The University of Aizu is the first university in Japan solely dedicated to computer science and engineering. Computer science and engineering, including all of the fields of information communication technology (ICT), is a promising and cutting-edge discipline with wide applications, that is becoming a core for technology regarding knowledge production. Setting forth the founding principles "Starting from Local Communities to the World" and "to Advance Knowledge for Humanity", since its founding the University of Aizu has conducted world-leading research and education in computer science and engineering to with a faculty compromised of highly achieved researchers from all around the world that is unprecedented at other Japanese universities.
The University of Aizu seeks individuals who will constantly strive to realize the University's mission, "to Advance Knowledge for Humanity" through the field of computer science and engineering with an international outlook from the standpoint of the Aizu area.
The goals of the University of Aizu are as follows.
- Nurture internationally viable individuals rich in creativity and guided by sound ethics, who will support technological innovations, as researchers, technical experts, leaders and entrepreneurs.
- Promote world-leading research and development in computer science and engineering contributing to society and academia.
- Contribute to advancement industry and culture in Fukushima by pursuing practicality and effectiveness in many different fields including education and research.
Based on the above, the University of Aizu has set the following ideal undergraduate student and basic admissions selection policy.
The Ideal Undergraduate
People with the fundamental academic abilities needed to study Computer science and engineering and to whom one or both the following applies:
- Curious students with a spirit of taking on ideas and challenge and a true desire to study computer technology for whom the University of Aizu is their first choice
- People who wish to broadly contribute to the world by using ICT
Basic Admissions Selection Policy
The University of Aizu administers examinations to confirm that applicants have the fundamental academic abilities, especially mathematics skills and English proficiency, needed to study the latest computer science and engineering.
The University of Aizu is the first university in Japan solely dedicated to computer science and engineering. Computer science and engineering is a promising and cutting-edge discipline with a wide range of applications, and it is becoming a core for technology regarding knowledge production. True to its founding principles "Starting from Local Communities to the World" and "to Advance Knowledge for Humanity", the University of Aizu has always conducted cutting-edge research and comprehensive education in computer science and engineering with a faculty comprised of highly accomplished researchers from around the world.
The University of Aizu Graduate School was established in April 1997 as a place for pioneering academic research and education that contributes to a global society. The Graduate School aims to develop highly creative individuals by providing diverse courses that incorporate advice from the private sector within a superior educational and research environment. In order to develop the ability of students to solve problems in a global environment, classes are generally taught in English. The University of Aizu Graduate School has set forth the following expectations for qualities of incoming graduate students, and the following basic admission selection policy.
Expected Qualities of Graduate School Students
The Master's Programs seek individuals, from both within and outside Japan, who satisfy the following criteria:
Have acquired basic computer science and engineering knowledge and skills at the University of Aizu, another university or an advanced course of colleges of technology, etc., despite possibly having majored in a field other than computer science and engineering.
Wish to study advanced computer science and acquire engineering knowledge and skills, and possibly project development and management, to play an active role in industry as a researcher, engineer, or team leader.
The Doctoral Program seeks individuals, from both within and outside Japan, who satisfy the following criteria:
Have sufficient capability and desire to conduct advanced computer science and engineering research, and expect to play a leading role as a scientist/educator in academia or as a researcher, planner, and/or promoter of new projects in industry.
Possess a passionate curiosity, a spirit of taking on new challenges, and a strong desire to research and develop new knowledge for humanity and new systems that are useful to society.
Basic Admission Selection Policy
The University of Aizu Graduate School shall conduct a document screening including research plan and oral examination in English to confirm the applicant's basic computer knowledge and the skills, English proficiency, motivation, and discipline needed to study advanced computer science and engineering. However, under certain circumstances, we may only review the application documents depending on examination category.