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Tokyo Tech teams up with Yahoo! JAPAN and others to launch new program
January 7, 2020
All graduate-level students of Tokyo Tech will be eligible for data science (DS) and artificial intelligence (AI) training from academic year 2020 onwards. The program, launched in collaboration with Yahoo! JAPAN and other global businesses, aims to develop professionals who combine their advanced specializations with a solid knowledge of DS and AI to create societal solutions and new industries.
Tokyo Tech already provides the basics of information literacy to its bachelor-level students, and the new DS/AI initiative will be the first of its kind among Japanese universities. It treats data science and artificial intelligence as not only useful tools but also bridges that encourage sharing, collaboration, and co-creation across disciplines and specializations.
Specifically, the Progressive Graduate Minor in Data Science and AI will include both basic and applied courses. Basic courses will be organized mostly by the School of Computing, while lectures and exercises in the applied courses will be led by visiting lecturers from Yahoo! JAPAN and other companies. Students who meet all the requirements at the end of the course will receive a certificate of completion from Tokyo Tech. Trial classes are already underway, and the full launch of the program will take place in April 2020.
In addition, Tokyo Tech is working with Hitotsubashi University and Ochanomizu University to develop their own DS/AI training programs. The Institute will also offer its DS and AI expertise to working professionals through corporate training sessions and lifelong learning programs.
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