Graduate schools of information science at eight national university corporations (Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, and Kyushu University) will collaborate on March 8, 2024 (Sunday) 3 From now on, we will be holding ``Informatics for all by all, jointly held by 17 universities,'' in a hybrid format of online and face-to-face, because we want you, both girls and boys, who are undecided, to aim for informatics.

 The use of generative AI such as ChatGPT is spreading at an astonishing speed, and high schools are becoming more advanced, with "Information I" becoming a compulsory subject from 2022, and "Information" being added to the university entrance common test subject in 2025. Knowledge of information has become one of the essential skills for society in the future, as well as information personnel with specialized expertise.

 However, the current situation at universities and graduate schools in the information field is that diversity is lacking, with the ratio of female students being extremely low and gender balance not being maintained. In order to make the most of informatics, create a safe, secure, and fair society, and solve social issues, we need people from diverse perspectives, including differences in gender, nationality, region of residence, and social issues of interest. It is important to incorporate people's opinions and ideas into ``informatics''.

 "Informatics for all by all", which will be held at eight universities this time, aims to expand the scope of informatics and realize diversity, and is aimed at junior high school and high school students. We will communicate the appeal of informatics, including its possibilities and future career paths. In addition, we have prepared a program to convey the current and future of informatics to parents and middle and high school teachers who will be consulted when choosing a career path. In particular, we will try to show how informatics is useful in other academic fields and solving social issues, and we will also ask graduate students and young researchers to explain how they became interested in informatics and the lives of students and researchers. I will also tell you about

 On the day of the event, we will be holding online (ZOOM Webinar) on the campuses of 8 universities (Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kyushu University) so that people from all over Japan and overseas can easily participate. method).

 Participation is free. The target audience is junior and senior high school students, their guardians, and junior high and high school teachers, and participants are also welcome to join with friends, parents and children, and teachers. Regarding face-to-face programs, Osaka University's program is for middle and high school students and technical college students, and Kyushu University's program is for female high school and junior high school students. Tokyo Institute of Technology's School of Information Science and Technology will limit its eligibility to female students and female applicants in light of the start of the comprehensive entrance exam for women.

 The number of seats and application methods (lottery system, first-come-first-served basis, etc.) vary depending on the university, so please check the website and application form below for details.

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