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New School Approved: The School of Informatics and Data Science is to be Opened at Hiroshima University in April 2018

On 25th August 2017, Hiroshima University was notified that the MEXT Council accepted the university’s proposals concerning the establishment of the School of Informatics and Data Science at Hiroshima University, which means now it is official that the School is to be established in April 2018 (H30).

The School of Informatics and Data Science aims to further develop research in the fields of Information Science and Information Technology, which underpins IT innovations such as AI and Big Data. At the same time, each course at the School intends to cultivate the following individuals respectively: “Data scientists” who are capable of coming up with possible solutions by manipulating and analyzing massive amount of data; “Data Processing Specialists” who are equipped with skills and techniques for processing vast amount of data.

As for the admission quota, the School of Informatics and Data Science will accept 80 students per year. It offers the following two courses: i) “Data Science” which entails comprehending the contents of the data concerned, ii) “Informatics” which entails learning data processing techniques.

The School of Informatics and Data Science intends to cultivate individuals who are capable of making contributions to the development of modern society, which is rapidly globalized and is becoming highly information-based.

The "Admission Office (AO) Entrance Examination” application guidelines for admissions in academic year 2018 are available. (in Japanese)

[Inquiries]
Preparatory Committee for the opening of the School of Informatics and Data Science, Hiroshima University

TEL: 082-424-7611
Email: kou-gaku-gakubu*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Please replace the asterisk with @)


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