The University of Aizu and NTT East Japan jointly held a press conference on Friday, July 31, 2020 announcing the acceleration of the following efforts by enhancing their partnership in the fields of e-sports, cybersecurity, etc. with an eye on a future where various reforms will be required due to the effects of COVID-19.

1. Collaborations between the two entities and partnerships with local municipalities and companies to solve regional issues and to revitalize the region through Aizu Open Innovation meetings.
E.g.:
- Consideration on regional revitalization measures that utilize e-sports, etc.

2. Talent development programs that leverage the advantage of being Japan's first university solely dedicated to computer science and engineering
E.g.:
- Talent development through collaborative operation of a cybersecurity training course
- Cooperation with career design through internships, etc.

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【Contact for the content of this article】
YOSHIMOTO Sho
Associate Professor
University Business Innovation Center
The Public University Corporation, the University of Aizu
TEL: 0242-37-2776
Email: s-yoshi@u-aizu.ac.jp

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