The origin of The Osaka Electro-Communication University was the East Asian Telecommunications Engineering School, which was established in 1941. As a university, it is directly descended from Osaka Electro-Communication University Junior College, which was established in 1958. Osaka Electro-Communication University Junior College's Electronic Engineering Department was created at the same time as the Electronic Engineering Departments at the University of Tokyo and Osaka University, making it the first such department at a private school in Japan. At the time, it was understood that manufacturing, based on electronic engineering, would help build the nation. Four-year universities were desired by the industrial world to educate technical experts, and The Osaka Electro-Communication University was founded three years later in 1961 as a result.
When this school was first opened, it started from just one faculty, the Faculty of Engineering. It has now grown into a “general technical university” with five faculties (Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Information Science and Arts and Faculty of Financial Economy) with 15 departments and three graduate schools with eight divisions. It has sent more than 50,000 graduates out into the world and has played a role in society as an institution of higher education.
This school will reach the 80th anniversary of its establishment in 2021. The use of AI and the IoT will advance rapidly in society from now on. Information education was the starting point for our school and we will develop this even further to make a wide contribution with our knowledge and technology.
Our teaching staff serves to support the Osaka Electro-Communication University, and has created these guidelines to accomplish the ideals mentioned above.