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    The University of Tsukuba was established in October 1973, due to the relocation of its antecedent, the Tokyo University of Education, to the Tsukuba area. As the new concept 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.

     

    1962 September The Tokyo University of Education decided to integrate five departments and to seek a place for the relocation of those departments.
    1963 September A Cabinet meeting approved the construction of the Science City in the Tsukuba area.
    1967 September A Cabinet meeting approved the relocation of 36 institutions including the Tokyo University of Education into the Tsukuba area.
    1969 November A committee for the preparation and examination of the establishment of a new university in Tsukuba was set up in the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
    1970 May The Diet enacted the Tsukuba Science City Construction Law.
    1971 June The Tokyo University of Education adopted a basic draft plan for a new university in Tsukuba. 
    1971 July The study group for the establishment of a new university in Tsukuba reported to the Minister of Education, Science and Culture with their account on “what a new university in Tsukuba should be.”  
    1971 October A committee to prepare for the establishment of a new university in Tsukuba was formed in the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. 
    1972 May A Cabinet meeting decided to establish and relocate 42 institutions, including Tsukuba Shin Daigaku (provisional), to Tsukuba. 
    According to the Law which amended part of the Act for Establishment of National Schools (Act No. 19 of 1972), an office for the preparation of the establishment of the University of Tsukuba was created in the Tokyo University of Education.  
    1973 October According to the Law which amended part of the Act for Establishment of National Schools (Act No. 103 of 1973), the University of Tsukuba was founded. 
    The University of Tsukuba was founded with the First Cluster of Colleges, School of  Medicine, School of Health and Physical Education, and University Library.
    MIWA Tomoo was inaugurated as President.
    1975 April The Second Cluster of Colleges, School of Art and Design, and Master’s and Doctoral Programs of the Graduate School were established.
    1976 August MIYAJIMA Tatsuoki was inaugurated as President.
    1976 October The University Hospital was opened.
    1977 April The Third Cluster of Colleges was established.
    1978 March The Tokyo University of Education was closed.
    1978 October The College of Medical Technology and Nursing was established as an annex to the university.
    1980 April FUKUDA Nobuyuki was inaugurated as President.
    1986 April ANAN Kouichi was inaugurated as President.
    1989 April Evening courses in the main fields were opened in the Master’s programs of the Graduate Schools.
    1992 April ESAKI Leo was inaugurated as President.
    Inauguration of the first system of a cooperative graduate school system in Doctoral Programs.
    1996 April Evening courses in the main fields were opened in the Doctoral Programs of the Graduate Schools. 
    1998 April KITAHARA Yasuo was inaugurated as President.
    2000 April 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 Program. 
    2001 April 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 Doctoral Program.  
    2002 April Inauguration of the first system of a cooperative graduate school system in the Masterʼs  Program.
    2002 April According to the Law which amended part of the Act for Establishment of National Schools (Act No. 23 of 2002), the University of Tsukuba and the University of Library and Information Science were amalgamated.
    The School of Library and Information Science and the Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies were established.
    2004 April According to the National University Corporation Act (Act No. 112 of 2003), the University of Tsukuba became a National University Corporation. 
    IWASAKI Yoichi was inaugurated as President.
    Reorganization of the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
    Inauguration of the second cooperative graduate school system in the Doctoral Program.
    (Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences)  
    2005 April Professional Degree Program of the Graduate School of Business Sciences was established.
    Reorganization of the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
    Reorganization of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
    Introduction of the second cooperative graduate school system in the Doctoral Program.
    (Doctoral Program in Advanced Agricultural Technology and Sciences, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences)  
    2006 April Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
    Partial reorganization of the Master’s Program in Education
    2007 April Establishment of the Schools of Humanities and Culture, the School of Social and International Studies, the School of Human Sciences, the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, the School of Science and Engineering, the School of Informatics, the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, as a result of the reformation of the undergraduate system. 
    Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
    Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
    2008 April Reorganization of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
    Partial reorganization of the Master’s Program in Education
    2009 April YAMADA Nobuhiro was inaugurated as President.
    Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
    2011 April Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
    "Faculty" was established as the new faculty organization.
    2011 December The School of Integrative and Global Majors was established.
    2012 April Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
    Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
    2013. April NAGATA Kyosuke was inaugurated as President.
    Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
    2014 April Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
    2015 April Partial reorganization of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Introduction of the Collaborative Graduate School system in the Graduate School Program
    2016 April Joint Master’s Degree Program was established in the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences.
    2017 September Joint Master’s Degree Program was established in the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
    International Joint Degree Master’s Program was established in the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences.
    2018 April Reorganization of the Research Institutions
    2020 April School of Comprehensive Studies was established as an Undergraduate School
    Reorganization of the graduate schools and transition into new degree program system with establishing the Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences; Graduate School of Science and Technology; and Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

     

     

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