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1897. 6 Kyoto Imperial University established.

1897. 9

Science and Engineering College established.

Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering courses established.

1898. 9

Electrical Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, and Manufacturing Science & Technology courses established.

1914. 7

Separated Science and Engineering College divided into Science College and Engineering College.

1914. 9

Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mining & Metallurgy and Industrial Chemistry courses established.
1919. 2 Engineering College became Faculty of Engineering.
1920. 8 Architecture & Architectural Engineering course established.
1939. 3 Fuel Chemistry course established.
1940. 4 Chemical Engineering course established.
1941. 3 Textile Chemistry course established.
1942. 3 Mining &Metallurgy course divided into Mining and Metallurgy course.
Aeronautical Engineering course established.
1946. 1

Aeronautical Engineering course abolished, Applied Physics course established.

1947. 9 Kyoto Imperial University changed it's name to Kyoto University.
1949. 5 Launch of the new Kyoto University.
1953. 4 Graduate School of Engineering established.
1954. 4 Electronic Science & Engineering course established.
1955. 4 Applied Physics course renamed Aeronautical Engineering course.
1957. 4 Department of Nuclear Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering established.
1958. 4 Nuclear Engineering, and Environmental & Sanitary Engineering courses established.
1959. 4

Automation Research Laboratory established.

Applied Mathematics & Physics course established.

1960. 4 Precision Mechanics and Synthetic Chemistry courses established.
1961. 4

Electrical Engineering II course, Metal Science & Technology course and Ionosphere Research Laboratory established.
Reorganized/renamed Textile Chemistry course to Polymer Chemistry course.

Reorganized Chemical Engineering course.

1962. 4 Mechanical Engineering II course established.
1963. 4 Transportation Engineering course established.
1964. 4 Architecture & Architectural Engineering II courses established and Mining course renamed Mineral Science & Technology course.
1966. 4 Superheated Plasma Physics Laboratory established.
Reorganized/renamed Fuel Chemistry course to Hydrocarbon Chemistry course.
1970. 4 Information Science course established.
1975. 4 Mechanical Engineering II course rearranged and renamed to Physical Engineering course.
1976. 5 Plasma Physics Laboratory inaugurated as Kyoto University's Heliotron Fusion Research Center.
1978. 4 Ion Beam Engineering Experimental Laboratory established.
1981. 4 Ionosphere Research Laboratory inaugurated as Kyoto University's Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere.
1983. 4 Department of Molecular Engineering established.
1985. 4 Research Laboratory for Control of Environmental Micropollutants established.
1986. 4 Research Laboratory of Carbonaceous Resources Conversion Technology established.
1987. 5 Department of Applied Systems Science established.
1989. 5

Automation Research Laboratory abolished, and Integrated Media Environmental Laboratory established.

1991. 4 Department of Global Environment Engineering established.
1992. 4 Mesoscopic Materials Research Center established.
1993. 4

Reorganization of Chemistry systems. Five undergraduate courses (Industrial Chemistry, Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry) reorganized into Industrial Chemistry, and five departments (same as the undergraduate courses) and Department of Molecular Engineering reorganized into six departments (Material Chemistry, Energy & Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Molecular Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Chemical Engineering).

1994. 6 Reorganization of Physics System. Seven undergraduate courses (Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Aeronautical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Precision Mechanics, Metal Science & Technology and Physical Engineering) reorganized into Physical Engineering, and seven departments(same as the undergraduate courses) reorganized into Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Science, Precision Mechanics, Applied Energy Science & Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Material Engineering, and  Aeronautics & Astronautics.
1995. 4

Reorganization of Electric and Information systems.

Reorganized three undergraduate courses (Electrical Engineering, Electronic Sciense &  Engineering, and Electrical Engineering II)  into Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and two undergraduate courses (Applied Mathematics & Physics, and Information Science) into Informatics & Mathematical Science: reorganized six departments (Electrical Engineering, Electronics Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering II, Applied Mathematics & Physics, Information Science, and Applied Systems Science) into departments of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Physical Properties Engineering, Electronics and Communication Egineering, Applied Mathematics & Physics, Information Science, and Applied Systems Science.

