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Background of Foundation

Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation (hereinafter referred to as "Josho Gakuen" ) was founded on September 7, 1922 as Kansai Engineering Technical School by Kyozaburo Honjo, the founder and proprietor, after receiving approval for the establishment of the school from Osaka Governor Tokikazu Ikematsu and in collaboration with the following: Yasushi Kataoka, the first president and doctor of Engineering, Minoru Ikeda, chief of the Construction Department, Osaka Prefecture; Shigeharu Shima, chief of the Civil Engineering Department, Osaka Prefecture; Takujiro Nakamura, chief of the Building and Repairs Department, Osaka Prefecture; Rintaro Naoki, chief of the Urban Planning Division, Osaka City; Junichi Sawai, chief of the Waterworks Division, Osaka City; Hikaru Shimizu, chief engineer of the Railroad Division, Osaka City; Taisuke Okumura, director of the Civil Engineering Division, Osaka Prefecture; Kenichi Tagami, engineer of Osaka Prefecture; Kenkichi Sakaida, civil engineering director, Japan Electric Power System; Sutejiro Ono, executive managing director, Taisho Shintaku Co., Ltd; Michio Ohashi, druggist; and Chuzaburo Okazaki, auditor, Kansai Sekizai Co., ltd.

At that time, public awareness of the need for industrial education was low, and particularly in Osaka, where a strong focus was placed on commerce, there were few institutions that offered industrial education. In such a social context, the pioneer spirit of people involved is worth noting, as they acutely sensed the approach of the times where engineering technologists were desperately needed and boldly entered the field of industrial education, which had been considered the most difficult field for a private school to manage. After having overcome many hardships, Josho Gakuen grew into a group comprising Osaka Institute of Technology and its graduate school, Setsunan University and its graduate school, Hiroshima International University and its graduate school, Josho Gakuen Junior and Senior High School, Josho Keiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High School. Approximately 290,000 graduates of the Group schools, now play an important role in various fields of society.
Founder and Proprietor Kyozaburo Honjo , First President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Yasushi Kataoka

History

  • Foundation of Josho Gakuen
  • Establishment of Osaka Institute of Technology
  • Establishment of Setsunan University
  • Establishment of Hiroshima International University
  • Collaboration with Keiko Gakuen
  • To Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation
  • Foundation of Josho Gakuen
    1922 Kansai Engineering Technical School was established.
    1926 Kansai Engineering Foundation was established.
    1927 Kansai Advanced Engineering School was established.
    1933 Kansai Technical School (current "Josho Gakuen High School") was established.
    1940 Kansai Advanced Technical School (current "Osaka Institute of Technology") was established.
    1942 Kansai Advanced Technical School changed its name to Setsunan Advanced Technical School.

    Setsunan Heavy Machinery Technical School established.
    1944 Setsunan Advanced Technical School changed its name to Setsunan Engineering Technical School (closed in 1951).

    Setsunan Heavy Machinery Technical School changed its name to Setsunan Technical School (closed in 1951).
    1947 The corporate name was changed to Setsunan Gakuen.
    1948 Kansai Technical School and Setsunan Technical School were integrated into Setsunan Gakuen High School.

    Mechanical, Electrical, Architecture, and Civil Engineering Courses were launched.

    Setsunan Gakuen Junior High School established (later the name was changed to Osaka Institute of Technology Junior High School, which closed in 1979).

    Kansai Advanced Engineering School changed its name to Setsunan Institute of Engineering.
  • Establishment of Osaka Institute of Technology
    1949 Setsunan University of Technology was established by upgrading Setsunan Engineering Technical School to a university under the new school system.

    The departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Electrical Engineering were launched in the first and second sections of the Faculty of Engineering.

    The corporate name was changed to Osaka Institute of Technology.

    Setsunan University of Technology changed its name to Osaka Institute of Technology.

    The ordinary program was added to Setsunan High School.
    1950 The Department of Mechanical Engineering was added to the first and second sections of the Faculty of Engineering.

    Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College established. Departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Electricity were launched in the day program (the day program was discontinued in March 1965).

    Setsunan Gakuen High School changed its name to Osaka Institute of Technology High School.

