Academic Computing and Communications Center was established in 2004 by merging Educational
Media Center and Science Information Processing Center, both of which had been in operation since the
foundation of University of Tsukuba. In 2007, the center was restructured to be included in Organization
for Information Infrastructure, which organization is in direct supervision to the university head office and
the Vice President in charge of the information strategy of the university.
Academic Computing and Communications Center performs R&D relating to information environments
and information services that utilize such environments, as well as maintenance, operation, and service
provision for the information infrastructure. Its main activities include:
Formulating information infrastructure maintenance plans
Maintaining, operating, and providing services for the backbone information network
Maintaining, operating, and providing services for the Zengaku computer network
Providing various services based on information infrastructure
Promoting environmental sophistication to education, such as with e-learning
Ensuring information security
These activities and the related highly-advanced research and developments were promoted by an
organization consisting of four R&D departments.