On September 25, 2008 (Thursday) at the Oita City Industry Activation Plaza, the commencement of the FY 2008 Oita City Human Resources Training "Management of Technology Course" was held. This Course is a training which Oita City outsourced to APU, which organizes and coordinates the whole course, as well as sends out its lecturers to cooperate. The Course is now in its 3rd year after it was started in FY 2006.
The first course, entitled " What is Management of Technology? From the case of the Innovation of the Calculator", was held with Prof. NAKATA Yukihiko (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Management) and Mr. SHUTOU Toshihisa (Former Director of Sharp Oita Technology Center) as lecturers, and was attended by 35 participants.
There are 12 continuous lectures and on October 17, there was a special observation trip to Nippon Steel Corporation Oita Factory, Ishii Tool and Engineering Inc. Oita Factory.
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