    Setsunan Engineering Technical School changed its name to Osaka Institute of Technology Technical School (closed down in 1979).
    1951 The corporation was reorganized into the educational corporation Osaka Institute of Technology.
    1954 The Department of Mechanical Science was added to the Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College.
    1958 The Department of Applied Chemistry was added to the first section of the Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology.
    1959 The Department of Electronic Engineering was added to the first section of the Faculty of Engineering.
    1960 The Department of Applied Chemistry was added to the second section of the Faculty of Engineering.
    1962 The Department of Engineering Management was added to the first and second sections of the Faculty of Engineering. The Department of Electronic Engineering was added to the second section of the Faculty of Engineering. (The Department of Engineering Management changed its name to Department of Management Engineering in 1976.)

    Osaka Advanced Technical School established (closed in 1979).
    1963 The Department of Automobiles was added to the Osaka Institute of Technology High School.
    1964 At the Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College, the night program was launched in the departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electricity, and Mechanical Science.
    1965 The Osaka Institute of Technology Graduate School was established. Master's courses were launched in the Graduate School of Engineering (majors in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Chemistry). (The Department of Electrical Engineering changed its name to Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1997.)
    1967 In the Graduate School of Engineering, a master's course was added to the major in Engineering Management and a doctoral course to majors in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering (name changed: from Engineering Management to Management Engineering in 1976 and from Electrical Engineering to Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1997).
    1971 The department names of the Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College were changed to the departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
    1972 Osaka Institute of Technology High School became coeducational.
  • Establishment of Setsunan University
    1975 Setsunan University was established. The Faculty of Engineering (Departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Management Engineering) was launched.
    1977 At Osaka Institute of Technology, a doctoral course was added to the major in Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering.
    1982 At Setsunan University, the Faculty of International Languages and Cultures (Department of International Languages and Cultures) and the Faculty of Management Information (Department of Management Information) were added.
    1983 At Setsunan University, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Hygiene and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) was added.
    1984 A course system (Ordinary Course and English & Mathematics Course) was introduced into the Ordinary Program of Osaka Institute of Technology High School.
    1987 The corporate name was changed to Osaka Technology Setsunan University.
    1988 At Setsunan University, the Faculty of Law (Department of Law) was added. The Graduate School established, and a master's course was launched in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
    1989 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to divisions of Social Development Engineering and Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.
    1990 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, and a doctoral course to the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
    1991 At Osaka Institute of Technology, a doctoral course was added to the major in Industrial Management, Graduate School of Engineering.
    1993 At Setsunan University, the Department of Business Administration and Information was added to the Faculty of Business Administration and Information.
    1995 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of Business Administration and Information, Graduate School of Business Administration and Information.
    1996 At Osaka Institute of Technology, the Faculty of Information Science and Technology (Department of Information Processing and Department of Information Systems) was added.
    1997 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of Law, Graduate School of Law.
  • Establishment of Hiroshima International University
    1998 Hiroshima International University was established. The Faculty of Health and Welfare (Department of Health and Social Services and Department of Health Services Management) and the Faculty of Health Sciences (Department of Nursing, Department of Clinical Radiology, and Department of Clinical Engineering) were launched.
    1999 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of International Languages and Cultures, Graduate School of International Languages and Cultures.
    2000 At Osaka Institute of Technology:
    A day and night course system was introduced into the Faculty of Engineering.

    A master's course was added to the major in Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
    2001 The Faculty of Human Environment (Departments of Clinical Psychology, Language and Communication and Kansei (sensitivity) Information) was added to Hiroshima International University.

    At Osaka Institute of Technology High School:
    Information and other courses were added to the ordinary courses.
    The technical course was reorganized into two courses and five programs.
    Recruitment of students for automobile, electrical, and civil engineering courses was discontinued.
    2002 At Osaka Institute of Technology: The Department of Media Science was added to the Faculty of Information Science and Technology and the Department of Information Processing changed its name to the Department of Computer Science. In the Faculty of Engineering, the following departments names were changed: the Department of Civil Engineering to the Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design; the Department of Electrical Engineering to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering; and the Department of Electronic Engineering to the Department of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineering. A doctoral course was added to the major in Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. The major in Civil Engineering and Urban Design in the Graduate School of Engineering changed its name to the Major in Civil Engineering and Urban Design.

