Yamagata University - History - List of Events

List of Events

1878 Yamagata Prefectural Normal School founded
1889 Established the Division of Woman Education in the Yamagata Prefectural Normal School
1902 Separated the Division of Woman Education and founded the Yamagata Prefectural Woman's Normal School
1910 Founded the National Yonezawa Higher Technical School with two departments (Dyeing and Weaving, and Applied Chemistry)
Established the Library of the Yonezawa Higher Technical School
1913 Established the Department of Machinery in the Yonezawa Higher Technical School
Reorganized the Department of Dyeing and Weaving into two independent departments (Dyeing and Weaving) in the Yonezawa Higher Technical School
1920 Founded the National Yamagata Higher School
Established the Yamagata Higher School Library
1921 Began an intercollegiate sports match between the Yonezawa Higher Technical School and the Yamagata Higher School
1922 Established the Department of Electricity in the Yonezawa Higher Technical School
Founded the Yamagata Prefectural Teacher's School for Supplementary Vocational Education
1935 Renamed the Yamagata Prefectural Teacher's School for Supplementary Vocational Education as the Yamagata Prefectural Youth Teachers School
1939 Established the Department of Communication Engineering in the Yonezawa Higher Technical School
1942 Established the Department of Machine Tools in the Yonezawa Higher Technical School
1943 Integrated the Yamagata Prefectural Normal School and the Yamagata Prefectural Woman's Normal School, and founded the National Yamagata Normal School
1944 Renamed the Yonezawa Higher Technical School as the National Yonezawa Engineering College following the amendment of School Education Law
Reorganized seven old departments into four: Departments of Machinery (former departments of Weaving, Machinery and Machine Tools), Chemical Industry (former departments of Applied Chemistry and Dyeing), Electrical Communication (former department of Communication Engineering), and Electricity (not changed)
Established the National Yamagata Youth Teachers School
1947 Founded the Yamagata Prefectural Agriculture and Forestry School with two departments (Agriculture and Forestry)
Founded the Research Institute for Local Industries in the Yonezawa Engineering College
1949 Founded Yamagata University under the National School Establishment Law on 31 May with four faculties (Literature and Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Agriculture)
  • The Yamagata Normal School and Yamagata Youth Teachers School was developed into the Faculty of Education.
  • The Yonezawa Higher Technical School was developed into the Faculty of Engineering with four departments (Textile Technology, Applied Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering).
  • The Yamagata Higher School was developed into the Faculty of Literature and Sciences with two departments (Literature and Science).
  • The Yamagata Prefectural Agriculture and Forestry School was developed into the Faculty of Agriculture with two departments (Agriculture and Forestry).

Established the Central, Engineering and Educational Libraries
Founded the University Farm and Forest in the Faculty of Agriculture

