Monday, Dec 10, 2018
THE UNIVERSITY OF AIZU


Vision/Mission

The University of Aizu, aiming to realize its founding principle of "to Advance Knowledge for Humanity," strives to contribute to the future of Japan and the development of the region by always being an international pioneer.

<Basic Goals>

1 Develop world-class researchers, engineers, innovators, and entrepreneurs with rich creativity and high ethical standards.

2 Promote world-level computer science and engineering research and development and contribute to society and academia.

3 Pursue practicality and effectiveness within a diverse range of fields such as education and research while also leveraging the characteristics of the region to contribute to the industry and culture of Fukushima Prefecture.

 

Business Description

The University of Aizu (Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan), Japan's first university specializing in computer science and engineering, is comprised of the Undergraduate School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering.

While the university is small in terms of the size of the student body, etc., it develops world-class talent by providing students with an education that incorporates a curriculum based on global standards and focuses on English language education. It is also a highly international university that, with some 40% of the faculty being comprised of foreign nationals.

The university has received high praise for aspects such as its internationality and research programms, and was ranked in between 601st-800th  in the THE World University Rankings 2017, equivalent to the top 4% of universities worldwide.

Student Body (As of 2017.10.1)

 Undergraduate School : 1, 035 (26 international students)

Graduate School: 185 (49 international students)

 

Background

The University of Aizu, Japan's first university specializing in computer science and engineering, was established in 1993 by Fukushima Prefecture during the early days of the internet's spread. At the time, the UoA was one of the world's largest universities in the field of computer science and engineering in terms of faculty size and study body. Even now, the university has attracted domestic and international attention as one of Japan's top universities for ICT education. In addition, the university incorporated in 2006 as a public university corporation and is independent from the prefectural government. Since then, the university has operated independently and autonomously thanks to the decisive leadership of our first two Chairpersons of the Board of Executives, which allows us to respond effectively to the needs of todays world.

Furthermore, in 2013, the university established a framework to support Fukushima's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. As part of that framework, the university is engaged in iniatives including the research and development of disaster response robots in collaboration with corporations and other partners.

 

Location

Aizu has a tradition of advancing society through the power of education.

Aizuwakamatsu City, symbolized by historic Tsuruga Castle built more than four centuries ago, has name recognition all across Japan and is one of the most well-known Japan's cities for experieincing the history and culture of the samurai. Nisshinkan, the Aizu clan's school for young samurai built in the early 19th century, was one of the foremost educational institutions in Japan. Having inherited this spirit of talent development, the University of Aizu has continuously produced world-class talents with reliable knowledge and technical skills.

The UoA campus covers 191, 000 square meters and possesses 49,000 square meters of building floor space. It also features some 2,000 cherry and other trees encircling the grounds, providing students with a rich natural environment.

 

Management

The Public University Corporation, the University of Aizu operates under the leadership of the Chairperson of the Board of Executives and University President. That position is assisted by one Vice Chairperson of the Board of Executives as well as by the executive regents in charge of research, general affairs/financial affairs, education/academic affairs, and management/external affairs respectively.

 

Employees

Full-time Faculty Members: 109 (As of Oct. 1, 2017)

Full-time Administrative Staff: 58  (As of Oct. 1, 2017)


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