Hear what some of our students have to say about studying at KIC.

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The ICT demand in international markets is rising every day; the Innovator course at Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) is an actual and essential course to fulfill the market interest. In spite of having 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 on the path 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.
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.
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Hello, this is Simon Dedjo Yao from Ivory Coast. I completed a Masters Degree in Geography and a Masters degree in GIS & Remote Sensing at University Felix Houphouët of Abidjan. After a few years of professional experience in different projects and especially in the JICA’s project of the “Development of the Urban Master Plan and Transport Master plan of the Greater Abidjan” within the multidisciplinary team of Oriental Consultants Co.Ltd, I realized that I need more skills in the field of ICT (Software Engineering, Programming, Network technology) and ICT4D in order to increase my efficiency and be able to handle real word problems in their holistic dimension.
Through JICA’s ABE Initiative (African Business Education Initiative for Youth) program, I got a scholarship and I made the choice to study at Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) to fulfill my career objectives. At KIC, I belong to Professor Ikuo Sugiyama Lab, a Lab which researches about utilization of ICT for efficient Management of urban area and its development. The research axes of the Lab motivate my choice of that Lab. Personally, I researched about the “development of a Flood Alert system for a quasi-real time flood risk information sharing in Abidjan”.
I appreciate my Lab research activities which are based on Lab activities with my Supervisor, collaboration with other labs of KIC and the Lab of Osaka University (Division of Global Architecture), writing papers and attending conferences and workshops.
I hope to get valuable skills during my graduation in order to apply them back to my home country and to set up innovative businesses.
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My name is Ngugi Victor Njoroge and I am from Kenya. I am pursuing a Masters in Information technology here at the graduate school of Information Technology at Kobe Institute of Computing. The theme of my research paper is ‘ICT and digital media in Marketing: Creating applications to enhance market access in SMEs.’ My study is about finding how successful Japanese SMEs and companies have embraced ICT to enable them to get a head start and boost their growth and cement their position in the market. Specifically digital media technology can improve efficiency, to stay ahead of game.
Ms. Chika Yoshida is my laboratory Professor. Her knowledge about the business of Japanese companies has helped me with my study. Studying with my other lab members broadens my thought process.
I have done a lot of literature research; this is a very key step in my theme study. My lab has regular meetings with my Professor to go over my findings and look at what needs to be done next.
With the research that I have been doing, introducing my product into the market is the next step. I will have enough data about the market and development skills of building an augmented reality application and commercializing it will be very possible and near future. With this I hope to work with a Japanese company to realize this goal.
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The lab is creating a convenient environment in raising leadership, innovation and Business management skill. On a weekly basis there are interactive discussions on world news, business trends or any news affecting business.
We attended several visitations to companies which connect us with them, gave us understanding of new technology and exposing us to advanced business practice. There are enough sessions of One to One meetings with Prof. Yamanaka, where we discuss our progress in our thesis and theme studies.
I enjoyed to be part in this lab because extensive knowledge the professor shared with us which stems from his international and local consulting experience. KIC has brought a breakthrough in my professional life. It has been a remarkable juncture of discovery. KIC is a center of influence and excellence.
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Participants of the lab come from diverse and culturally rich backgrounds, i.e Asian, Middle Eastern and African as well as academic and professional backgrounds, including Architecture, Urban Planning, Engineering, Civil Engineering and ICT. Consequently, interactions in the lab are rich in perspective of the developing world.
"nILab" conducts discussions through the triangular approach (instructor to students, student to student, students to instructor).
My research intends to examine Streetlights as a cyber-physical social system. A platform, an enabler of Smart Social cities. Through the research, I purpose to re-think the place of the streetlights as part of a continuously evolving and increasingly networked infrastructure that can enable cities to improve the quality of City-zens, and address real needs with effective and long-term quality services.
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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".
Our lab aim is to combine a Development issue with specialist technical knowledge, enabling us to analyze, design, validate and implement ICT systems in its operational context since ICT has the potential to improve our learning outcomes and effectiveness.
ICT is considered as central to the overall learning process ICT provide engaging Hamayun Abdu experience to improve our skills in decision making and leadership.
Our University has very supportive environment and if we are passionate about something they will help us out.
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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.
Fortunately, my dream changed to reality when I came to Japan, the land of technology through JICA's PEACE program in 2015.
I selected Kobe institute of Computing (KIC) as my favorite university because it is focusing on Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), which was looking for.
Based on my research interest in the use of ICT in education, I conducted research on the utilization and evaluation of cloud computing for e-learning in Afghan Higher Education under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Wannous in infinity Lab.
The Lab is equipped with state of the art facilities and it provides a professional environment for its students to try new technologies, work together and learn from the experiences of each other. It mainly focuses on the use of Cloud Computing Web and Mobile Technologies in various fields, especially education.
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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 planning designing implementing and managing using a real life project and scenarios in Africa.
We collaborate with both private and public organizations to find common issues. Students set a common goal through the supervision of the Professor and using the PCM (Project Cycle Management) and PDM (Project Design Matrix) which are the main tools in Project Development to achieve the set goal and objectives.
We welcome students who can 'Try Together, Think Together, Work Together!!!"