Global Information and Telecommunication InstituteWaseda University

About the Institute

History and Overview

History

1996
  • Jun.
    Global Information and Telecommunication Project Center established
1997
  • Mar.
    International Symposium on international collaboration in education and research in GII/ NII held
  • Jun.
    The 9th year of Heisei Ministry of Education’s “Academic Frontier Promotion Activities” adopted
    GITI Forum (Asia Telecom ’97) held in Singapore
  • Dec.
    Waseda branch of Okinawa Research Center of the Telecommunications Advanced Organization of Japan opened
    Waseda Research Center of the Telecommunications Advanced Organization of Japan, Presentation of research results given
    Waseda Interoperability Test Lab (WITL) established (at Matsumoto Laboratory)
1998
  • Feb.
    GITI Symposium on “Seeking a future paradigm for universities in the era of digitalization” held
  • Apr.
    Lectures using distance learning system between Waseda Campus and Honjo Campus given (Spring semester 6 times, Fall semester 9 times using satellite links)
  • Jun.
    Global Information and Telecommunication Institute established
  • Oct.
    Distance learning project with Vietnam started
  • Nov.
    Lectures to commemorate the establishment of Global Information and Telecommunication Institute, “Multimedia, International cooperation and University” held
  • Dec.
    Advisory committee of the Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies established
1999
  • Mar.
    GITI symposium on “3D human body atlas & virtual reality” held
  • Nov.
    Presentation of research results on functions of global multimedia center held as part of Ministry of Education’s Academic Frontier Promotion Activities
2000
  • Mar.
    International Symposium on “International collaboration in education and research in regional network environments” held
  • Apr.
    The Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies established
    Advisory Committee of Global Information and Telecommunication Institute launched
  • Nov.
    The first GITI Forum held (at Hanyang University in Korea)
2001
  • Aug.
    Cooperation Agreement with ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to develop and provide educational and training program as well as research activities in the information and telecommunication area signed
  • Nov.
    Training program for persons in charge of information and telecommunication policy in Asian countries appointed by ITU provided
2002
  • Jan.
    Meeting to report on Academic Frontier Promotion Activities of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology held
  • Sep.
    “Productive ICT Academia” selected as a 21st Century COE Program
  • Oct.
    Islam and IT International Symposium held
    Forum to celebrate the establishment of Digital Movie Research Council, “New Contents Horizon Created by Broadband Network” held
  • Nov.
    ITU-Waseda ICT Workshop held
2003
  • Apr.
    Project Research Course, Interdisciplinary Research Course, and Career Development Course offered in Master’s Program
    Lectures to celebrate new students, “The structure of the future will be made by IT” given
  • Jun.
    IrDA Asia Technology Summit held
  • Sep.
    ITU-Waseda ICT Center established (YPR)
  • Oct.
    International Conference commemorating establishment of ITU-Waseda ICT Center held
  • Nov.
    Yokosuka community college’s course, “Future Societies led by Information and Telecommunication Technologies” held (ten lectures series)
2004
  • Jan.
    CIO-IT Management Seminar held
  • Apr.
    GITS/GITI Honjo campus opened
  • May.
    Open lecture, “That is how a movie is produced” given
  • Jun.
    Comprehensive partnership with PIA corporation in exchanges of people for the system of developing future creators of film/pictures united
  • Jul.
    CIO (Chief Information Officer) Management Seminar held
  • Sep.
    CIO-IT course in Master’s program newly offered *The admission to this course ended in 2009.
    Inter-Divisional Agreement with Tsinghua University signed
  • Oct.
    Research Exposition on Global Information and Telecommunications Studies held
  • Nov.
    Special Open lecture presented by University Professor Masahiro SHINODA organized
    ITU/APEC/Waseda International Workshop held
2005
  • Feb.
    Exhibited at “Honjo Waseda Research Park Forum”
  • Mar.
    The First Ubiquitous Health Care Forum held
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum held
  • Aug.
    The Second Ubiquitous Health Care Forum held
  • Nov.
    Japan ASEAN CIO Seminar 2005 held
2006
  • Jan.
