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Fukuoka: Knowledge Center of Asia in the 21st Century
In Fukuoka, the places for students of science and engineering departments offered by universities is the fourth largest in Japan, with over 30,000 students majoring in science and engineering. In total, there are 34 national, public, and private universities in the prefecture and a rich array of colleges and vocational schools. Annually, about 22,000 university graduates, a quarter of which are engineering majors, vie for positions in high-tech firms and leading industries.

Academy for Advanced Information Technology Professionals (AIP)
First and only academy in Japan designed specifically to train professionals in advanced information technologies.
Provides training for professionals in three areas of: core IT experts, solutions experts, and IT project managers.
Local and international companies including Cisco Systems, Oracle and Sun Microsystems support the academy through lectures and other services.
Has trained over 2,400 engineers to date.

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Fukuoka System LSI College
Trains System LSI design engineers to become leaders of future innovation.
Professors from 27 universities including Kyushu University and highly-skilled engineers from companies including Oki Electric, Panasonic and Sony Semiconductor Kyushu provide lectures on state-of-the-art digital, analog and firmware design.
Has produced over 3,100 engineers to date.
Kyushu University Business School
Trains students for international business careers with a focus on technology and Asian business.
Digital Hollywood
The Fukuoka branch of this multimedia engineering school trains students to become Web designers, artists, and programmers.
Research
Fukuoka is home to leading innovators in a number of fields and is a birthplace for invention on many fronts. The Kyushu TLO Company (established in 2000) and the Kitakyushu TLO (established in 2002) have applied for a total of over 440 patents since their inceptions.
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