Internet is possible from all computer on campus. This outstanding environment gives rise to creative computer scientists and engineers.
To put its founding principles into practice, the University of Aizu recruited faculty from throughout the world. The situation in Japan today is such that both the quality and quantity of computer researchers engineers are insufficient, and there are only a limited number of people capable of supervising them. Accordingly, the University recruited outstanding individuals from Japan and overseas. The University sought outstanding faculty by reviewing their achievements in their respective fields through detailed examinations, and this resulted in approximately half of the faculty being non-Japanese. This level of internationality has become one of the University's most distinctive features. Not only does this prove that computer science and engineering is viable globally, but also it illustrates the urgent need to train computer researchers and engineers in Japan. Of course our outstanding faculty also includes Japanese educators and researchers, and both Japanese and non-Japanese researchers on campus collaborate on joint projects to make global research practically viable.
Comprehensive English Education
There are no courses for secondary foreign languages at the University of Aizu. Alternatively, students are provided with thorough education in English by instructors of the Center for Language Research, and nearly half of computer-related classes are given in English. All these circumstances will enable you to acquire practical English skills.
Exposure to cutting edge research results (top) and thinking about what kind of basics need to be learned to achieve the best results (down) comprises the philosophy behind top-down education. There is nothing more tedious than simply memorizing knowledge without understanding how it will be used in the future. The University of Aizu places more value on its students' curiosity than anything else and actively incorporates education systems that enable each student to stretch their abilities to the limit.
Student Cooperative Class Project
Student Cooperative Class Project (SCCP) were established for individuals wishing to test their own strength outside of the classroom soon after enrolling. As an elective course unique to the University of Aizu, it affords students the freedom to choose their own research themes and engage in study and research at their own pace from their very first year at the University.
5 Fields and 9 Tracks
The University of Aizu started a new curriculum comprising of 5 Fields (specialized fields) and 9 Tracks (models for course planning) which is based on CC2005 (Computing Curricula 2005), a leading educational curriculum in computer science and engineering developed through discussions by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).
Studies in each Field will satisfy students' diversified intellectual curiosity, for examples: "What are fundamental principals of computers?", "I want to design computers", "What comprises the Internet?", "I am interested in robotics and medical science", "I hope to develop a massive computing system". Under this curriculum, students can take courses in relevant specialized fields accourding to their plans for their future. The cutting-edge curriculum will enable students to cast their flow of ideas to shape, nurturing human resourses with evolutional ideas for the computer-oriented society.