THE UNIVERISTY OF AIZU
Tsuruga,Ikki-machi,Aizu-Wakamatsu City,Fukushima, 965-8580; Japan
THE UNIVERISTY OF AIZU was established in 1993 as the first university in Japan solely dedicated to computer science and engineer.
In the Edo era, the Aizu region came to be well-known as a han (feudal clan) devoted to education of children. This was characterized by the school of the Aizu clan with traditions, Nisshinkan. However, as there was no 4-year university in the Aizu region, the Fukushima Prefectural Government determined to establish a prefectural university in this region where people carried on the tradition of being enthusiastic about children's education. For establishment of a new university in the progress of highly internationalized and information-oriented society, it was considered essential to foster internationally-minded human resources that would lead the way in development of informatics in the future. Therefore, it was decided that the university would be solely dedicated to computer science and engineering, and was established in April, 1993.