    CIO Forum “New Roles and Tasks of CIO (Chief Information Officer), promoters of ICT Strategy” held
    Inauguration of “International Academy of CIO, Japan” held
  • Feb.
    Experimental Lectures with Chulalonkorn University using Distance Learning System over Asia Broadband Network organized
  • Mar.
    The Third Ubiquitous Health Care Forum held
    21st Century COE Program “Productive ICT Academia” Spring Symposium held
    Inter-Divisional Agreement with Beijing Film Academy signed
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum “Human Resource Development in the field of ICT in New Network Generation” held
    21st Century COE Program “Productive ICT Academia” Workshop on “Multimedia Contents and Standardization in IP age” held
    International Conference on ICT and Higher Education -Global e-Governance- held
  • Jul.
    Academic Frontier Promotion Activities Symposium on “Digital Archiving of World Heritage -Cutting-edge Technology for Record and Communication-” held
  • Oct.
    Research Exposition on Global Information and Telecommunications Studies – Aiming at serving as a base for Glocal Communication – held
2007
  • Jan.
    21st Century COE Program “Productive ICT Academia” General Symposium held
  • Feb.
    Experimental Lectures with Chulalonkorn University using Distance Learning System over Asia Broadband Network organized
  • Mar.
    International CIO Seminar held
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum “GITI’s Visions towards the Upcoming Decaden” held
2008
  • Feb.
    BNC(Broadband Network Convergence) Forum held
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum “International Collaboration in ICT Education and Research,and Standardization Activities” held
2009
  • Feb.
    BNC Forum “BNC Forum -International joint education program for ICT” held
  • Apr.
    Inter-Divisional Agreement with National Taiwan University signed (Duble Degree Program started)
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum held
  • Oct.
    GITS・GITI:”Research Festival 2009″ held
  • Nov.
    8th Waseda CIO Forum “Governance, Roadmap for Future Society” held
2010
  • Mar.
    BNC Forum “ICT in Community Health Care” held
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum “Japan and Middle East Cooperation in ICT Sector” held
  • Oct.
    GITS・GITI:”Research Festival 2010″ held
2011
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum ”Issues in info-communication to be examined after the 3.11 catastrophe” and “Paradigm shift in the 21st century global society and the meaning of info-communication research and education” held
  • Oct.
    GITS・GITI:”Research Festival 2011″ held
2012
  • Feb.
    Symposium”The Coming Smart Society and Advanced Science & Technology – Overcoming 3.11-” held
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum 2012″Borderless ICT Education and Research” held
  • Oct.
    GITS・GITI:”Research Festival 2012″ held
  • Nov.
    GITS・GITI & Hanyang University , Korea Joint Workshop held
    GITS・GITI & National Taiwan University Joint Workshop held
2013
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum 2013 “The development of user-centric info-communication society”held
  • Oct.
    GITS・GITI:”Research Festival 2013″ held
  • Dec.
    GITI/GITS Workshop “The highly-reliable new generation network in 2020” held
2014
  • May.
    “CCE Opening Forum” held
  • Oct.
    GITS・GITI:”Research Festival 2014″ held
  • Dec.
    “ICN Consortium Founding Lecture” held
2015
  • Feb.
    “Shiratori Lab Workshop” held
  • Mar.
    GITS” Open Lectures” held
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum 2015 “Evolution to 5G mobile communication” held
2016
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum 2016 “Applications of IoT, AI and Big Data to Enhance Environmental Sustainability in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery ” held
2017
  • Jun.
    GITI Forum 2017 “The Role of ICT in Healthcare and its Future ” held

 

Profile

name Global Information and Telecommunication Institute
organization WASEDA University
speciality Computer Network
Telecommunication Engineering
Multimedia Art & Science
Information Policy & Economy
faculty Full-time Faculty(Including Assistant Professor & Research Associate) 14
Full-time Researcher (Including Research Associate) 3
Part-time Researcher 8
Adiunct Researcher 57
(Date Oct. 01, 2018)
campus Nishi-Waseda campus

 

Organization

Shigekazu SAKAI Director
Shigeru SHIMAMOTO Vice-Director
Hideyoshi TOMINAGA Adviser
Kohei ANDO Adviser
Yoshiyori URANO Adviser
Toshitaka TSUDA Adviser
Masahiro ONISHI Administrative Director
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