In the Edo era, the Aizu region came to be well-known as a han (feudal clan) devoted to education of children. This was characterized by the school of the Aizu clan with traditions, Nisshinkan. However, as there was no 4-year university in the Aizu region, the Fukushima Prefectural Government determined to establish a prefectural university in this region where people carried on the tradition of being enthusiastic about children's education. For establishment of a new university in the progress of highly internationalized and information-oriented society, it was considered essential to foster internationally-minded human resources that would lead the way in development of informatics in the future. Therefore, it was decided that the university would be solely dedicated to computer science and engineering, and was established in April, 1993.

Founding Goals

  1. Fostering of human resources abundant in creativity
  2. Contribution to the international society
  3. Highly intensive education and research
  4. Outstanding education and research utilizing regional characteristics
  5. Contribution to industries/culture in Fukushima Prefecture
April 1992 Application to the Ministry of Education for the establishment of The University of Aizu
December 1992 Approval for establishment of the University is granted
April 1993 Opening of the University
Expenses for the opening(Siting, construction etc.)
Approx. ¥40 billion
Total surface area Approx. 200,000m2
Total floor area (10 buildings, 8 adjoining facilities)
Approx. 47,000square metre
April 1995 Establishment of the Multimedia Center
April 1997 Establishment of the Master's Program
April 1999 Establishment of the Doctoral Program Establishment of the Core and Information Technology Center
April 2002 Establishment of University-Business Innovation Center
April 2006 Reorganization into Public University Corporation
April 2008 Introduction of the New Curriculum
April 2009 Establishment of Research Center for Advanced Information Science and Technology
April 2013 Establishment of Revitalization Center
April 2015 Establishment of Center for Globalization
Last Update
2009-12-14

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