Diversity at KIC

Today's social issues are becoming more and more complicated. Basic knowledge and experiences are not enough to solve them. Currently, not only managers but also newcomers are required to gain advanced knowledge are they also need to improve their skills more to fit the current business system. A lot of graduate students from many countries have finished the Innovator course at KIC. They found valuable opportunities to work all over the world because of the knowledge piled at the course. If you need such skills, why don't you join it and improve your skills and learn more about computing? KIC's diversity must be the place in which you can achieve your ambitions. English is used on instruction and the guidance of the Innovator course. Of course, you will have a lot of opportunities to use other languages in which you are chatting with your classmates. Let's broaden your ICT knowledge with your classmates who have the same ambition at KIC.

Main programs for Africa

  • JICA Knowledge creation program for Africa, "Solving development challenges utilizing ICT (Tankyu for Africa)", 2011
  • Africa Business Education (ABE) Initiative, 2014~
  • JICA Knowledge creation program, "Capacity Building for ICT Project Planning", 2015~
  • JICA Partnership program, "ICT Human Resource Development Project in Kigali, Rwanda", 2017~2019

Why is KIC selected?

KIC received the 15th JICA President Award Commendation

KIC received the "15th JICA President Award Commendation". JICA evaluated KIC did “contribute significantly to developing human resources and social development through international cooperation in many developing countries.”

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KIC’s Initiatives of human resource development for Africa’s Social Innovation was highly evaluated in TICAD7

Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC), Graduate School of Information Technology received a lot of attention on various initiatives of human resource development for Africa’s social innovation during TICAD7.

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Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, was highly impressed by KIC’s actions

Mr. Kenji Fukuoka, Vice President of KIC, joined a meeting that was sponsored by the Japanese government when Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, visited Japan. -From meeting with Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda to joining to the welcoming dinners at the Official Residence of the Prime Minister –

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KIC participated in Transform Africa Summit 2019

Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) participated in Transform Africa Summit 2019 from May 14th to 16th.

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KIC Alumna Ms. Akaliza Keza Ntwari was assigned as a member of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Ms. Akaliza Keza Ntwari, who graduated from the KIC Innovator course in September, 2016, was assigned as a member of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, which was established by United Nations.

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The MoU was signed between Rwanda Polytechnic, Integrated polytechnic college-Tumba and Kobe Institute of Computing, Graduate school of Information Technology

KIC has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Rwanda Polytechnic, Integrated polytechnic college-Tumba for institutional collaboration between the parties in carrying out training, applied research, consultancy and community out-reach activities.

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KIC has signed a MoU with Rwanda Ministry of ITC

KIC has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Rwanda Ministry of ITC for creating a cooperative relationship in development of human resources and industries. Exchanging the MoU with Ministry officially is the first time and revolutionary for KIC.

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KIC signed a MoU regarding the ICT human resource development project in Rwanda.

Kobe Institute of Computing Graduate School of Information Technology is in the final preparation phase before commencing the “ICT Human Resource Development Project in Kigali, Rwanda” in partnership with the City of Kobe, which is to be funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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Collaboration with Private Companies

Contribution to the business exchange between Africa and Japan

KIC and Otowa Electronic exchanged MOU for business expan- sion and industrial human resource development for African countries. Many African countries are suffering from lightning damage in their society. Rwanda, for example, is the most affected country around the world by lightning. KIC accepted many students from Rwanda, and some of them participated in an internship program in Otowa Electronic. Mr. Amiri Mugarura was one of such students, and he was impressed by their high technology. He wished Otowa Electronic to support Rwanda technically and business expansion. His strong passion made Otowa Electronics decide to support human resource develop- ment for restoration from lightning damage. The company is currently expanding business in Rwanda. A partnership agree- ment (MOU) between KIC and Otowa Electronics has become real thanks to encountering Rwandan student wishing to decline lightning damage. Mr. Amili has established his own ICT company and want to tack Rwanda’s development challenges in collaboration with Otowa Electronic.

Problem solving, private partnership, own and unique program

KIC fosters students having flexible thinking through various curricu- lum and private companies’ observation. KIC’s original lecture, “Practice of Creativity Development”, is conducted by the President of KIC, Prof. Sumitani, in order to train students having flexible thinking and creativity required for problem finding and solution proposing. Students can learn various methods of idea creation by active learning style. During 15 times lectures, valuable guest lecturers from various fields of private sectors will be invited and the lecture will be conducted by omnibus form. “Leadership Innovation Program” for young staff training conducted by Chugai Pharmaceu- tical Co., Ltd. in Tokyo is one of the examples. KIC students from abroad and young staffs of Chugai-Seiyaku jointly discussed about challenges of students own countries such as Malaria, HIV/AIDS, energy supply, preventing glucosuria and others. They suffered to create innovation to solve the issues, but proposed possible new solution through KIC’s own Tankyu method for problem solving. KIC is connecting various partners such as private companies, institu- tions and individuals to provide opportunities to find solution both for Africa and Japan interactively.