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History

1997 December Establishment of Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (CIST) and its Articles of Incorporation approved
1998 April Professor Keisuke Sasaki inaugurated as the first president
Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and Optical Science, Department of Optical Application Systems at the Faculty of Optical Science) opened
First entrance ceremony
June CIST opening ceremony
October Fourth International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics (ICONO’4) held
November Professor Naoya Ogata inaugurated as the second president
1999 October First school festival “Ryoki-sai” held
First Chitose International Forum of Science and Technology (CIF) held
2001 November School song completed and established
December Establishment of the CIST Graduate School approved
2002 March First graduation ceremony of the undergraduate school
April Professor Hiroyuki Sasabe inaugurated as the third president
Master’s Program of the CIST Graduate School of Photonics Science established
First entrance ceremony for the Master’s Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science
2003 September Selected for the Distinctive University Education Support Program (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT)
2004 March First graduation ceremony of the Master’s Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science
April Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science established
First entrance ceremony for the Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science
August Construction of the Graduate School building completed
September Selected for the Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (two proposals) (MEXT)
2005 October First parents’ meeting held
December Interinstitutional Agreement for Educational and Scientific Cooperation between University of Potsdam (Germany) and CIST concluded
2006 March First graduation ceremony of the Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Photonics Science
2007 June Selected for the Computerizing Promotion Program for Leading Education (MEXT)
August Selected for the Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (MEXT)
November Construction of the Tenth Anniversary Building completed
2008 April Faculty of Optical Science reorganized into the Faculty of Photonics Science (Department of Bio-and Material Photonics, Department of Opto-Electronic System Engineering, and Department of Global System Design)
June CIST 10th anniversary ceremony and celebrations
July Selected for the Student Support Program for New Social Needs (MEXT)
August Selected for the Strategic Universities Collaboration Assistance Project (MEXT)
November Comprehensive Agreement for Coordination and Cooperation with Hokusei Gakuen University concluded
2009 July Selected for the Student Support Promotion Program, University Education and Student Service Promotion Project (Theme B) (MEXT)
2010 February Establishment of the Teacher-Training Course approved
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
April Professor Masaaki Kawase inaugurated as the fourth president
September Selected for the Development and Assistance Project for University-Students’ Career Activities (MEXT)
November Agreement on Discussions to Promote Exchanges and Cooperation in Education and Research between Honam University (South Korea) and CIST concluded
2011 January Agreement on Academic Exchanges between Chonnam National University (South Korea) and CIST concluded
2012 June Selected for the Nanotechnology Platform, Molecule and Material Synthesis (MEXT)
September Selected for the Program for Promotion of Inter-University Collaborative Education (MEXT)
Selected for the Program for Educational Improvement and Well-Developed Education System for Industrial Needs (MEXT)
2014 July Comprehensive Partnership Agreement with the City of Chitose concluded
September Selected for the Program for Educational Improvement and Well-Developed Education System for Industrial Needs (Theme B, Internship) (MEXT)
2015 April Faculty of Photonics Science (Department of Bio-and Material Photonics, Department of Opto-Electronic System Engineering, Department of Global System Design) renamed to Faculty of Science and Technology (Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioscience, Department of Opto-Electronic System Engineering)
December Selected for the Regional Revitalization Promotion Project by Universities of Center of Community and Intelligence (abbreviation: COC + Project, MEXT)
2016 April Department of Global System Design, Faculty of Science and Technology reorganizes as Department of Information Systems Engineering
July Selected for the Acceleration Program for University Education Rebuilding (AP), High School/University Articulation Reform Promotion Project (MEXT)
2018 November City of Chitose applies to the Hokkaido Government for approval to establish Chitose Institute of Science and Technology as a public university corporation
2019 January Establishment of Chitose Institute of Science and Technology as a public university corporation approved (Governor of Hokkaido)
April Chitose Institute of Science and Technology opened as a public university corporation
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