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History


Three former prefectural colleges were merged into one broad-based prefectural university, just as the traditions and originalities of the colleges combined to inspire a new university in 1987.

We will count on the tradition of quality and excellence which this university has maintained to lead us into our next important era, as the University of Shizuoka becomes an independent corporate body devoted to education.
1983 Report submitted by the Committee on the Question of a Prefectural University recommending reform and integration of three prefectural colleges to create a broad-based university
1986 Approval granted for establishment of the University of Shizuoka
1987 University opens with Koji Uchizono as first president
1988 Establishment of Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1989 Campus buildings completed
1991 Establishment of Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences and Graduate School of International Relations
1993 Takeshi Hoshi appointed second university president
1995 Establishment of Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences (Doctoral program)
1997 Establishment of School of Nursing, Junior College Dental Hygiene Course, and Social Welfare Course
Establishment of Institute for Environmental Sciences
10th Anniversary of the founding of the University
1998 Establishment of Graduate School of Administration and Informatics (Master's program)
1999 Masaaki Hirobe appointed third university president
2001 Establishment of Graduate School of Nursing (Master's program)
2002 Establishment of Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences program
2003 Establishment of Center for Korean Studies, affiliated with Graduate School of International Relations
2004 Establishment of Center for Drug Discovery, affiliated with Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Center for Regional Management Studies, affiliated with Graduate School of Administration and Informatics
2005 Masaru Nishigaki appointed fourth university president
Establishment of Health Support Center, Information Center, and Environmental Education Center
2006 Approval for the charter of the public university corporation granted; ordinance concerning the establishment of the Assessment Committee was passed at the Shizuoka Prefectural Assembly Regular Conference in February
20th anniversary of the founding of the University
2007 University incorporated; management taken over by Shizuoka Prefectural University Corporation
Masachika Suzuki appointed first chairman
School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Food changes name to Department of Food Life Sciences; Department of Nutrition changes name to Department of Nutritional Life Sciences
Establishment Language and Communication Research Center; establishment of Career Support Center in Administration Office
2008 Establishment of Center for Promotion of Gender Equality
Establishment of Wider Europe Research Center and Center for Global Studies, both affiliated with the Graduate School of International Relations
2009 Naohide Kinae appointed fifth university president
2010 Establishment of Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master's program)
2011 Hiroshi Takeuchi appointed second chairman
Graduate School of Management and Information* reorganized as Graduate School of Management and Information of Innovation (Doctoral program established)
Establishment of Center for Health Services Management Studies, affiliated with Graduate School of Management and Information of Innovation
2012 Tasuku Honjo appointed third chairman
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences reorganized as Graduate School of Integrated Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences, Graduate Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Graduate Division of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences
Establishment of Global Center for Asian and Regional Research
2013 Establishment of Research Center for ICT Innovation, affiliated with Graduate School of Management and Information of Innovation
Establishment of Center for Pharma-Food Research, affiliated with Graduate Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2014 Establishment of School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Environmental and Life Sciences
Establishment of Food and Environment Research Center and Tea Science Center, affiliated with Graduate Division of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences
2015 Hiroshi Kito appointed sixth university president
Establishment of Fuji-no-Kuni Center for Future Education
2016 Establishment of Junior College Child Studies Course
*The School of Administration and Informatics changed its English name to the School of Management and Information in 2010.