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About the University
Historical Events

A University Monument

Our university was established in October 1973, due to the relocation of its antecedent, the Tokyo University of Education, to the Tsukuba area. As the first comprehensive university in Japan to be established under a country-wide university reform plan, the University has featured "Openness" with "New Systems for Education and Research" under a "New University Administration." The university reform plays a major role in our continuing effort for improvement. We are striving to create a unique, active, and internationally competitive university with superlative education and research facilities.


September, 1962 The Tokyo University of Education decided to integrate five departments and to seek a place for the relocation of the departments.
May, 1970 The Diet enacted the Tsukuba Science City Construction Law.
October, 1973 According to a law concerning the modification of laws such as the National School Establishment Law, the University of Tsukuba was founded.
The University of Tsukuba was founded with the First Cluster of Colleges, Schools of Medicine, School of Health and Physical Education, and the University Library.
MIWA Tomoo was inaugurated as President.
April, 1975 The Second Cluster of Colleges, School of Art and Design, Master's and Doctral Programs of the Graduate School were established.
October, 1976 Tsukuba University Hospital was opened.
April, 1977 The Third Cluster of Colleges was established.
March, 1978 The Tokyo University of Education was closed.
October, 1978 The Colleage of Medical Technology and Nursing was established as an annex to the university.
April, 1992 ESAKI Leo was inaugurated as President.
Inauguration of the first system of the cooperative graduate school system in the Doctoral Programs.
April, 2000 The Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, and the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences were established with the reorganization of the Doctoral Programs.
April, 2001 The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Graduate School of Business Sciences, and the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences were established with the reorganization of the Doctral Programs.
April, 2002 Inauguration of the first system of the cooperative graduate school system in the Master's Programs.
October, 2002 According to a law concerning the modification of laws related to the National School Establishment Law, the University of Tsukuba and the University of Library and Information Science amalgamated.
The School of Library and Information Science and the Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies were established.
March, 2004 The University of Library and Information was closed.
April, 2004 According to the National University Corporation Law, the University of Tsukuba bacame a National University Corporation.
IWASAKI Yoich was inaugurated as President.
Reorganization of the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences.
Partial discontinuance of the Master's Program in Science and Engineering.
Introduction of the second system of the cooperative graduate school system in the Doctoral Programs.
(Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences)
April, 2005 Establishment of the Graduate School of Business Sciences as a Professional Degree Program.
Reorganization of the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineerinag.
Reorganization of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Partial discontinuance of the Master's Program in Science and Engineering.
Discontinuance of the Master's Program in Management of Public Policy.
Discontinuance of the Master's Program in Biosystem Studies.
Introduction of the second system of the cooperative graduate school system in the Doctoral Programs.
(Doctoral Program in Advanced Agricultural Technology and Sciences, Graduate School of Life and Envirnmental Sciences)
March, 2006 Affiliated College of Medical Technology and Nursing was closed.
April, 2006 Partial Reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences.
Discontinuance of the Master's Program in Medical Sciences.
Partial Reorganization of the Master's Program in Education.
April, 2007 Establishment of the Schools of Humanities and Culture, Social and International Studies, Human Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Science and Engineering, Informatics, Medicine and Medical Sciences, as a rsult of the reformation of the undergraduate system.
Partial Regorganization of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Partial Reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences.
Discontinuance of the Master's Program in Environmental Sciences.
Discontinuance of the Master's Program in Art and Design.
April, 2008 Reorganization of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Partial Reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences.
Discontinuance of the Master's Program in Area Studies.
Partial Regorganization of the Master's Program in Educaiton.
Discontinuance of the Master's Program in Health and Sport Sciences.
April, 2009 YAMADA Nobuhiro was inaugurated as President.
Partial Reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences.
April, 2013 NAGATA Kyosuke was inaugurated as President.

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