Reserach Laboratory for Control of Environmental Micropollutants renamed to Research Center for Environmental Quality Control.

1996. 4

Reorganization of Civil Engineering and Architecture systems. Reorganized four undergraduate courses (Civil Engineering, Environmental & Sanitary Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Mineral Science & Technology) into Global Engineering, and two undergraduate courses (Architecture & Architectural Engineering II) into Architecture; reorganized seven departments (Civil Engineering, Environmental & Sanitary Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Mineral Science & Technology,  Architecture & Architectural Engineering, Architecture & Architectural Engineering II and Global Environment Engineering) into departments of Civil Engineering, Environment Engineering, Civil System Engineering, Mineral Science & Technology, Architecture & Architectural Engineering, Architecture & Environment Design, and Global Environment Engineering to prioritize graduate schools. Department of Applied Energy Science & Engineering abolished with creation of Graduate School of Energy Science.

Research Laboratory of Carbonaceous Resources Conversion Technology abolished.

1997. 4

Integrated Media Environment Experimental Laboratory abolished and integrated into Total Information Media Center.

1998. 4

With establishment of Graduate School of Informatics, Departments of  Electronics & Communication Engineering, Applied Mathematics & Physics, and Information Science & Applied System Science abolished.

Affiliation of Ion Beam Engineering Experimental Laboratory, Mesoscopic Materials Research Center and Research Center for Environmental Quality Control  transferred from Faculty of Engineering to Graduate School.

1999. 4 Affiliated Quantum Science and Engineering Center established.
2001. 4 Affiliated Katsura Int'tech Center established.
2002. 3 Affiliated Mesoscopic Materials Research Center abolished
4 Affiliated Center for Information Technology established.
2003. 4

Reorganization of Earth and Architecture systems and renaming of Electric system.

Five departments (Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Systems, Mineral Science & Technology, Environment Engineering and Global Environmental Engineering) reorganized into three departments (Civil & Earth Resources Engineering, Urban Management, and Urban & Environmental Engineering);Department of
Architecture & Environmental Design abolished; Department of Electronic Physical Properties Engineering renamed Department of Electronic Science & Engineering.

10

Katsura Campus established.

Eight departments (Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science & Engineering, Material Chemistry, Energy & Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Molecular Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering) and Ion Beam Engineering Experimental Laboratory moved to A Cluster.

2004. 4 Affiliated Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Management Center established.
10

Administration Facilities moved to B Cluster in  Katsura Campus, and  Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering moved to C Cluster in Katsura Campus.

2005. 4 Four graduate majors in physics  (Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Science, Precision Mechanics and Aeronautics & Astronautics) reorganized to Mechanical Engineering & Science, Micro Engineering, and Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Research Center for Environmental Quality Control renamed to Research Center for Environmental Quality Management.

2005.10

"Japan-China Cooperative Research Laboratory on Environmental Technology" seminar established by donation.

"Nano-Medicine Merger Education Unit" education started.

2006. 10

Department of Civil & Earth Resources Engineering, Urban Management and Urban & Environmental Engineering moved to C Cluster in Katsura Campus.

2007. 4

Ion Beam Engineering Experimental Laboratory reorganized.

Photonics and Electronics Science & Engineering Center established.

5 "JAPEX Energy Resources Engineering" seminar established by donation.
12 Center for Global Leadership Engineering Education established.
2008. 4

"Infrastructure Safety Engineering (JR West)" seminar established by donation.

7 "Advanced Battery Fundamentals" seminar established by donation.
2009. 4

"Advanced Transport Logistics (Hanshin Expressway)" seminar established by donation.

Affiliated Quantum Science & Engineering Center reorganized.

11 "Kyoto University Urban Policy Unit for Low-Carbon Society" established.
2010. 4 "Unit for Liveable Cities" established.