The Frontrunner in Pioneering Information Science Education
The Graduate School of Information Science(GSIS) undertakes high-level fundamental research in information science, while systematically training students to be pioneering researchers and engineers in the areas of information science and engineering. In 2011, three departments in GSIS were integrated into the Department of Information Science, which has three divisions:Computer Science, Media Informatics and Applied Informatics.
GSIS offers flexible systems, such as entrance examination by interview, accelerated admission and early course completion to accept and encourage excellent students. Through our acknowledged curriculum and research base, we educate students who will be leaders in a highly advanced information society.
GSIS established an International Program (Master's) in April 2011 aiming to encourage enrollment of outstanding students from countries worldwide. The International Program is designed to mainly accommodate international students, offering research and education environments (lectures, research supervision, office help, etc.) in English, as well as opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with Japanese culture. A wide range of subjects are provided in information science and in such interdisciplinary topics as intellectual property and professional ethics.
Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education
The Graduate School of Information Science organizes the Educational Program to Promote Creativity and International Competitiveness in Information Science (CICP), which aims at developing research project planning and implementation skills, and increasing communication skills via group work. CICP is intended to solicit original research projects that students endeavor to work on in addition to their research activities supervised by professors. Students are required to write research proposals and budgets are assigned to accepted proposals based on their evaluation scores. Experience in writing research proposals promotes the skills essential in writing comprehensive and persuasive articles, while experience in leading projects helps students organize and lead group-based research.
Open-minded, active faculty members and diverse laboratory structure
- Division of Computer Science, Media Informatics and Applied Informatics
- Cooperative Laboratory with the Information Initiative Center
- Collaborative Laboratories in external institutions
Flexible research and education system
- Choice of research laboratory based on student's preference
- Quarter system with intensive training and varied curriculum, including archived lectures
- Fast-track system for graduation
- The highest grade for appraisal methods by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Support for outstanding students
- Teaching Assistant (TA) and Research Assistant (RA) program
- Support for international exchange activities
Advanced research environment
- Integrated information processing system "Mandara"
- Digital library and lecture archives
- Wide range of advanced large-scale research faciliti
Admission system valuing individuality
- Interview-based admission
- Cross-disciplinary admission and recruitment
- Fast-track admission for outstanding students
Special IT training programs
- IT Spiral: IT Specialist Program Initiative for Reality-based Advanced Learning and collaborative project to develop a common curriculum for teaching software engineering
- IT Keys: IT Specialist Program to promote Key Engineers as Security Specialists
- IT-Triadic: A leading education program for IT multi-specialists in a cybermedia society