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History

Year

Keio University

Faculty of Science and Technology

1858

Yukichi Fukuzawa establishes a school for Dutch studies in Edo (now Tokyo).

Yukichi Fukuzawa

1868

Names the school Keio-Gijuku.

1874

Yochisha (the elementary school of Keio) is established.

1890

Keio University is established as Japan's first private university, with faculties of Law, Literature and Economics.

Campus Building

1898

Keio becomes a comprehensive educational institution when elementary and secondary schools are established.

1906

Graduate programs are established.

1917

The School of Medicine is founded.

1920

Keio University is accredited by the Japanese government as a private university with faculties of Letters, Economics and Law, along with the School of Medicine.

1934

Hiyoshi Campus opens.

Hiyoshi Campus

1939

The Fujiwara Institute of Technology opens (Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Chemistry).

Ginjiro Fujiwara

1944

The Fujiwara Institute of Technology is donated to Keio University, and becomes the Faculty of Engineering.

1957

Faculty of Business & Commerce is established.

Department of Instrumentation Engineering is founded.

1959

Department of Administration Engineering is founded.

1972

Faculty of Science and Technology moves to Yagami.

Yagami Campus

1974

Department of Mathematics is founded.

1981

The Faculty of Engineering is reorganized and expanded as the Faculty of Science & Technology (Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry are founded).

1990

The Shonan Fujisawa Campus opens with two new faculties, Policy Management and Environmental Information.

Shonan Fujisawa Campus

1996

Deparment reform takes place. (Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Department of System Design Engineering, and Department of Information and Computer Science are founded.)

2000

Graduate School department reform takes place (School of Fundamental Science and Technology, School of Integrated Design Engineering, and School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems are founded).

Sousoukan

2001

The Faculty of Nursing & Medical Care is established.

2002

The Department of Biosciences & Informatics is established within the Faculty of Science & Technology.

2003

International Programs on Advanced Science and Technology are established.

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