The Virtual University in the World and the Establishment of International Graphic Arts & Printing University
On entitled " the future in virtual university " the author announced to the New Year Number of daily M(http://www.monz.co.jp) on January 4th, 2001.
There are introduced a case in the university of America and Korea about On-line Distance Education and got up the conception of Eurasia Crossing Information Network Korea and so on. (1)
U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) (http://www.usdla.org/) is collecting the information of the On-line education about each field of the education, the industry and the service.
In the university, the Stanford and the Colorado opened a lecture on the university generally by the cooperation with the industrial enterprise beginning from 1996.
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) by which the field of the graphic arts education has results worldwide (http://onlinelearning.rit.edu) exhibits lecture by the Internet at the rank of 4th of On-line Distance Education in America .
The doctoral course of Image Science in RIT isn't yet installed in On-line Distance Education.
The Japanese Distance Learning Society (http://jdla.tmit.ac.jp) is established in May, 1998 and is showing lively activity such as the research releasing, the publication of the society magazine, the opening of an international conference. The international conference (The 2nd International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education & Training) which is held by this society sponsorship of Kumamoto university from July 4th to the 6th ,2001.
The On-line Distance Education is worldwide forming in the university and the industrial field.
University council (http://www.mext.go.jp/) about the state of the higher education which is demanded in the globalization times is submitting a report to Minister of Education & Science in Japan.
There are problem as the communication infrastructure and the regulation relaxation, but it let's be possible to say the step which began examination barely for the front of the government in the IT revolution of the world.
The paper deals with about the virtual education in the world and the establishment idea of International Graphic Arts & Printing University (IGU)
２. The Virtual University in the World
３. The On-line Education in Japan
４. Establishment of the International Graphic Arts & Printing University
５. The Contents of Six Departments and On-line Learning
The International Graphic Arts & Printing University is a virtual university have established in Japan for the first time in June 16 th , 2000.
The activity of the education and the research was started with the guest professors and the administers.
The International Graphic Arts & Printing University consists of two Faculty of the Graphic Arts and Faculty of the Communication.
The Faculty of the Graphic Arts makes main constitution of analog system, and installs the Department of Printing Image History, the Printing Education and the Image Reproduction.
The Faculty of the Communication by digital prospects consists of three Departments of
The Computer Processing, the Image Communication and the Printing Futurology.
These six departments are composed of the following subjects;
(1) The Department of The Printing Image History
Printing History, Gutenberg Study, Printing Museum
(2) The Department of The Printing Education
Printing Education Theory, Distance Learning for Printing, WBT(Web Based Training)
(3) The Department of The Image Reproduction
Tone Reproduction, Color Reproduction, Printability, Printing Management
(4) The Department of The Computer Processing
Press & Prepress, DTP, On Demand Printing, Work Flow, Color Management
(5) The Department of The Image Communication
Network, Image Evaluation, Image & Color System
(6) The Department of The Futurology
Printing & Graphic Arts Industry, Future of Digitalization, Prediction of Graphic Arts &
Moreover, The three basic subjects in the introduction for the entrance of International Graphic Arts & Printing University are consisted of the Theory of Graphic Arts, the Theory of Color Science, the Theory of Information Technology.
These basic subjects take up theme related to graphic arts and printing technology.
The guest professor is delivering the explanation and question by E-Mail. The student delivers the answer after two weeks, and the professor corrects and guides with the model answer.
There is the subject of research study. The theme and the abstract of the research are summarized on the home page of International Graphic Arts & Printing University.
The student has the logic institution type and the feeling institution type.
The professor must be established the teaching method corresponding to individual needs.
It is important to raise the information and media literacy to make advances year by year. International Graphic Arts & Printing University develops to be always argument such as the syllabus exhibition on the subject, and then interchanges with the related university.
The students and the professor about On-line Distance Education must be interactive in a pair based on the computer technology and securing an intellectual request.
The establishment of International Graphic Arts & Printing University in April,2000
was the most suitable time in the graphic arts & printing department decreasing & reducing environment in Japan.
# International Graphic Arts & Printing University
(1) Akihiro Kinoshita; The dairy M of New Year Number (January 4th, 2001)
(2) Print Times (No.11 in July, 2000)
(3) Tadamasa Kimura; The Politic & Economic of the On-line Education,
NTT Publishing ( May, 2000)
(4) Asahi News Paper (February 16th ,2001)
(5) Jun Murai; Sekai, Iwanami Shoten,  218 (2001)
(6) Nihon Keizai News Paper (February 24th,2001)
(7) Akihiro Kinoshita; Gutenberg Jahr Buch, Mainz University, 73 pp31~35(1998)
(8) Akihiro Kinoshita; Japan Printer, 84  21 (2001);Printing & Publishing Culture, pp155~171 (2001) Cheongju Early Printing Museum
(9) Akihiro Kinoshita; The Planner, 37  44 (2000)
(10) Akihiro Kinoshita; Bull. Japan Association of Graphic Arts Education,
 12 (1999),  14 (2000)
( Received April 30th, 2001)
President Dr. Akihiro KINOSHITA