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Overview of University of Kochi

Overview of University of Kochi

December 29, 1944 Founding of Kochi Women's Prefectural Medical College approved
March 31, 1947 Founding of Kochi Women's Prefectural College approved
February 21, 1949 Founding of Kochi Women’s University (Faculty of Home Economics Department of Human Life Sciences) from Kochi Women’s Prefectural College approved
February 20, 1952 Addition of the Department of Nursing to the Faculty of Home Economics approved
March 1, 1956 Addition of the Faculty of Letters (Department of Japanese Literature, Department of English Literature) approved
April 1, 1964 The Faculty of Home Economics Department of Human Life Sciences reorganized as the Department of Home Economics, Department of Food and Nutrition, and Department of Domestic Science
April 1998 The Faculty of Home Economics and the Faculty of Letters reorganized as the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Cultural Studies, respectively Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare, and Graduate School of Nursing newly established
October 1998 International exchange agreement concluded with Elms College (Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
January 2000 International exchange agreement concluded with Oregon Health & Science University (Oregon, U.S.A.)
February 2001 International exchange agreement concluded with Central China Normal University
April 2001 Graduate School of Human Life Sciences and Graduate School of Human Health Sciences established
April 2003 Approved as a registered dietitian training facility
November 2006 International exchange agreement concluded with Beijing Union University Institute of Tourism
January 2007 International exchange agreement concluded with Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
July 2008 International exchange agreement concluded with California State University, Northridge
April 2010 Faculty of Life Sciences Department of Nutrition converted to the Faculty of Nutrition
April 2011 Name changed to University of Kochi in conjunction with conversion to a coeducational system Establisher of the University changed to the Kochi Prefectural Public University Corporation
April 2014 Disaster Nursing Global Leader major established in the Graduate School of Nursing
Nursing major (doctoral program) established in the Graduate School of Nursing
Human Life Sciences major (doctoral program) established in the Graduate School of Human Life Sciences
Main gate of the old school building (current Eikokuji Campus)
Main gate of the old school building (current Eikokuji Campus)
Ike Campus (opened February 2010)
Ike Campus (opened February 2010)