    At Setsunan University:
    The Faculty of Science and Engineering changed department names as follows: the Department of Civil Engineering to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Department of Management Engineering to the Department of Management Systems Engineering.

    Hiroshima International University launched the Faculty of Socio-Environmental Science (Department of Architecture Technology, Department of Socio-Environmental Design, and Department of Information and Communications Technology).

    Osaka Institute of Technology High School adopted a five-day school week system and the semester system.
    2003 The Faculty of Intellectual Property was launched at Osaka Institute of Technology.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized into the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing. The Graduate School was established. Graduate courses included a master's course in the major in Nursing, Graduate School of Nursing Studies, and the following in the Graduate School of Integrated Human Science Studies: a doctoral course in the major in Clinical Psychology and a master's course in the major in Health Sciences Management and the major in Medical Engineering and Technology.

    Osaka Institute of Technology High School reorganized its ordinary courses into five courses and discontinued the recruitment of students for the technology course.
    2004 At Hiroshima International University, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) and a master's course in the major in Health and Social Services, Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies, were added.
    2005 At Osaka Institute of Technology, a professional degree course was added to the Graduate School of Intellectual Property (major in Intellectual Property).

    At Setsunan University: The Division of International Languages and Cultures, Faculty of International Languages and Cultures, changed its name to the Department of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies. A doctoral course was added to the Division of Business Administration and Information, Graduate School of Business Administration and Information.

    At Hiroshima International University, a doctoral course was added to the major in Medical Engineering and Technology, Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies.
    2006 Osaka Institute of Technology reorganized the Faculty of Engineering: The recruitment of students under the day and night course system was discontinued, and three new Departments of Environmental Engineering, Design and Architecture, and Biomedical Engineering were added. The Department of Management Engineering changed its name to the Department of Technology Management.

    Setsunan University launched the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration and information. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences shifted to the six-year system, and the current structure comprising two departments (Department of Hygiene and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) was reorganized into one department (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences).

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Department of Physical Therapy was added to the Faculty of Health Sciences. The following names were changed: The Faculty of Human Environment to the Faculty of Psychological Science, the Department of Languages and Communication to the Department of English and Communication, and the Department of Kansei (sensitivity) Information to the Department of Kansei Design. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences shifted to the six-year system. A master's course was added to the following departments in the Graduate School of Socio-Infrastructural Technologies: Department of Information and Communications Technology and Department of Architecture and Environmental Technology.

    Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College closed (September 30).
  • Collaboration with Keiko Gakuen
    2007 At Osaka Institute of Technology: The Faculty of Information Science and Technology was reorganized: The Department of Information Networks was added. The Department of Information Science changed its name to the Department of Computer Science.
    A doctoral course was added to the majors in Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Faculty of Socio-Environmental Science was reorganized into the Faculty of Engineering, to which the Department of Mechanics and Robotics was added. The Department of Architecture and Creativity changed its name to the Department of Architecture Technology. In the Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies, recruitment for the master's course in the Major in Clinical Psychology was discontinued, and a professional degree course in the Major in Practical Clinical Psychology and a master's course in the Major in English and Communication were added.

    a partnership agreement was concluded with Keiko Gakuen Educational Foundation (November 27).
    Keiko Gakuen Educational Foundation changed its corporate name to "Josho Keiko Gakuen" Educational Foundation (December 25).
  • To Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation
    2008 The corporate name was changed to Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation.

    At Setsunan University, a doctoral course was added to the Division of Innovation and Creativity Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. Center for Japanese Language was established.

    At Hiroshima International University, a master's course was added to the Major in Kansei (sensitivity) Design, Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies.

    Osaka Institute of Technology High School changed its name to Josho Gakuen High School
    2009 At Hiroshima International University, the Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies was reorganized into the Graduate School of Psychological Science and the Graduate School of Health and Welfare Science. The Graduate School of Socio-Enviroment Science changed its name to the Graduate School of Engineering.
    2010 At Osaka Institute of Technology, the Department of Robotics and that of Biomedical Engineering were added to the Faculty of Engineering. A doctoral course was added to the Major in Design and Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering.

