The University of Aizu was established in 1993 as Japan's first universityspecializing in computer science and engineering, which is a highly promisingdiscipline with wide applications.
To put its founding principle into practice, the University of Aizu recruited faculty from throughout the world. The situation in Japan today is such that both the quality and quantity of computer researchers and engineers are insufficient, and there are only a limited number of people capable of supervising them at the time when the University was established.
The University sought outstanding faculty by reviewing their achievements in their respective fields through detailed examinations, and this resulted in approximately 40% of the faculty being non-Japanese. this level of internationality has become one of the University's most distinctive features.
In terms of employment rate, our graduates are employed at a rate of nearly 100% every year, in spite of continuing economic stagnation. The rate of students who received informal assurance of employment last academic year was 100%. This implies specialists in computer science are needed in all fields of industry, and that our University has maintained a high reputation in society.With regard to job-hunting activities, attentive care regarding career development is offered to students.
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The aim of the counseling office of the University of Aizu is to help the student successfully accomplish personal and academic goals. Counseling is available both in English and Japanese.
On the university campus, students from all over the country and around the world learn about being social and cooperative through communal living and communal use of facilities. University accommodation at Somei House is also available in order to support improved ambition to study and a harmonious student lifestyle,
The affiliated library collects books, journals and papers systematically, makes the effective use of them, and gives the service for users properly. The library has no unnecessary partitions, creating an open atmosphere. We can retrieve information such as the location and the loan status of books we wish to read from any computer inside the University.
The University of Aizu is located in a suburb of Aizu-Wakamatsu City, a castle town with a population of 120,000. Surrounded by rural fields, this University is situated in a splendid environment of abundant green. Many University students reside in Aizu-Wakamatsu City while they are students. It is not a large city, and bicycles are a convenient means of transportation.
The Support Association for International Students of the University of Aizu (SAISUA)
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