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History

1949
Electrical and Radio Wave School founded at Kuhonji 4-chome, Kumamoto City
Professional Department (high school 2-year course) and Advanced Course (junior high school 3-year course)
opened in each department
1960
Moved to Ikeda 4-chome, Kumamoto City
1961
Juridical organization KIMIGAFUCHI GAKUEN approved
KIMIGAFUCHI Technical High School established
Major Course (2-year course, high school graduates admitted), Electronic Industry Course and Electrical Communication Course opened
1965
Kumamoto Technical Junior College established
1967
Kumamoto Institute of Technology established
Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Industrial Chemistry opened
Kumamoto Technical Junior College closed
1969
epartment of Civil Engineering and Department of Architecture opened
1973
Department of Electrical Engineering opened
1976
Department of Structural Engineering and Department of Applied Microbial Technology opened
1982
Graduate School of Engineering established Applied Microbial Technology Master Course opened
1987
Structural Engineering Master Course (currently Aerospace Systems Engineering Masters Course) opened.
1989
Applied Microbial Technology Doctoral Course and Applied Chemistry Master Course opened
1991
Microbial Technology Doctoral Course, Electricity and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Systems Development Technology Master Course opened
1995
Night School for all departments opened
1996
Energy Electronics Doctoral Course opened
1998
Socio-Environmental Engineering Doctoral Course opened
1999
Mechanical System Engineering Doctoral Course opened
The 50th Anniversary Ceremony of Foundation held
2000
Faculty of Art established
Department of Applied Life Science opened
School name changed to SOJO University
2001
Japanese Course for foreign students opened
2004
Graduate School of Art established
Division of Fine Art Master Course and Division of Design Master Course opened
Applied Life Science Master Course and Applied Life Science Doctoral Course opened
2005
Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences , Faculty of Biology and Life Science, and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science established.
2006
Art Doctorate Program is established.
Six-year new Pharmaceutical education system started.

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