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2016/11/24

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[This scholarship is already CLOSED] KIC has now started accepting the application of “Japanese Government Scholarship 2017 for Research Students”
2016/10/6

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AY2016 Entrance Ceremony was held on October 4
2016/9/20

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The second Commencement ceremony took place on September 17, 2016
2016/9/12

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Kobe City sponsored Entrepreneur Program “500 Kobe Pre-Accelerator” Final event “Demo Day” was held on September 9th (Fri)
2016/9/1

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KIC joined TICAD VI Japan Fair in Kenya

Program Concept Schooling from methodology to an actual practice with technique by International Development or ICT Specialist

  • Tankyu
  • Innovation

Our students study applying ICT to International Cooperation, Social Development and Social Innovation through attending lectures and exercises in ICT and social development, and participating in group work doing actual problem solving, together with many overseas students from developing countries (Africa, Central and South Asia), all this while living in Japan.

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Looking into why we work and who we work for In search of the purpose and the beneficiaries of my work Studying ICT on the back of my career (Part 1)

Looking into why we work and who we work for In search of the purpose and the beneficiaries of my work Studying ICT on the back of my career (Part 1)

ict in education

2016/1/28

I was working in IT industry for about 10 years. I was employed by a company that dispatched Systems integrators to other companies. My mission there was to build and maintain their business system as an system infrastructure engineer.

The possibilities for ICT in public transportation systems Creating a world where technology is available for everyone (Part One)

The possibilities for ICT in public transportation systems Creating a world where technology is available for everyone (Part One)

ICT technology and developing countries

2015/11/19

Regaining the trust of the people of Afghanistan – Making ICT familiar (Part One) –

Regaining the trust of the people of Afghanistan – Making ICT familiar (Part One) –

ICT technology and developing countries

2015/11/18

If I can make this electronic voting system a reality, ICT will become a familiar part of people's lives and will become technology that anyone can use.

Improving the medical waste management system in Kenya (Part One)

Improving the medical waste management system in Kenya (Part One)

ICT technology and developing countries

2015/11/18

To find the solution, we must know the actual situation of medical waste management in Kenyan hospitals.

Laboratory List

Experts of international development and ICT provide guidance
from methodology to practice using technology

Experts with experience at JICA and other organizations in International Development, and experts in research and development in ICT, guide each student to discover a topic for their “Specific Theme Study”, then to develop it while repeatedly setting up and verifying hypotheses for solving practical social issues.

Laboratory List

Curriculum / subjects which acquire practical skills

Provide ICT knowledge, imagination and problem solving skills

Based on the theme research, education system is built with Social development / Innovator related subjects which students can learn theory and method necessary for practice, and ICT related subjects. After developing a solid base of ICT and Social Development / Innovation, students are provided imagination and problem solving skills by the group work based Tankyu-Practice style lectures and exercises.

Curriculum

Student’s voice

The ICT demand in international market is rising every day; the Innovator course in Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) is an actual and essential course to fulfill the market interest. In spite of having the ICT knowledge, I was really interested to be part of the teams that create and manage big ICT projects, because I believe that ICT put the world to the part of the sustainable development; in this vein KIC Innovator course was the only option to achieve my dreams. During the first academic year in KIC we had colossal opportunities that help us to meliorate our personal and professional ingenuity; In KIC beside the technical parts we studied the social parts as well. For instance, the Tankyu concept in KIC is one of the serviceable methods for an Innovator course student to address the issues, provide the possible hypothesis and find a unique solution. Furthermore, the ability to design an ICT4D project from the scratch and making all the necessary documents to achieve the project goal was a significant achievement as well. Meanwhile, the special lectures which have been offered from the experts of different institutions were very useful and gratifying. The KIC is located in a tourist area of Kobe city where you can find different museums, and meet many foreigners. The international environment in KIC is good fortune for students; It is a great opportunity for cultural and information exchange. I would like to continue my study in KIC and pursue working as a specialist of ICT4D projects back in my beloved country Afghanistan.

Attractions of the course

  • Using the know-how from
    joint ventures with JICA
  • Our teachers are experienced
    practitioners
  • You can take the full course
    in English
  • Students are coming
    from various countries

Using experience obtained through cooperation with JICA.

ICT Innovator course curriculum is based on “Problem Resolution for Development issues (medical treatment, Agriculture, industrial development, government service streamlining, education) by Information –Communication Technology (ICT) training” which is held in 2012 for the 29 government officials from 8 African countries received a commission from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Professors who have considerable experience

KIC has a variety of teachers: not only the teachers who has served on the front line at the field of IT but also the expert on ICT4D, Urban Planning, or International Public Policy with considerable experience based on the actual business at JICA etc.

You can learn all program in English

All program is possible to earn the credit in English. Since the ICT related course is held in Japanese as well, students can select the course to meet the English proficiency of each student. In addition, students can learn from the basic even without any knowledge of ICT or International Cooperation.

Students from many countries

A great variety of students study at KIC, currently coming from a total of 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, in addition to Japan; and with backgrounds at government agencies, international organizations or as IT engineers at the private sector.

Using experience obtained through cooperation with JICA.

ICT Innovator course curriculum is based on “Problem Resolution for Development issues (medical treatment, Agriculture, industrial development, government service streamlining, education) by Information –Communication Technology (ICT) training” which is held in 2012 for the 29 government officials from 8 African countries received a commission from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Professors who have considerable experience

KIC has a variety of teachers: not only the teachers who has served on the front line at the field of IT but also the expert on ICT4D, Urban Planning, or International Public Policy with considerable experience based on the actual business at JICA etc.

You can learn all program in English

All program is possible to earn the credit in English. Since the ICT related course is held in Japanese as well, students can select the course to meet the English proficiency of each student. In addition, students can learn from the basic even without any knowledge of ICT or International Cooperation.

Students from many countries

A great variety of students study at KIC, currently coming from a total of 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, in addition to Japan; and with backgrounds at government agencies, international organizations or as IT engineers at the private sector.