President Susan Fuhrman
Teachers College
Columbia University, USA

Columbia University Teachers College

October 29, 2008


Dr. Yasuko Hasegawa,
President of Kyoto Computer Gakuin,

Mr. Wataru Hasegawa,
Board-Chair, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics,

I extend our congratulations to Kyoto Computer Gakuin on the celebration of your 45th anniversary, as well as the 5th anniversary of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics.

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), also known as Kyoto School of Computer Science, founded in 1963, is the first private computer school in Japan. KCG has over 38,000 alumni, now making a difference in various parts of the world.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) is the first ICT professional graduate school in Japan, which offers terminating degrees in IT. Our alumnus, Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, is the founder of this school, and our Teachers College faculty, particularly have also been involved with KCGI. As a Teachers College graduate, I am proud to know this great accomplishment of a fellow graduate alumnus.

Congratulations to the KCG and the KCGI, and the dedicated members of faculty and management, and to all the students who benefit from excellence in IT education in Japan, delivered by KCG and KCGI.



Susan Fuhrman
Susan Fuhrman