Information Technology Center
Constructing a Leading-Edge Campus-Wide IT System
By taking full advantage of state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Kansai University Information Technology Center (IT Center) provides broad supports for study and research as well as school affairs. Students access websites on a daily basis for a variety of reasons such as writing reports, scientific computing, class registration and job seeking. The use of personal computers in a safe and comfortable Internet environment has become indispensable for students and faculties. To meet the needs of users, PCs are available along with a help desk at the Center. In addition, there are wireless access points set up on campus allowing students to use their own devices and access the university network. Furthermore, SHOBUNKAN Multimedia Center has authoring devices, which can be used to edit data such as moving images, sound, graphics and animations as well as filming equipment, to prepare educational and research material. The Multimedia AV Large Hall is equipped with a video-conferencing system, which enables remote lectures with other universities and institutes.
Supporting Education and Research in a Global Network Environment in the ICT Era
KAISER, Kansai University's gigabit science information network, has been established with the aim of providing support for advanced research and education, and it is available at all four of the university's campuses (Senriyama, Takatsuki, Takatsuki Muse and Sakai). The university connects to SINET, which is a science information network operated by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) as a Japanese academic backbone network. The network is used to collaborate with research institutes both inside and outside the university, as well as to provide high level education through the use of multimedia tools.