Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Kochi University

History

A brief history of the Faculty of Agriculture is as follows; According to the National School Establishment Law (Act 150, May 31, 1949), the Faculty of Agriculture(Department of Agriculture), Kochi University was established.

1950
  Establishment of the University Farm affiliated with Faculty of Agriculture.
1954
  Establishment of the Department of Forestry and the University Forest affiliated with Faculty of Agriculture.
1960
  Establishment of the Postgraduate Course of Agriculture (Agriculture Major and Forestry Major).
1961
  Establishment of the Postgraduate Course of Agriculture (Agricultural Chemistry Major).
1962
  Establishment of the Department of Agricultural Engineering.
1964
  Name Change from Department of Agriculture to Department of Subtropical Agriculture.
1965
  Establishment of the Department of Aquaculture.
1966
  Expansion of the Postgraduate Course of Agriculture (Agricultural Engineering Major).
1968
  Discontinuance of the Postgraduate Course of Agriculture.
1968
  Establishment of the Graduate School of Agriculture (Subtropical Agriculture Major, Forestry Major,Agricultural Chemistry Major and Agricultural Engineering Major).
1969
  Establishment of the Fisheries Laboratory affiliated with Faculty of Agriculture.
1969
  Establishment of the Graduate School of Agriculture (Aquaculture Major).
1978
  Discontinuance of the Fisheries Laboratory affiliated with Faculty of Agriculture.
Establishment of Usa Marine Biological Institute.
1983
  Establishment of the Research Institute of Biological Horticulture.
1985
  Establishment of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University(Consortium Organization of Kochi University, Kagawa University, and Ehime University) (Doctoral Course).
1992
  Establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture (the Department of Subtropical Agriculture, Department of Forest Science, Department of Aquaculture, Department of Environmental Technology, and Department of Bioresources Science) as a result of reorganization.
1993
  Discontinuance of the Research Institute of Biological Horticulture.
1993
  Establishment of the Research Institute of Molecular Genetics.
1994
  Establishment of the International Communication House.
1996
  Establishment of the Graduate School of Agriculture (the Subtropical Agriculture Major, Forest Science Major, Aquaculture Major, Environmental Technology Major, and Bioresources Science Major) as a result of reorganization.
2000
  Expansion of the Postgraduate Course of Aquaculture Major (Deep Seawater Science).
2000   Establishment of AAP-program.
2003
  Establishment of Education and Research Center for Subtropical Field Science(the University Farm and the University Forest)as a result of reorganization.
2004
  Establishment of National University Corporation Kochi University.
2004
  Establishment of Graduate School of Kuroshio Science (Doctoral Course)
2006
  Professor Kazuo SHINO takes up the concurrent post of 15th Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and 10th Director of the Graduate School of Agriculture.
2007
  Reorganization into one department offering 8 courses.
2008
  Graduate School of Agriculture turned into Agricultural Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences by having been reorganized into one graduate school.
2010
  Professor Kenji KAWAI takes up the concurrent post of 16th Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and 11th Head of Agricultural Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
2012
  Professor Katsumi ISHIKAWA takes up the concurrent post of 17th Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and 12th Head of Agricultural Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
2016
  The Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Sciences with 3 departments(Agriculture, Forestry, Bioresource and environmental sciences; Agricultural Chemistry; Marine Resource Science)is founded as a part of whole school reorganization.
2016
  Prof.Tsuneo Ogata takes up the concurrent post of the first Dean of Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Sciences, and the Head of Agricultural Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
2018
  Prof.Tsuneo Ogata was reappointed of Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Sciences, and the Head of Agricultural Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
2020 Graduate School of Agricultural Science turned into Agriculture and Marine Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences.
2020 Prof. Keisuke Edashige takes up the concurrent post of the second Dean of Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Sciences, and the first Head of Agriculture and Marine Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences.