国際高専:国際高等専門学校

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ルイス・バークスデール Lewis Barksdale

個を輝かせ、他と協働し、
新たな価値を創出する
グローバルイノベーターの育成

国際高等専門学校校長 ルイス・バークスデール

ルイス・バークスデール Lewis Barksdale

「国際高等専門学校」は、社会全体が大きく変化する中にあって、新たな価値を創出し活躍できるグローバルイノベーターの輩出を目的にした、全く新しい高等専門学校です。併設校である金沢工業大学と連携し、英語での工学基礎・専門基礎を重視すると共に、世界的工学教育CDIOプロセスを導入した強靭な人間力とリーダーシップ力を育成する高専教育を実施します。先進的な工学教育を実施している金沢工業大学・大学院との一貫教育を実施することで、これからの社会で活躍できる「リーダーの育成」を強力に推進する新たな高等教育システムの構築を目指しています。
さらに、学年が進むにつれて教育環境を変えることで、より複雑な課題に取り組めるようにします。1、2年次を過ごす全寮制の白山麓キャンパスでは、白山の豊かな自然の中で、地域社会や産業界とも協力し、持続可能な発展を目指すプロジェクトも取り入れます。3年次のニュージーランド留学、4、5年次の金沢キャンパスと、最適な場所で最大の成果を生む教育に尽力します。
国際高専は、国内外から幅広く学生を募集します。グローバルな環境で、さまざまな刺激を受けながら成長できる舞台です。国際高専のイノベーションにご期待ください。

ルイス・バークスデール Lewis Barksdale

To foster creative innovartors who can collaborate with others to positively contribute to today's global world.

International College of Technology Kanazawa President 

Lewis Barksdale

ルイス・バークスデール Lewis Barksdale

MISSION STATEMENT

Innovation for a Fast-Changing World

As the pace of change in society, industry, and the workplace continues to increase, as science (understanding of the world) and technology (ability to change the world) rapidly advance, and as opportunities and needs of society constantly shift, we can never know in advance exactly what specific skills, attitudes, and knowledge today’s young people will need in order to function effectively in the future world. We no longer live in a world where we can graduate a student with a body of knowledge and a set of skills and expect that knowledge and those skills to be sufficient, or applicable, throughout an entire career. For today’s world, graduates must be able to learn and adapt, to seek opportunities, to meet and overcome challenges, and to see the big picture of the society they live in and their role in it. For this, young people must be empowered to take control of their own continuing life-long learning and growth.

As in society as a whole, in the workplace the need for innovative ways to meet new, often unexpected, challenges also increases. To successfully function in and contribute to society, our graduates will need to be able to find original and innovative solutions, based on sound analysis of problems and needs. In a world of constant change, the need for innovation will be constant. Innovation is both a set of attitudes and a set of skills. Innovation requires an open and inquiring mind, the inclination to think critically, and the fortitude to learn from setbacks. It also requires the ability to identify and analyze problems, to research and learn, to share and collaborate, and to create. At ICT, our aim is to graduate innovators who can constantly learn from and respond to change while making the best of opportunities to bring about positive change.

In educating innovators, our focus is on three key areas: Creativity, Global Competence, and Motivation.

1. Creativity

Technology, a fundamental aspect of our lives, is creativity. It is an important way in which we interact with our environment to build our society and live our lives. It is part of what makes us human. Insight into the fundamental processes of engineering, and of the interaction of engineering with other aspects of society, is essential for all citizens, and an increasingly crucial part of preparation for contributing to society and leading an active, fulfilling life.

At ICT, we emphasize the design process of engineering in order to foster creativity and a sense of the values of monozukuri. Our framework for this is the CDIO Initiative…

2. Global Competence

The world economy is now integrated to the extent that almost every workplace has links with other workplaces around the world. No one today can afford to limit their vision to a particular locality, or to ignore opportunities afforded by interaction and collaboration with industry in other countries. To prepare our graduates for such opportunities, ICT offers a strong and motivating English language program, backed up by valuable opportunities for experiencing living abroad, and integrated with the technical and professional training.

3. Motivation

Learning anything worthwhile takes time and effort. It is therefore essential for the learner to have a strong personal commitment to learning. Such commitment comes from understanding the usefulness of the knowledge and skills to be learned, from a sense of moving forward toward a worthwhile goal, and from an ongoing sense of accomplishment. At ICT we take care to foster and maintain learner motivation. We do this on a variety of fronts. We ensure that the level of instruction matches each student’s current abilities. We provide a rich learning experience that goes far beyond books, blackboards, and lectures to include goal-oriented projects, hands-on learning experiences, collaborative learning, community and international service learning.

Again, Innovation

Innovation is quickly changing today’s world into tomorrow’s world, the world in which today’s young people will strive and flourish as innovators who continuously grow and develop in their skills and knowledge. ICT itself is ready to meet the rapidly-approaching challenges of tomorrow through continuous innovation.

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