    At Setsunan University:
    The Faculty of Economics (Department of Economics) was added.
    The Faculty of Business Administration and Information changed its name to the Faculty of Business Administration. The Faculty of Engineering was reorganized into the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Departments of Life Science, Living and Environmental Design and Civil and Environmental Engineering were added.
    2011 Josho Gakuen Junior High School established.

    At Hiroshima International University: The Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health and Welfare, was reorganized into the Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health Services Management. The Department of Rehabilitation was added to the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Communication Psychology to the Faculty of Psychological Science.
    2012 At Setsunan University:
    The Faculty of Nursing (Department of Nursing) was added.
    A doctoral course was added to the Division of Pharmacy and Health Science.
    Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    A master of Nursing (Division of Nursing) was reorganized into A doctor courses.
    A doctoral course was added to the Division of Pharmacy and Health Science, Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Science.
    2013 Marge with Josho keiko Gakuen Edueational Fundation
    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Department of Integrated Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized into the Departnent of Assistive Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Rehabilitation.

    The Department of Clinical Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized into the Department of Medical Science Faculty of Health Sciences.
    2014 At Setsunan University:
    The Graduate school of Engineering changed its name to the Graduate school of Science and Engineering.
    The Graduate school of Economics and Business Administration (Division of Economics and Division of Business Administration) was added.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Faculty of Clinical Nutrition (Department of Clinical Nutrition) was added.
    2015 At Hiroshima International University:
    The Faculty of Psychology (Department of Psychology) was added.
    At Hiroshima International University, the Clinical Psychology Department and Communication and Psychology Department of the Faculty of Psychological Science were reorganized into the Psychology Department.
    Enrollment of students for the Major in Kansei (sensitivity) Design of the Graduate School of Psychological Science was stopped.
    2016 At Setsunan University:
    A doctoral course was added to the Major in Life Science of the Faculty of Science and Engineering; a master’s course was added to the Major in Nursing of the Faculty of Nursing.
    At Hiroshima International University:
    Enrollment of students for the Graduate School of Engineering was stopped.
    2017 At Osaka Institute of Technology:
    Enrollment of students was stopped for the Majors in Civil Engineering and Urban Design, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Applied Chemistry and Design and Architecture. In the same department, doctoral courses were added for the Majors in Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Design, Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Applied chemistry, Environment and Biomedical Engineering. A doctoral course was added for the Major in Robotics and Design.
    Enrollment for students in the Department Design and Architecture and Department of Robotics of the Faculty of Engineering was stopped. The Department of Robotics, the Department of System Design and the Department of Design and Architecture were added to the Faculty of Robotics Design.
    2019 In the Faculty of Engineering, the following department name is change; the Department of Electronics, Information to the Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering. In the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, the following departments names are changes; The Department of Information Science changes its name to the Department of Information and Computer Science; and the Department of Information Networks to the Department of Network Design.
Foundation of Josho Gakuen
  • Foundation of Josho Gakuen
  • Establishment of Osaka Institute of Technology
  • Establishment of Setsunan University
  • Establishment of Hiroshima International University
  • Collaboration with Keiko Gakuen
  • To Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation
  • Foundation of Josho Gakuen
    1922 Kansai Engineering Technical School was established.
    1926 Kansai Engineering Foundation was established.
    1927 Kansai Advanced Engineering School was established.
    1933 Kansai Technical School (current "Josho Gakuen High School") was established.
    1940 Kansai Advanced Technical School (current "Osaka Institute of Technology") was established.
    1942 Kansai Advanced Technical School changed its name to Setsunan Advanced Technical School.

    Setsunan Heavy Machinery Technical School established.
    1944 Setsunan Advanced Technical School changed its name to Setsunan Engineering Technical School (closed in 1951).

    Setsunan Heavy Machinery Technical School changed its name to Setsunan Technical School (closed in 1951).
    1947 The corporate name was changed to Setsunan Gakuen.
    1948 Kansai Technical School and Setsunan Technical School were integrated into Setsunan Gakuen High School.

