History of CIST

1997

  1. December
    Establishment of Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (CIST) approved

1998

  1. April
    Professor Keisuke Sasaki instated as the first president

    CIST held its first entrance ceremony

  2. June
    CIST held its opening ceremony
  3. October
    "ICONO 4" held
  4. November
    Professor Naoya Ogata instated as the second president

1999

  1. October
    CIST held its first school festival "Ryoki-sai"

    "The first Chitose International Forum" held

2000

  1. September
    "International Symposium on Optical Memory 2000 (ISOM2000)" held

2001

  1. November
    The school song completed
  2. December
    Establishment of Graduate School of Photonic Science approved

2002

  1. March
    CIST held its first commencement
  2. April
    Professor Hiroyuki Sasabe instated as the third president

    The Master's Program in Photonics Science started

    CIST held its first entrance ceremony of the Master's Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science

2003

  1. September
    "Distinctive University Education Support Program (Good Practice, GP)" started

2004

  1. March
    CIST held its first commencement of the Master's Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science
  2. April
    Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science started

    CIST held its first entrance ceremony of Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science

  3. August
    Building of the Graduate School completed
  4. September
    "Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (GP)" started

2005

  1. October
    CIST held its first Parent Meeting
  2. December
    "Interinstitutional Agreement for Educational and Scientific Cooperation between University of Potsdam (Germany) and CIST" concluded

2006

  1. March
    CIST held its first commencement of Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science
  2. November
    "Chitose International GP Forum" held

2007

  1. June
    “Computerizing Promotion Program for Leading Education” started
  2. August
    Another "Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (GP)" started
  3. November
    Tenth Anniversary Building completed.

2008

  1. April
    Faculty of Photonics Science reorganizes as Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioscience, Department of Global System Design, and Department of Opto-electronic System Engineering
  2. July
    "Student Support Program for New Social Needs" started
  3. August
    "Strategic Universities Collaboration Assistance Project" started
  4. October
    "Korea-Japan Joint Forum" held
  5. November
    "The Comprehensive Agreement for Coordination and Cooperation" with Hokusei Gakuen University concluded

2009

  1. July
    "University Education and Student Service Promotion Project” started

2010

  1. February
    Teacher-Training Course started
  2. March
    "Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Credits" with Sapporo Medical University, Muroran Institute of Technology, Otaru University of Commerce and Health Sciences University of Hokkaido concluded
  3. April
    Professor Masaaki Kawase instated as the fourth president
  4. September
    "Development and Assistance Project for University-Students' Career Activities" started
  5. November
    "Memorandum of Understanding between Honam University (KOREA) and CIST" concluded

2011

  1. January
    "Agreement on Academic Exchange between Chonnam National University (KOREA) and CIST" concluded

2012

  1. June
    "Nanotechnology Platform, Molecule and Material Synthesis" started
  2. September
    "Program for Promoting-Inter University Collaborative Education" started

    "Program for Educational Improvement and Well-Developed Education System for Industrial Needs " started

2014

  1. July
    Comprehensive partnership agreement with Chitose city concluded
  2. September
    "Program for Educational Improvement and Well-Developed Education System for Industrial Needs " (Theme B, Internship) started

2015

  1. April
    Faculty of Photonics Science (Department of Bio-and Material Photonics, Department of Opto-Electronic System Engineering, and Department of Global System Design) renamed Faculty of Science Technology (Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioscience, Department of Opto-Electronic System Engineering, and Department of Global System Design )
  2. December
    “Regional Revitalization Promotion Project by Universities of Center of Community and Intelligence” started

2016

  1. April
    Department of Global System Design, Faculty of Science and Technology reorganizes as Department of Information Systems Engineering
  2. August
    “Acceleration Program for University Education Rebuilding (AP)” started


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