1950 Closed the Yamagata Higher School
Established the Agricultural Library
1951 Closed the Yonezawa Higher Technical School
Closed the Yamagata Normal School
Closed the Yamagata Youth Teachers School
Closed the Yamagata Prefectural Agriculture and Forestry School
1954 Founded the Junior College of Engineering
1957 Established the Department of Agricultural Engineering in the Faculty of Agriculture
1958 Established the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering
1959 Founded the Textile Production Research Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering
1961 Established the Department of Precision Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering
1963 Established the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering
Closed the Educational Library and merged it in the Central Library
1964 Established the Graduate School of Engineering (Major courses: Textile Technology, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering)
Established the Department of Agricultural Chemistry in the Faculty of Agriculture
1965 Established the Department of Polymer Chemistry in the Faculty of Engineering
Completed to consolidate the Division of Basic Technology in the Faculty of Engineering
Established the Course of Precision Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering
1966 Founded the Computation Center in the Faculty of Engineering
1967 Established the Course of Electronic Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering
Reorganized the Faculty of Literature and Sciences into three faculties: the Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences with two departments (Literature and Economics), the Faculty of Sciences with four departments (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology), and the Faculty of General Education
1968 Established the Department of Horticulture and Fruit Science in the Faculty of Agriculture
1969 Established the Course of Polymer Chemistry in the Graduate School of Engineering
1970 Established the Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (Major courses: Agriculture, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, and Agricultural Chemistry)
Founded the Research Observatory for Biological Production as a joint research facility on the International Biological Program (IBP)
Founded the Radioisotope Laboratory in the Faculty of Science
1972 Renamed the Department of Textile Technology as the Department of Textile and Polymer Technology, Faculty of Engineering
Renamed the Course of Textile Technology as the Course of Textile and Polymer Technology, Graduate School of Engineering
1972 Established the Course of Horticulture and Fruit Science in the Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences
1973 Established the Faculty of Medicine with a department (Department of Medicine)
Established the Radioisotope Laboratory in the Faculty of Medicine
1975 Established the Independent Qualifying Course for School Nurses in the Faculty of Education
Delegated the Research Observatory for Biological Production to Yamagata University, and renamed it as the Urabandai Limnological Station, Faculty of Science
1976 Established the University Hospital
Founded the Laboratory Animal Center in the Faculty of Medicine
1976 Renamed the Textile Production Research Laboratory as the Macromolecular Research Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering
1977 Founded the Institute of Forestry in Heavy Snowing Region in the Faculty of Agriculture
1978 Established the Department of Earth Science in the Faculty of Science
Established the Medical Library
1979 Established the Graduate School of Medicine (Major course: Medicine)
Established the Graduate School of Science (Major courses: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
1980 Established the Department of Law in the Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences
1981 Established the Instrumental Center in the Faculty of Medicine
1982 Established the Course of Earth Science in the Graduate School of Science
1983 Established the Department of Information Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering
Renamed the Department of Textile and Polymer Technology as the Department of Polymer Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Established the Evening Course in the Faculty of Engineering with five departments (Polymer Materials Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Information Engineering
Founded the Research and Guidance Center for Teaching Practice in the Faculty of Education
Renamed the Instrumental Center as the Central Laboratory for Research and Education, Faculty of Medicine
1985 Closed the Junior College of Engineering
1987 Established the Course of Information Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering
Renamed the Course of Textile and Polymer Technology as the Course of Polymer Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Founded the Yamagata University Computing Service Center (Kojirakawa Center, Yonezawa, Iida and Tsuruoka Branches)
1990 Reorganized nine old departments in the Faculty of Engineering into three: Departments of Materials Science and Engineering (former departments of Polymer Materials Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering), Mechanical Systems Engineering (former departments of Mechanical Engineering and Precision Engineering), and Electrical and Information Engineering (former departments of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, and Information Engineering)
Established the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (three-year doctorate courses) in Iwate University (representative), Hirosaki and Yamagata University as participants (Major courses: Science of Bioproduction, Science of Bioresources, and Science of Biotic Environment)
1991 Reorganized five old departments in the Faculty of Agriculture into two: Departments of Bioproduction and Bioenvironment
1993 Established the Graduate School of Education (Major courses: School Education, and Teaching Arts)
Established the Department of Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine
Reorganized nine old courses in the Graduate School of Engineering into three major courses with 14 groups of master's program: six groups of Materials Science and Engineering (former courses of Polymer Materials Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering, besides a division of Basic Technology), three groups of Mechanical Systems Engineering (former courses of Mechanical Engineering and Precision Engineering), and five groups of Electrical and Information Engineering (former courses of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, and Information Engineering, besides a division of Basic Technology)
Renewed two major courses with nine groups of doctorate program in the Graduate School of Engineering: five groups of Materials Science and Energy Engineering and four groups of Systems and Information Engineering
1994 Participated Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences
1995 Reorganized each department in the Faculty of Science to have two major groups and renamed: Departments of Mathematical Sciences (former department of Mathematics), Physics (not changed), Material and Biological Chemistry (former department of Chemistry), Biology (not changed), and Earth and Environmental Sciences (former department of Earth Science)
Reorganized five old courses in the Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences into two major courses: Courses of Science of Bioproduction and Science of Bioenvironment
1996 Closed the Faculty of General Education
Reorganized three old departments in the Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences into two: Departments of Human Sciences and Cultural Studies (former department of Literature), and Public Policy and Social Studies (former departments of Economics and Law)
Closed the Macromolecular Research Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering
Established the independent course of Human Sensing and Functional Sensor Engineering with five groups of doctorate program in the Graduate School of Engineering
1997 Established the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Systems (Major courses: Social Systems and Cultural Systems)
Established the Course of Nursing in the Graduate School of Medical Science
Renamed the Graduate School of Medicine as the Graduate School of Medical Science with two major courses: Courses of Medicine and Nursing
1998 Reorganized two old departments in the Faculty of Agriculture into three: Departments of Bioproduction, Bioenvironment, and Bioresource Engineering
1999 Closed the Graduate School of Science
Renamed the Graduate School of Engineering as the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, and reconstructed the research and educational programs
Established five major courses with ten groups of master's program: two groups of Mathematical Sciences, two groups of Physics, two groups of Material and Biological Chemistry, two groups of Biology, and two groups of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Established a major course with three groups of doctorate program: Interactive Symbiosphere Sciences
Reorganized five old groups in the Course of Human Sensing and Functional Sensor Engineering into six groups of master's and doctorate programs
2000 Reorganized three old departments in the Faculty of Engineering into six: Departments of Polymer Science and Engineering (former courses of polymer science in department of Materials Science and Engineering), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (former courses of chemical science in department of Materials Science and Engineering), Electrical Engineering (former courses of electrical science in department of Electrical and Information Engineering), Informatics (former courses of Computer Science in department of Electrical and Information Engineering), Bio-System Engineering (former courses of bio-system science in department of Electrical and Information Engineering), and Mechanical Systems Engineering (not changed)
Established the Environmental Preservation Center in Iida Campus
Established the Research Laboratory for Molecular Genetics in Iida Campus
2001 Renamed the Research and Guidance Center for Teaching Practice as the Integrated Center for Education Research and Training, Faculty of Education
2002 Reorganized two old courses in the Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences into three major courses: Courses of Science of Bioproduction, Science of Bioenvironment, and Science of Bioresource Engineering
2004 Transformed Yamagata University into the National University Corporation Yamagata University under the National University Corporation Law
Established the Course of Environmental Life Science in the Graduate School of Medical Science
Reorganized two old courses with twelve groups (Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Information Engineering) in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering into five major courses with twelve groups of master's program: three groups of Polymer Science and Engineering, three groups of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, two groups of Electrical Engineering, two groups of Informatics, and two groups of Bio-System Engineering
Reorganized the Yamagata University Computing Service Center into the Yamagata University Networking and Computing Service Center
2005 Reorganized the Faculty of Education into the Faculty of Education, Art and Science with three departments: Department of Education, Department of Art and Culture, and Department of Information, Environmental and Food Sciences
Closed the Integrated Center for Education Research and Training, Faculty of Education
Founded the Teacher Training Research Center, Yamagata University
2006 Renamed the Department of Public Policy and Social Studies as the Department of Law, Economics and Public Policy, Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences
Established the Course of Science of Cryobiosystems in the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences
Reorganized the University Farm and Forest into the Yamagata Field Science Center in the Faculty of Agriculture
2007 Yuki has his image placed on boxes of university rice crackers a la Kim Jong-il.
2011 Yuki is re-'elected' as president in another 'vote'.

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