The Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) was originally founded as a private institution called the Meiji College of Technology (MCT) in 1907, in the northern area of the island of Kyushu in Japan, where Tobata Campus resides now.
More than half the students at Kyutech continue on to graduate school. This is a clear evidence that these students desire to acquire more advanced specialization. To back up that desire for continued education, Kyutech has prepared a curriculum that provides a smooth transition to its graduate school. (For example, applied versions of the classes that students take in the 4th year of their undergraduate studies are offered at the Graduate School.)
The Kyushu Institute of Technology Foreign Students Association (KITFSA) was formed to promote better understanding and friendship among its members, Japanese students, Kyutech staff, and local residents through cultural, sports and recreational activities. KITFSA organizes many activities, such as the International Students Festival, sports activities and friendship events among Kyutech campuses. KITFSA is an affiliate organization of the Kitakyushu International Students Association in Tobata, and of Iizuka Friendship Network in Iizuka. You are automatically considered as a member of the KITFSA upon your enrollment to Kyutech.
Students of Kyushu Institute of Technology are permitted to use Kyutech computers and network facilities, and it is mandatory that students understand and agree to follow Kyutech rules and regulations. Users are reminded that the following acts are forbidden by Committee for the Promotion of Computerization, and such activities may result in penalty depending on the severity of the violation.
With a strong background in engineering, many Kyutech students are interested in manufacturing and craftsmanship. A variety of engineering projects are offered outside of the classroom. Some students participate in technology contests, others work on projects about ecology, others may devote themselves to building regional communities. Through these activities students not only acquire engineering knowledge, but also good communication skills while learning how to practically apply their knowledge.