Japanese universities open new data science departments

2 February 2023

Source: Photo by University of Toyama

The lack of technical professionals prompts Japan to open new university departments.

Universities in Japan are rushing to create data science and information technology departments to help fill a gaping shortage of IT professionals, reports Nikkei Asia.

At least 17 Japanese universities will launch the new departments from the start of the academic year in April, with spots for 1900 students. The initiative is designed to drive digitization in business and government sectors.

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