School of Information
Studies towards a people-friendly information society
Pursuing flexible, people-friendly next generation information technology
The information environment surrounding us today is changing rapidly, due to the diffusion of advanced information systems using networks and information processing technology. As a result, the user community has expanded greatly, and now ranges from children to the elderly. This presents us with the pressing need to create an environment where everyone can get the benefits of informatization securely. As well, information and communication technology is no longer in the era of telecommunications, which lasted more than 100 years; we are moving into an era of optical communications with breathtaking information transmission capacity. This kind of new communication technology, along with astounding progress in information processing technology, is making even bigger changes in the information environment of humanity.
Human resources who can respond to this time of great transformation, this 'information revolution,' must have a flexible mind-set, broad perspectives, education in creating variable user-friendly information systems, the ability to create new ICT and ICT applications, and deep insights for identifying the relationships between information, media and people. KUT's School of Information promotes cutting edge research which pioneers futuristic information technology and shapes the future of the information society, and at the same time cultivates engineers and researchers who can respond to advanced information systems scenarios, providing education through which learners can understand the essence of information technology and fostering the boldness and flexibility required for innovation.
A systematic teaching method that fosters the abilities required for qualifications and teaching certificates
The School provides four majors, each consisting of three stages. First, the Foundation Academic Courses offer the knowledge required for an understanding of the second stage, the Intermediate Academic Courses. After mastering the specialized knowledge in four major subject areas in the second stage, learners proceed to the final stage, the Advanced Academic Courses, which expose them to research experimentation to consolidate their specialized knowledge, and graduation research. A key educational characteristic of the School of Information is that these three stages are not presented in separate academic years but rather in an ongoing, systematic four-year education program. By studying specialized topics right from the first year, students can come to an understanding of the charm of each specialized area and can consider and compare those areas when selecting their specialized fields.
- Human Related Information Technologies
- Information and Media Technologies
- Communications and Computing Technologies
- Computer Science