Information is a critical constituent component of modern society. In the School of Information Science and Technology we believe that the following are necessary in order to handle information technology (IT), which is expected to keep progressing in the future: a “strong sense of humanity" for handling technology correctly; “fundamental skills" for the development of new technologies; and “practical application skills" for utilizing academic studies for the benefit of society. Based on this educational principle, and by taking advantage of two science departments that employ differing approaches, we conduct education and research that uses computers to link “information and machines and humans." To all of you who have an interest in information, we want to provide discovery and potential. This is our wish.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study along with an appreciation of and desire to attain the learning objectives of the School of Information Science and Technology as follows. The School of Information Science and Technology aims to inculcate an appropriate historical view, sound ethical principles and an accommodating outlook on life along with an expansive world view and powers of perception to inform broad-based powers of discretion. Graduates will be cosmopolitan people equipped with fundamental knowledge in the information engineering field who are capable of contributing creatively to next-generation information technology from a global perspective.
The Department of Human and Information Science provides an education that views information from the perspectives of science and engineering. Students acquire knowledge in a range of fields related to information science such as cognitive science, brain science, biomimetics and visual information processing, and the application of knowledge to technological innovation in order to contribute to the development of next-generation information technology. Through a combination of testing, workshops and exercises, students develop formidable powers of thought along with the ability to have an immediate impact in the world after finishing their studies. By investigating information from a number of angles, students carve out the IT fields of tomorrow.
Software based around computers are the most important tools of the 21st century. In the Department of Applied Computer Engineering, students pursue education and research across three fields that involve advanced applications of computer systems, namely, robots, mobility and intelligent information systems. With a curriculum that covers an appropriate balance of hardware and software techniques, students study a variety of applications of computers, primarily as support for humans in both industrial settings and in everyday life. Courses feature practical exercises and workshops as well as small-group seminar presentations to ensure that students learn everything thoroughly from the basics.