The Traditional School Celebrating its 62nd Anniversary!

Kobe Denshi (KD) was founded in 1958. In the 1970s, KD was the first school in Japan to develop a computer(1) and published the computer technology textbook(2) that became the source of textbooks for famous Japanese universities. KD also worked jointly with Panasonic on the development of computer-controlled robots(3) that marked the beginning of factory automation.

Since its founding, Kobe Denshi has been one of Japan’s foremost pioneers in IT education and has earned a strong reputation in various fields.


Kobe Institute of Computing Development History

  1. 1958

    Kobe Denshi Gakuen founded

  2. 1961

    Began fundamental research on electronic computers

  3. 1965

    Changed name to Kobe Institute of Computing-College of Computing(Kobe Denshi)

  4. 1971

    Published Japan’s first computer technology textbook titled Electronic Computers: Overall Design and Programming.

  5. 1976

    Certified as the first industrial vocational school in Hyogo Prefecture through the revised School Education Act

  6. 1991

    Developed and began providing Japan’s first notebook computer training system to students
    Received the National Outstanding Instruction School Award from Certify Japan Information Processing Education Association

  7. 1996

    As a leader in Japan, networked all school training rooms using Linux technology

  8. 2004

    Began educational collaboration with Tsinghua University in China

  9. 2005

    Visited by members of a Chinese workplace leadership invitation program
    Opened Kobe Institute of Computing-Graduate School of Information Technology (KIC)

  10. 2007

    Established the Department of Japanese

  11. 2009

    Took fourth place at Embedded Technology Software Design Robot Contest(National competition)

  12. 2014

    Took first place (Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Award) and second place in the Graphic Design category at 9th Youth Skills Competition

  13. 2015

    Participated in the World Skills Competition representing Japan(Category: Graphic Design)

  14. 2018

    Three participants in the top 100 at the 2018 Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award
    The First vocational school to be in the best 16 in the history of Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award

  15. 2019

    The 12th school building 「Kyoso Building」 were used.