/ Tosiyasu L. Kunii / Professor
/ Makoto Ikeda / Professor
/ Qi Ming Chen / Associate Professor
/ Tsuyosi Ishikawa / Assistant Professor
/ Yuko Kesen / Assistant Professor
/ Kazuaki Yamauchi / Assistant Professor
The University of Aizu aims to become a front-line university providing the greatest range of the most up-to-date educational and research activities in the field of computer science and engineering internationally. It is a unique institution unparalleled by any other existing Japanese university, which can be seen also from its policy of internationally open and competitive faculty positions. In fact, the majority of positions are filled by foreign faculty.
Under these circumstances, the University of Aizu realized the need for a special planning and management organization that is exclusively dedicated to the advancement of the University, the study of its future directions, and the making of original plans. This need led to the establishment of the Office for Planning and Management headed by the University President.
Two of their main tasks are:
The University's mission is to create leading computer scientists and engineers who can play active roles not only in Japan but internationally as well. Therefore, Aizu has become the first Japanese university to offer systematically organized curricula tailored to the essentials of computer science and engineering. Since computer science and engineering is a field of fast progress and development, it is necessary to constantly improve the curricula to provide the appropriate educational experience to the students. In addition, the Office examines and studies the educational needs of the graduate school.
The University hopes to gain a leading position in the world in the fields of basic computer science studies, system development and application, and top-down interactive coursewares. In addition to individual and course research, the Office promotes joint research inside and outside of the University, top-down education, and international joint research. The Office makes concrete studies and plans regarding this research and associated activities.