筑波技術大学 大学案内2019
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筑波技術大学概要2018―2019The Tsukuba University of Technology is a National University Corporation, which was founded 31 years ago as a unique, higher-education facility specializing in educating students with auditory and visual difficulties in order to “encourage students under the visual and auditory constraints to study to the fullest and improve their abilities in a barrier-free educational environment, and accomplish their social independence while participating in and contributing to society as leaders.”Since its foundation, the university has built an environment which allows all students with disabilities to complete their academic curricula successfully by making every effort to improve the educational quality and the student support system, and promoting research and development activities focusing on information security and education methods. As a consequence, the employment rate of our new graduates is very high every year, corroborating our status as a successful educational institution turning out educated young people who are able fully to participate in and contribute to society, and successfully improving the educational quality for people with disabilities.Currently, we are promoting practical education activities aimed at encouraging our students to attain social independence with the vision that our functionality as a national university corporation must be reinforced based on educational know-how and information security technology for students with auditory and visual difficulties, which we have developed over the past quarter of a century. As part of our undergraduate education program, we offer learning opportunities by promoting the concept of active learning, the development of global human resources, the support for career development aimed at social independence, clinical exercises for training practical health professionals, etc. Our graduate school, which is specialized in Information Accessibility, is now on the track, allowing graduates to play active roles in new academic fields exemplified by disability aids and information security. Also, as a shared base of higher education for people with disabilities nationwide, we are steadily implementing our vision by building a shared network as well as our functionality for the support of students with disabilities of other universities and the like.This year, we are resolved further to reinforce our global education system, while thoroughly promoting the activities of the Center for International Exchange. Also, with a view to the celebration of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, we plan to promote projects that relate to sporting events involving people with disabilities. These include training and support of athletes in our national team, all to move forward in implementing an inclusive society.For the purpose of responding to future diversified social needs, we are going to implement the organizational reform of the university, while planning to build a new teacher organization by separating the conventional one from the educational organization, and promoting the establishment and restructuring of pedagogical areas in cooperation with the Faculty of Industrial Technology and the Faculty of Health Sciences. We will become a university which is relied on by the society and people with disabilities by further improving our education, research and social contribution activities for people with disabilities. PRESIDENTOHKOSHI Norio 学長あいさつ | President’s Statement筑波技術大学は、「眼や耳からの情報取得に制限がある学生が、バリアのない教育環境で思う存分勉強し、持っている能力を開花させ、より良い社会自立を果たしてほしい。リーダーとして社会に参画・貢献してほしい。」これらの願いを実現するために、我が国で唯一の聴覚障害者と視覚障害者のための高等教育機関として、31年前に創られた国立大学です。開学以来、教育の質の向上、学生支援の充実に努め、情報保障や教育方法の研究開発を行い、障害のある学生が大学教育を確実に履修できる環境を整備してきました。その結果、卒業生においては毎年きわめて高い就職率を達成しており、社会参画・貢献できる人材育成や障害者教育の向上において大いに成果を上げてきました。現在、「四半世紀にわたる聴覚・視覚障害学生に対する教育ノウハウと情報保障技術を基盤とするナショナルセンター機能の強化」をビジョンに掲げ、学生の社会自立を目指した実践的な教育を行っております。学部教育においては、アクティブ・ラーニングの推進、グローバル人材育成、社会自立を目指したキャリア発達支援、実践的医療人養成のための臨床実習など、より一層充実させております。大学院「情報アクセシビリティ専攻」も軌道に乗り、修了生は障害者支援や情報保障学という新しい学術分野において活躍しております。また、全国の障害者高等教育の共同利用拠点として、他大学等の障害学生への支援機能や共同ネットワーク構築なども行い、着実にビジョンの実現を推進しています。今年度は、「国際交流加速センター」の本格的な活動とともにグローバル教育を一層強化します。また、東京オリンピック・パラリンピックに向けて「国際競技大会における情報保障技術支援」の取組や代表選手の育成・サポートなど、共生社会の実現に向けた障害者スポーツ関連事業を推進します。今後、多様化する社会的ニーズに対応できるよう大学組織改革を計画しており、教員組織と教育組織の分離による新たな教員組織を整備し、さらに産業技術学部、保健科学部とも教育領域の新設・再編を進めています。障害者のための教育、研究、社会貢献のさらなる充実を図り、「社会と障害者から頼りにされる大学」を目指して、より一層発展させていきたいと考えております。国立大学法人 筑波技術大学長大越 教夫2学長あいさつ

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