Timeline University Guide

Timeline

1912 Sep. Nagoya Training School of Electricity established
Dec. Nagoya Private College of Electricity established
1954 Apr. Nagoya Junior College of Electrical Engineering established
1959 Jan. Nagoya Institute of Electricity established
Apr. Electrical Engineering department established
1960 Apr.

The Nagoya Institute of Electricity officially renamed the Aichi Institute of Technology

Electronics Engineering and Applied Chemistry departments established
1962 Apr. Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Management Engineering departments established
1963 Apr. Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments established in the Faculty of Engineering II
1964 Dec. Relocation of the university to its current location in Yakusa begins
1965 Apr. Civil Engineering Department established in the Faculty of Engineering I
Jul. The Nagoya Junior College of Electrical Engineering is officially renamed the Junior College of the Aichi Institute of Technology
1966 Apr. Master's Course in Engineering established at the AIT graduate school Majors offered in Electrical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
1968 Apr. Architecture Department established in the Faculty of Engineering I
1971 Jan. University President Koji Goto travels to China for talks with Chou En Lai in the first stages of Ping-Pong Diplomacy
1972 Feb. Environment Engineering Research Institute established
1973 Apr. Master's Course in Civil Engineering established at the graduate school
Major offered in Industrial and Management Engineering
1974 Mar. Relocation of the university to Yakusa completed
Jul. University library completed
1976 Apr. Architectural Engineering Department established in the Faculty of Engineering I
Master's programs in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture established at the graduate school
1977 Jan. Kotokukan gymnasium and lecture hall completed
Jul. Exchange program set up with Mexico University
Nov. Information Technology Center completed
1978 Aug. Junior College of the Aichi Institute of Technology abolished
1980 Dec. Sister university ties established with Southeast University in Nanjing, China
1981 Oct. International Exchange Center created
1983 Mar. Aiwa Kaikan (Convention Hall) completed
1985 Apr. Front entrance constructed
1987 Jul. Exchange program set up with the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico
1988 Feb. CRAY X-MP / 14se (the first supercomputer at a Japanese university) installed at the Information Technology Center
Apr. Information Network Engineering Department established in the Faculty of Engineering I
1992 Apr. Two doctoral programs established in the Graduate School of Engineering: Electricity and Materials Engineering and Production and Construction Engineering
Five master's programs in the Graduate School of Engineering restructured into four: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Materials Chemistry, Production System Engineering, and Construction System Engineering
Industrial and Management Engineering course abolished
Jun. Environment Engineering Research Institute abolished (absorbed into the Research Institute for Industrial Technology)
Nov. AIT Research Institute for Industrial Technology established
1996 Mar. General Education Center (Building No. 10) completed
1998 Apr. Regular daytime and evening courses established in the nine departments of the Faculty of Engineering I
Students no longer accepted into the Faculty of Engineering II
Computer Education Center completed
Seismic Resistance Experiment Center completed
2000 Apr. Faculty of Management and Information Science established (restructured Industrial and Management Engineering Department) Department of Management Information, Department of Marketing Information established
Jul. Extension Center completed
2001 Apr. AIT Plaza completed
May Student Challenge Project begun
Jul. Academic partnership agreement established with Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University in France
2002 Jul. Academic exchange agreement established with the University of Kentucky
2003 Apr. Building No. 12 completed
Internship Support Center established
Mirai Kobo established
Nov. Academic exchange agreement established with Chiang Mai University, Thailand
2004 Apr. Departments are restructured into faculties containing departments and courses
Four departments are set up in the Faculty of Engineering, each with their own courses: the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Electrical Engineering Course, Electronics Course, Information Network Engineering Course) , the Department of Applied Chemistry (Applied Chemistry Course) , the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Course, Intelligent Mechanical Engineering Course) , and the Department of Urban Environment (Civil Engineering Course, Architecture Course, Environmental Engineering Course)
Two departments are set up in the Faculty of Management and Information Science, each with their own courses: the Department of Applied Information Science (Management Systems Course, Software Science Course) , and Department of Marketing and Information Systems (Marketing and Information Systems Course)
2005 Apr. The Graduate School of Business Administration and Information Science is established, with both a master's and doctoral program in Business Administration and Computer Science
Motoyama Campus opens in Nagoya
Regional Disaster Prevention Research Center established
Building No. 13 (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Business Management Major) completed
AIT holds the Expo University and a variety of other events at the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi (through September)
2006 Apr. Graduate of School of Engineering Master's Course renamed from the Production System Engineering Course to the Mechanical Engineering Course
2007 Apr. Students no longer accepted to evening courses
Eco-electric Power Research Center established
2009 Apr. Faculties, departments and majors restructured to create three faculties and seven departments with a total of 14 majors
Faculty of Engineering set up with five majors: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Electrical Engineering Major, Electronics and Information Network Major) , Department of Applied Chemistry (Applied Chemistry Major, Biomaterials and Environmental Chemistry Major) , Department of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Major, Mechanical Creative Design Major) , Department of Urban Environment major (Civil Engineering Major) , and Department of Architecture (Architecture Major, Architectural Design Major)
Faculty of Business Administration set up with a Department of Business Administration and three majors (Management and Information Systems Major, Business Management Major, Sports Management Major)
Faculty of Information Science set up with a Department of Information Science and two majors (Computer System Major, Media Information Major)
Jun. AIT screens the film Raise the Castle! to commemorate its 50th anniversary
Nov. 50th anniversary commemorative ceremony
2010 Apr. Jiyugaoka Campus opens in Nagoya
Sep. New Building No. 1 completed
2014 Feb. Film AFO screened to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Nagoya Electrical Educational Foundation
2015 Mar. New Building No. 2 completed
Apr. Department of Urban Environment in the Faculty of Engineering is renamed the Department of Civil Engineering.
2016 May Central Terrace completed
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