    Mechanical, Electrical, Architecture, and Civil Engineering Courses were launched.

    Setsunan Gakuen Junior High School established (later the name was changed to Osaka Institute of Technology Junior High School, which closed in 1979).

    Kansai Advanced Engineering School changed its name to Setsunan Institute of Engineering.
  • Establishment of Osaka Institute of Technology
    1949 Setsunan University of Technology was established by upgrading Setsunan Engineering Technical School to a university under the new school system.

    The departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Electrical Engineering were launched in the first and second sections of the Faculty of Engineering.

    The corporate name was changed to Osaka Institute of Technology.

    Setsunan University of Technology changed its name to Osaka Institute of Technology.

    The ordinary program was added to Setsunan High School.
    1950 The Department of Mechanical Engineering was added to the first and second sections of the Faculty of Engineering.

    Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College established. Departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Electricity were launched in the day program (the day program was discontinued in March 1965).

    Setsunan Gakuen High School changed its name to Osaka Institute of Technology High School.

    Setsunan Engineering Technical School changed its name to Osaka Institute of Technology Technical School (closed down in 1979).
    1951 The corporation was reorganized into the educational corporation Osaka Institute of Technology.
    1954 The Department of Mechanical Science was added to the Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College.
    1958 The Department of Applied Chemistry was added to the first section of the Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology.
    1959 The Department of Electronic Engineering was added to the first section of the Faculty of Engineering.
    1960 The Department of Applied Chemistry was added to the second section of the Faculty of Engineering.
    1962 The Department of Engineering Management was added to the first and second sections of the Faculty of Engineering. The Department of Electronic Engineering was added to the second section of the Faculty of Engineering. (The Department of Engineering Management changed its name to Department of Management Engineering in 1976.)

    Osaka Advanced Technical School established (closed in 1979).
    1963 The Department of Automobiles was added to the Osaka Institute of Technology High School.
    1964 At the Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College, the night program was launched in the departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electricity, and Mechanical Science.
    1965 The Osaka Institute of Technology Graduate School was established. Master's courses were launched in the Graduate School of Engineering (majors in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Chemistry). (The Department of Electrical Engineering changed its name to Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1997.)
    1967 In the Graduate School of Engineering, a master's course was added to the major in Engineering Management and a doctoral course to majors in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering (name changed: from Engineering Management to Management Engineering in 1976 and from Electrical Engineering to Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1997).
    1971 The department names of the Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College were changed to the departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
    1972 Osaka Institute of Technology High School became coeducational.
  • Establishment of Setsunan University
    1975 Setsunan University was established. The Faculty of Engineering (Departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Management Engineering) was launched.
    1977 At Osaka Institute of Technology, a doctoral course was added to the major in Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering.
    1982 At Setsunan University, the Faculty of International Languages and Cultures (Department of International Languages and Cultures) and the Faculty of Management Information (Department of Management Information) were added.
    1983 At Setsunan University, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Hygiene and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) was added.
    1984 A course system (Ordinary Course and English & Mathematics Course) was introduced into the Ordinary Program of Osaka Institute of Technology High School.
    1987 The corporate name was changed to Osaka Technology Setsunan University.
    1988 At Setsunan University, the Faculty of Law (Department of Law) was added. The Graduate School established, and a master's course was launched in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
    1989 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to divisions of Social Development Engineering and Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.
    1990 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, and a doctoral course to the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
    1991 At Osaka Institute of Technology, a doctoral course was added to the major in Industrial Management, Graduate School of Engineering.
    1993 At Setsunan University, the Department of Business Administration and Information was added to the Faculty of Business Administration and Information.
    1995 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of Business Administration and Information, Graduate School of Business Administration and Information.
    1996 At Osaka Institute of Technology, the Faculty of Information Science and Technology (Department of Information Processing and Department of Information Systems) was added.
    1997 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of Law, Graduate School of Law.
  • Establishment of Hiroshima International University
    1998 Hiroshima International University was established. The Faculty of Health and Welfare (Department of Health and Social Services and Department of Health Services Management) and the Faculty of Health Sciences (Department of Nursing, Department of Clinical Radiology, and Department of Clinical Engineering) were launched.
    1999 At Setsunan University, a master's course was added to the Division of International Languages and Cultures, Graduate School of International Languages and Cultures.
    2000 At Osaka Institute of Technology:
    A day and night course system was introduced into the Faculty of Engineering.

