Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC)
Graduate School of Information Technology
school 'Real-World' Learning
An Introduction to KIC.
Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC), Graduate School of Information Technology is just a short walk from Sannomiya Station in the center of the beautiful city of Kobe. KIC introduces a program to produce 'work-ready' professional IT personnel who, regardless of their previous field of education or previous work experience, will be prepared for professional roles in the IT industry. The program curriculum is progressively structured in a way that proceeds from foundations to application & practice.
Social Innovation & Development, with International Cooperation, through ICT.
We foster highly motivated individuals who can work in various fields, including engineers to develop software, build information & communication networks, create embedded software, construct and design various information systems. KIC graduates are capable of development management as IT architects and project managers, and can contribute to international cooperation & social development through information communication technology (ICT).
Our Two Targets for Student's Training.
1. Professionals who can provide technical solutions to social issues by the design and maintenance of new systems using their own ICT skills.
2. Highly insightful experts who are able to demonstrate leadership in problem solving practice, with the cooperation of ICT technicians.
President Toshiki Sumitani
Why do you learn ICT?
Why do you learn ICT? Is it for yourself in order to make your living? That is fine, but we believe you could achieve much more than that. KIC's motto is "Social Innovation by ICT and yourself," which means you come up with ideas for solving issues in your society utilizing ICT, and taking leadership in implementing these solutions for your community, for your country for society as a whole. We believe technology should be used for social good, not for evil.
Graduate School of Information Technology, Department of Information Systems
Master of Science in Information Systems (professional)
Term of Study
Students develop their skills through 'ICT' based subjects and 'Social Development and Innovator System' subjects. Students are able to combine the knowledge and skills gained through these subjects and apply them to the TANKYU Practice and Specific Themed Research which lie at the heart of the university.
For each of the issues in the Specific Theme Research, students are required to build and verify
a hypothesis for providing new value using ICT technology. The students will also perform a
thorough investigation and discuss the results and implications.
On top of this, students
will confirm the uniqueness of their solution by investigating similar solutions, as well as
verifying the possibility of realization by investigating income/expense balance through cost
simulation. The student's findings are completed as an action plan and written up as a master's
Individual Subject Information
For further information on the course structure and individual subjects, please click the link below.
I am a determined, and detail-oriented lady, a pioneer in social innovation and entrepreneurship,
using available ICT solutions to foster Social Development.
Tsuji's Lab deals with actual Project Management where students are exposed to project
Musa Nanahawau Torera
Federal Republic of Nigeria
I have been working as an assistant lecturer at one of the public universities in Kabul Afghanistan. It was my dream to do my master study in a well-developed country, where l could learn not only at the university but also from the environment and society...
Mohammad Nazim Kabiri
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Our lab is collaborative project Management using ICT to support student's startups exploring innovation and creativity at any stage. It provides open co-working space and Self-motivated working style to find the solution for the social issues based on the "Tankyu practice"...
Hamayun Abdul Rahimzai
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Features of Education
Acquisition of practical ICT knowledge and skills
In order to develop skilled professionals, our faculty consists of experienced corporate pioneers from companies such as SONY and Panasonic who cooperate with a variety of researchers and education experts, to instill practical capabilities through group work, and simulated projects.
Development of the ability to discover and resolve issues
For challenges in the real world, various factors complicate progress, and for such problems, you need to have the power to discover their essence. In the curriculum of KIC, you will develop this power through “TANKYU Practice” exercises and “Specific Theme Research”.
Learning international cooperation and social development utilizing ICT
By taking ICT and social development-related lectures and working on solving actual issues beside government-sponsored students from developing countries, it is possible to learn international cooperation, social development, and social innovation
Part of a global community
KIC is actively developing academic agreements and cooperation with various institutions both in Japan and overseas, in order to create a rich educational environment that promotes developing advanced ICT human resources, who can be successful internationally.
Learn more about our exchange programs and partner institutions by clicking below.
Our Faculty Members
Assistant to the Vice President / Professor
We have challenges with the aim to solve the various problems of our society by enhancing our practical skills of software engineering and project management. We are also working on systems modeling, business analysis, agile, service science, lean startup, and...
President / Professor
Many ICT projects fail. They stop in the middle, don’t meet the deadline, or users don’t want to use the new system. As the president of KIC, I would like my students to succeed in their future projects. Learning “Tankyu Practice” will equip you with methodologies to increase your rate of success...
One of my research interests is human interface technology, with my students we study in particular the application of “floating images” to visualization of medical information, amusement, and other areas. Also with international students we are studying the application of sensor networks to...
Kobe Institute of Computing is an educational organization that is made up of three main schools, teaching at many different levels from vocational ICT & Graphic Design skills to Masters Level ICT and ICT4D courses.
Our schools are The Graduate School of Information Technology where our Masters courses are taught, and Kobe Electronics Vocational School also know as 'Kobe Denshi', where we teach job-ready skills and we also have our Japanese Language Department, which prepares our overseas students for study on our courses that are held in Japanese.
It is equipped with facilities which enable distance learning from overseas. There is also a lecture room for group work which suits active learning.
This lab is used primarily to study Open Source Software (OSS), programming and networking classes. To provide ICT education with OSS, we have installed the Linux OS on each PC in the lab.
It has a variety of books on ICT and social development.
Students can work on their research in a group with other laboratory’s members.
Free Study Space
All the booths are separated by partitions so that students can work on their research and study without distraction.
Foyer and Sonic Hall in the Kitano Building
The Foyer has a capacity of about 100 persons for special lectures and workshops. Sonic Hall can be used for various kinds of events with a capacity of 300 people. Internet broadcasting is also available.
Latest News at KIC
Mr. Kenji Fukuoka, Vice-president of KIC, gave a lecture at the "Africa Business Seminar in Kobe 2018"
"Africa Business Seminar in Kobe 2018" was held on September 14th, 2018 under the co-sponsorship of the Kobe city government, Rexvirt Communications Inc., JICA, JETRO, and Kobe Institute of Computing...
KIC Graduation Ceremony (Fall, 2018)
The KIC Graduation Ceremony for fall 2018 was held on September 15th, 2018.
We were glad to have a lot of attendance from the embassy, Kobe city, companies, and student’s families, friends and host families. ICT Innovator course students from 20 countries...