University of Aizu

The University of Aizu (Japanese: 会津大学, romanizedAizu Daigaku) in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, is the first university dedicated to computer science engineering in Japan. It has about 1,100 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university's motto is "to advance knowledge for humanity" and it carries out significant research in computer science.

The University of Aizu
会津大学 (Aizu Daigaku)
The seal of the University of Aizu
Motto"to advance knowledge for humanity"
PresidentRyuichi Oka
Administrative staff
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 20 hectares


The University of Aizu is in Aizuwakamatsu city in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

The university specializes in computer science education, both hardware and software, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is known for its open access to computers; there is a 1:1 ratio of computers to students, and students have access to a computer 24 hours a day. Additionally, the computers are replaced every three years, so the available computer equipment is always recent technology.

University of Aizu main gate

In addition to computer science, English language education is an important aspect of the University of Aizu. The university is officially bilingual and all official meetings and correspondence are interpreted and translated. Approximately 40% of professors come from overseas, including countries such as Vietnam, India, South Korea, Canada, United States, Russia and China. Not only do students enroll in English courses throughout their undergraduate programs, many of their computer science courses are taught in English. Students are required to write a graduation thesis in English. The university has international students at the masters and doctoral levels.

In 2005, the University of Aizu was chosen by the Japanese government, along with 20 other universities, to be a national center responsible for the improvement of international education. In this role, the University of Aizu carries out computer science research in collaboration with foreign universities such as Shanghai University, China and Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. The University of Aizu has research ties with many universities overseas, has international staff, and accepts students from abroad.

The president is Ryuichi Oka.

Top Global UniversityEdit

In September 2014, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) selected the University of Aizu as one among 37 universities for the Top Global University Project.[1]


The university is located on a 20 hectare campus in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima. The university has a student dormitory, sports and swimming facilities, and numerous playing fields.

Faculties and graduate schoolsEdit

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Technology and Project Management

Graduate fields of studyEdit

  • Computer Devices
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Network Systems
  • Recognition and the Human Interface
  • Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Organization and Parallel Processing
  • Synthetic Worlds, Virtual Reality and Multimedia
  • Knowledge Engineering, Cybernetics and Software Systems
  • Software Engineering and Information Technology

Research institutes, centers, and facilitiesEdit


  1. ^ "Selection for the FY 2014 Top Global University Project" (PDF). MEXT.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°31′25.2″N 139°56′19.5″E / 37.523667°N 139.938750°E / 37.523667; 139.938750