    A master's course was added to the major in Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
    2001 The Faculty of Human Environment (Departments of Clinical Psychology, Language and Communication and Kansei (sensitivity) Information) was added to Hiroshima International University.

    At Osaka Institute of Technology High School:
    Information and other courses were added to the ordinary courses.
    The technical course was reorganized into two courses and five programs.
    Recruitment of students for automobile, electrical, and civil engineering courses was discontinued.
    2002 At Osaka Institute of Technology: The Department of Media Science was added to the Faculty of Information Science and Technology and the Department of Information Processing changed its name to the Department of Computer Science. In the Faculty of Engineering, the following departments names were changed: the Department of Civil Engineering to the Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design; the Department of Electrical Engineering to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering; and the Department of Electronic Engineering to the Department of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineering. A doctoral course was added to the major in Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. The major in Civil Engineering and Urban Design in the Graduate School of Engineering changed its name to the Major in Civil Engineering and Urban Design.

    At Setsunan University:
    The Faculty of Science and Engineering changed department names as follows: the Department of Civil Engineering to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Department of Management Engineering to the Department of Management Systems Engineering.

    Hiroshima International University launched the Faculty of Socio-Environmental Science (Department of Architecture Technology, Department of Socio-Environmental Design, and Department of Information and Communications Technology).

    Osaka Institute of Technology High School adopted a five-day school week system and the semester system.
    2003 The Faculty of Intellectual Property was launched at Osaka Institute of Technology.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized into the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing. The Graduate School was established. Graduate courses included a master's course in the major in Nursing, Graduate School of Nursing Studies, and the following in the Graduate School of Integrated Human Science Studies: a doctoral course in the major in Clinical Psychology and a master's course in the major in Health Sciences Management and the major in Medical Engineering and Technology.

    Osaka Institute of Technology High School reorganized its ordinary courses into five courses and discontinued the recruitment of students for the technology course.
    2004 At Hiroshima International University, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) and a master's course in the major in Health and Social Services, Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies, were added.
    2005 At Osaka Institute of Technology, a professional degree course was added to the Graduate School of Intellectual Property (major in Intellectual Property).

    At Setsunan University: The Division of International Languages and Cultures, Faculty of International Languages and Cultures, changed its name to the Department of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies. A doctoral course was added to the Division of Business Administration and Information, Graduate School of Business Administration and Information.

    At Hiroshima International University, a doctoral course was added to the major in Medical Engineering and Technology, Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies.
    2006 Osaka Institute of Technology reorganized the Faculty of Engineering: The recruitment of students under the day and night course system was discontinued, and three new Departments of Environmental Engineering, Design and Architecture, and Biomedical Engineering were added. The Department of Management Engineering changed its name to the Department of Technology Management.

    Setsunan University launched the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration and information. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences shifted to the six-year system, and the current structure comprising two departments (Department of Hygiene and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) was reorganized into one department (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences).

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Department of Physical Therapy was added to the Faculty of Health Sciences. The following names were changed: The Faculty of Human Environment to the Faculty of Psychological Science, the Department of Languages and Communication to the Department of English and Communication, and the Department of Kansei (sensitivity) Information to the Department of Kansei Design. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences shifted to the six-year system. A master's course was added to the following departments in the Graduate School of Socio-Infrastructural Technologies: Department of Information and Communications Technology and Department of Architecture and Environmental Technology.

    Osaka Institute of Technology Junior College closed (September 30).
  • Collaboration with Keiko Gakuen
    2007 At Osaka Institute of Technology: The Faculty of Information Science and Technology was reorganized: The Department of Information Networks was added. The Department of Information Science changed its name to the Department of Computer Science.
    A doctoral course was added to the majors in Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Faculty of Socio-Environmental Science was reorganized into the Faculty of Engineering, to which the Department of Mechanics and Robotics was added. The Department of Architecture and Creativity changed its name to the Department of Architecture Technology. In the Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies, recruitment for the master's course in the Major in Clinical Psychology was discontinued, and a professional degree course in the Major in Practical Clinical Psychology and a master's course in the Major in English and Communication were added.

    a partnership agreement was concluded with Keiko Gakuen Educational Foundation (November 27).
    Keiko Gakuen Educational Foundation changed its corporate name to "Josho Keiko Gakuen" Educational Foundation (December 25).
  • To Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation
    2008 The corporate name was changed to Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation.

