The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced that it has selected four institutions, represented by Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Telecommunications University, Osaka University, and Waseda University, as the institution for the 2017 Data-related Human Resources Development Program.

 The data-related human resources development program discovers and develops "advanced data-related human resources" who make full use of data-related technologies such as AI, IoT, big data, and security, which are required for Japan to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution.・ The purpose is to support the efforts of companies and universities that consistently promote their activities.

 In the business scheme, the training institution forms a consortium with multiple companies and other institutions such as universities that wish to hire data-related human resources, and the training institution recruits and selects doctoral students and doctoral degree holders. Develop and implement a training program.We will promote the activities of those who have completed the training program in various places in society, including the participating organizations of the consortium.In developing the training program, the results of the AIP project, which conducts research and development of innovative basic technologies for artificial intelligence, will also be utilized.

 The representative institutions of the four institutions selected this time are Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Telecommunications University, Osaka University, and Waseda University, respectively, forming consortiums with universities and companies, respectively.
Tokyo Medical and Dental University forms a "Big Data Medical and AI Drug Discovery Consortium" with Tohoku University, Keio University, Tokyo University of Science, etc., and exchanges research information and develops human resources through training programs.
The University of Electro-Communications will start the "Data Entrepreneur Fellow Program" to develop top-level human resources such as data science together with Tsuda College and Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Osaka University has Kobe University, Shiga University, Wakayama University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology as participating institutions, and Kyoto University as a collaborative institution. aim.
Waseda University will train doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in a wide range of fields, and will provide comprehensive career support and strengthen synergistic cooperation.Ochanomizu University, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University, etc. will participate.

Reference: [Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Data-related human resources development program (about 29)

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