Computer science education in Japanese universities
In this paper the early research with respect to computers in Japan is briefly described. Then it is reported how computer science education was started under the name ‘information engineering’ or ‘information science’ in most universities in Japan. The situation was not ideal, as is illustrated by the fact that electrical engineering with FORTRAN programming could also be grouped under these headings. Some efforts of the Information Processing Society of Japan to overcome this situation are discussed. Also the results of a discussion about general informatics education for noninformatics majors are reported.
KeywordsInformatics university education informatics majors noninformatics majors curriculum (general) academic requirements
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