    At Setsunan University, a doctoral course was added to the Division of Innovation and Creativity Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. Center for Japanese Language was established.

    At Hiroshima International University, a master's course was added to the Major in Kansei (sensitivity) Design, Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies.

    Osaka Institute of Technology High School changed its name to Josho Gakuen High School
    2009 At Hiroshima International University, the Graduate School of Integrated Human Sciences Studies was reorganized into the Graduate School of Psychological Science and the Graduate School of Health and Welfare Science. The Graduate School of Socio-Enviroment Science changed its name to the Graduate School of Engineering.
    2010 At Osaka Institute of Technology, the Department of Robotics and that of Biomedical Engineering were added to the Faculty of Engineering. A doctoral course was added to the Major in Design and Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering.

    At Setsunan University:
    The Faculty of Economics (Department of Economics) was added.
    The Faculty of Business Administration and Information changed its name to the Faculty of Business Administration. The Faculty of Engineering was reorganized into the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Departments of Life Science, Living and Environmental Design and Civil and Environmental Engineering were added.
    2011 Josho Gakuen Junior High School established.

    At Hiroshima International University: The Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health and Welfare, was reorganized into the Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health Services Management. The Department of Rehabilitation was added to the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Communication Psychology to the Faculty of Psychological Science.
    2012 At Setsunan University:
    The Faculty of Nursing (Department of Nursing) was added.
    A doctoral course was added to the Division of Pharmacy and Health Science.
    Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    A master of Nursing (Division of Nursing) was reorganized into A doctor courses.
    A doctoral course was added to the Division of Pharmacy and Health Science, Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Science.
    2013 Marge with Josho keiko Gakuen Edueational Fundation
    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Department of Integrated Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized into the Departnent of Assistive Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Rehabilitation.

    The Department of Clinical Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, was reorganized into the Department of Medical Science Faculty of Health Sciences.
    2014 At Setsunan University:
    The Graduate school of Engineering changed its name to the Graduate school of Science and Engineering.
    The Graduate school of Economics and Business Administration (Division of Economics and Division of Business Administration) was added.

    At Hiroshima International University:
    The Faculty of Clinical Nutrition (Department of Clinical Nutrition) was added.
    2015 At Hiroshima International University:
    The Faculty of Psychology (Department of Psychology) was added.
    At Hiroshima International University, the Clinical Psychology Department and Communication and Psychology Department of the Faculty of Psychological Science were reorganized into the Psychology Department.
    Enrollment of students for the Major in Kansei (sensitivity) Design of the Graduate School of Psychological Science was stopped.
    2016 At Setsunan University:
    A doctoral course was added to the Major in Life Science of the Faculty of Science and Engineering; a master’s course was added to the Major in Nursing of the Faculty of Nursing.
    At Hiroshima International University:
    Enrollment of students for the Graduate School of Engineering was stopped.
    2017 At Osaka Institute of Technology:
    Enrollment of students was stopped for the Majors in Civil Engineering and Urban Design, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Biomediical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Applied Chemistry and Design and Architecture. In the same department, doctoral courses were added for the Majors in Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Design, Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Applied chemistry, Environment and Biomedical Engineering. A doctoral course was added for the Major in Robotics and Design.
    Enrollment for students in the Department Design and Architecture and Department of Robotics of the Faculty of Engineering was stopped. The Department of Robotics, the Department of System Design and the Department of Design and Architecture were added to the Faculty of Robotics Design.
    2019 In the Faculty of Engineering, the following department name is change; the Department of Electronics, Information to the Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering. In the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, the following departments names are changes; The Department of Information Science changes its name to the Department of Information and Computer Science; and the Department of Information Networks to the Department of Network Design.
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