Activities of ICT Innovator course 2019 students


ICT innovator course 2019 started on October, 2019. The new students from different 15 countries including Japan were welcomed by many guests from government office, private companies, and members of the KIC faculty.

The new students of ICT Innovator course 2019 work on every lecture like “Tankyu Practice” diligently.

In the “Tankyu Practice”, students verified and substantiated from the viewpoint of the “sources of money”, “skills/know-how”, and “human resources”. Then they made the “Tankyu Chart” based on the “Tankyu Practice” method as the hypothesis for solving the problems and providing additional value. Finally, they are ready to give presentations.

They also work on every event diligently in KIC.

A tea party was held for welcoming the students. This party also aimed to promote a good relationship between the students and the faculty members.

In the group-by-group competition, students participated in games where they had to guess the pictures someone drew on a whiteboard. Everyone had a good time.

Moreover, they participated in presentation session of ideas about "Bold Business for a Better Planet" in“Hult Prize On Campus”. The Hult Prize Foundation transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them. With a US $1,000,000 global startup prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and trainings to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth everywhere to take action to build a better world.
Hult Prize On Campus gives you an opportunity to deliver social change by bringing Hult Prize programs at your university. The winning team from On Campus Program will have a guaranteed spot at one of 25+ Regional Summits happening across the globe. Every team did great presentation!

Please keep to watch the activities of KIC’s fresh students!

ICT Professional Course student won the best presentation award in 2019 in an international academic conference (ICBEED 2019)


"The 2019 International Conference on Built Environment and Eco-Design (ICBEED 2019)" was held at Kyoto Research Park in 26th~28th December 2019.
In the conference, Kaori Ishino, ICT professional course student of KIC won the best presentation award by her theme "Research of an Algorithm for Reaching the Closest Charging Device during a Disaster."

Searching system for charging spots on smartphones, which are indispensable to daily life, and developing the prototype of route guidance functions was highly evaluated by the conference reviewers.

This research is considered to cooperate with VPP (virtual power plant), at an experimental stage in 2020 and is also planned to collaborate with a "multilingual team," and "evacuation route search team."

This project team is planned to make further research presentations at academic conferences.

KIC has been selected as one of The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program


KIC is pleased to announce to you that the ICT Innovator-course program has been selected as one of The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program. You can find it listed under the 30 Preferred Programs.

The application is to be submitted directly to the scholarship site.
If you are eligible and would like to apply for the program then you are going to need the letter of acceptance from KIC.

To issue acceptance letters to applicants, KIC is planning to conduct an examination as follows:

  • The examination date is April 18th
  • To take this examination, you need to apply to KIC by April 10th.
  • The publication of results will be on April 22nd.

If you wish to apply, please proceed immediately. You will have to prepare your application materials quickly and at the same time inform KIC that you intend to take the examination.

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program - Deadline Exceeded


To those who have an interest to KIC in applying to Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP).

Dear Sir/Madame

We really appreciate your interest to us - Kobe Institute of Computing, Graduate School of Information Technology (KIC). But it is too regret to inform you that the dead line of the application to the entrance examination of KIC this time is exceeded and application is already closed.
It is appreciated if understand we cannot meet your expectation this time.

However, if you have still interest to us and want 2020 fall entry, we would like to welcome you to enroll with us at your own expense.
Our next entrance examination of 2020 fall entrance for overseas student is scheduled between June 30th, 2020 and July 4th, 2020. The application deadline is June 20th, 2020.
*KIC gives scholarship as the reduction of the tuition to financially difficult students.
*Some of our students are receiving a scholarship supporting their living expenses by Japanese Organizations. You can apply them after you begin the study with us.

If you would like to challenge 2021 fall entry for 2021 JJWBGSP, we would like to welcome your application to our 2021 entrance examination. The schedule of our entrance exam. for 2021 fall entry will be announced sometime late in this year or early in 2021.
For your challenge to 2021 entry, you can also consider to apply a scholarship program provided by Japan International Cooperation Agency‎ (JICA) , as KIC is adopted to accept students of scholarship programs of JICA.
Those JICA scholarship programs are:

  • African Business Education Initiative Master's and Internship Program for Youth & SDGs Global Leadership Masters and PhD Programs [link here]
  • Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE) [link here]
  • *Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees (JISR) [link here]

We advise you strongly to contact the nearest JICA office or to follow the latest news for further information.

We would like to give you our great thanks for having interest to KIC and wish to meet you sometime in the future here in KOBE, Japan.

Yours sincerely

The Ambassador of Republic of Rwanda came for a visit to KIC


Rwandan ambassador to Japan, Mr. Rwamucyo Ernest, visited Kansai for two days on July 14 and 15, as expressive of respect for the first time after his taking office. Republic of Rwanda and KIC have long been continuing an interaction since the principal of our institute visited the country for the first time in 2012. Also, a number of excellent students from this country are enrolled in our institute. Republic of Rwanda is an ICT nation, and the president Kagame has deep interests in ICT for Development (ICT4D) and in human resource development by using ICT. The ambassador’s visit to the governor of Hyogo Prefecture and the mayor of Kobe City was realized by the invitation of our institute.

The following is the details of the itinerary:

Tuesday, July 14
  • Rwandan ambassador Ernest went to pay respect to Mr. Ido Toshizou, the governor of Hyogo Prefecture, having a talk about future engagement with Hyogo Prefecture through our institute.

  • Ambassador Ernest had a talk with Mr. Fukuoka Tomio, the chairman of Computer Sougou Gakuen, about deeper engagement with our institute in the future.

  • Ambassador Ernest observed Kobe Denshi. At Kitano Hall, game programming was explained.

  • At Swift xi, which Kobe Institute of Computing established by join finance, new services using drones and other topics were explained.

  • At Kobe Institute of Computing, round-table talk with president Mr. Sumitani Toshiki and other faculty members was held.

Wednesday, July 15
  • At KIMEC Center Building, ambassador Ernest observed the facilities, and enjoyed the views of Kobe City.

  • Ambassador Ernest enjoyed lunch with the alumni and students of our institute from the Republic of Rwanda.

  • Ambassador Ernest had a talk with the members of the Kobe City Councilor Federation of Japan Rwanda Friendship.

  • Ambassador Ernest had a talk with Mr. Hisamoto Kizou, mayor of Kobe City, reconfirming the deep and cordial relationship between the Republic of Rwanda and Kobe City through our institute.

  • Ambassador Ernest had a talk with CEO of UCC Holdings, and had a great interest as the ambassador of coffee producing nation.

There were quite a few programs in two short days, but ambassador Ernest showed great interests to all of them. We believe the ambassador had enjoyed his stay in Kobe.