It is my great pleasure to present you our 2005 Annual Review reporting our activities during the 2005 academic year.
The 21st Century is called the age of the ubiquitous computing society, where computers are in use universally. The world of computer science and engineering, including the University of Aizu, envisions a ubiquitous computing society as a society represented by cutting-edge computer technology, e.g. network computing and grid computing, and scientists and engineers well versed in software technology.
Software technology has cultural aspect since a computer language is a description of thinking and designed in a cultural environment. Therefore, creative researches and education in the field of software technology should be performed in multi-cultural environment.
Approximately 40% of our faculty are non-Japanese from some 11 different countries. This is a truly unique feature among Japanese universities, but common in top-level universities in the world.
We are proud of our international, multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment, which is adequate to foster internationally educated experts without their going abroad. The working language for research and education on our campus is English. Our university is a knowledge hub where international collaborations are actively carried out all the time.
We hope our research results will be used for the benefit of business/industry and society at large.
With my warmest regards to all of you,
July 31, 2006