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History

Year Month Event
1858 May. Practitioners Trained in Dutch (European) mediclne in Edo (Tokyo) laid out money and established at Kanda Mitamagaike Vaccination station called the Shutojyo (vaccination center).
Nov. The Shutojyo burned by a fire which emerged from Kanda Aioicyo, continued its operation at other sites such as a residence of Ito Genboku.
1859 Sep. The Shutojyo was moved to and reconstructed at Shitaya lzumibashi Dohri.
1860 Oct. The Shutojyo became an official medical institution of the Shogunate Government.
1861 Oct. The Shutojyo was renamed as Seiyo Igaku-syo (Institute of Western Medicine) and offered courses of Western medicine in the fields of education, autopsy, and vaccination.
1863 Feb. The Seiyo Igaku-syo was renamed as Igaku-syo (Institute of Medicine).
1868 Jul. The Igaku-syo, affiliated with the Military hospital which was moved from Yokohama to Todo residence in Shitaya, was renamed as Daibyoin (the Great Hospital) .
1869 Feb. The Daibyoin renamed as Igakko-ken-byoin (Medical School and Hospital).
Dec. Igakko-ken-byoin was renamed as Daigaku-Higashiko (University East Building).
1871 Jul. Ministry of Education was established and Daigaku-Higashiko was renamed as Higashiko (East Building).
1872 Aug. School System was established, renaming Higashiko as Daiichi-daigaku-ku-Igakko (The 1st University District Medical School)
1874 May. Daiichi-daigaku-ku-Igakko was renamed as Tokyo-Igakko (Tokyo Medical School).
1876 Nov. Tokyo-Igakko was moved to Hongo.
1877 Apr. Tokyo-Igakko, affiliated with Tokyo-Kaisei School, renamed as The University of Tokyo. Tokyo Medical School was renamed as The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine.
1886 Mar. The University of Tokyo was renamed as Imperial University, and University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine renamed as Imperial University Medical college. Graduate School was established.
1897 Jun. The Imperial University was renamed as Tokyo Imperial University.
1917 Aug Eiraku Hospital affiliated with Ministry of Education Medical Practice License Examination, moved to Tokyo Imperial University and renamed as Koishikawa hospital affiliated to Tokyo Imperial University Medical College.
1919 Apr. Faculty system was established renaming Medical College as Faculty of Medicine.
1931 Feb. The first building of the Faculty of Medicine was constructed.
1936 Jan. Brain research office donated by Mr. Horikoshi Hisasaburo.
Nov. The second building of the Faculty of Medicine (main building) was constructed.
1947 Oct. Tokyo Imperial University renamed as The University of Tokyo.
1950 Apr. Institute of Nursing renamed as University Nursing School.
1953 Apr. School of Health Care and Nursing founded.
Jul. Graduate School of the new system founded, Division of Biological Science Dr. Med. Science course installed.
Brain research office established as Brain Research Institute of Faculty of Medicine.
1956 Apr. Midwives School established.
1958 Apr. Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences became independent Faculty.
May. Celebrated centennial of The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine.
1961 Mar. Medical Library was built in memorial of the centenary.
Apr. Institute of Medical Electronics established.
1965 Apr. Research Institute of Logopedics and Poniatrics was established.
School of Health Care and Nursing reorganized as the School of Health Sciences.
Graduate School of The University of Tokyo Reorganized and Division of Biological Science Dr. Med. Science course became Medical Science Division.
Health Science Course was established in Medical Science Division.
1966 Sep. The third building of Faculty of Medicine was constructed.
1971 Apr. Laboratory for Animal Experiments was established.
1973 Mar. Animal Center for Biomedical Research was constructed.
1983 Jan. Annex of the third building of the Faculty of Medicine was constructed.
1985 Sep. Medical and International Academic Affairs established.
1987 Apr. Graduate School specialized course was changed to major.
1992 Apr. School of Health Sciences became The School of Health Science and Nursing.
School of International Health was established in Medical Science Division.
Jul. Radiation Research Institute was established.
1995 Apr. As the result of the shift to the chair system of the Graduate School of Medicine, four divisions were abolished, Third Basic Medicine, Social Medicine. Third Clinical Medicine and Fourth Clinical Medicine. Instead, four divisions were established, Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, Social Medicine, Reproductive, Developmental and Aging Science and Surgery.
1996 Apr. As the result of the shift to the chair system of the Graduate School of Medicine, three divisions were abolished, First Clinical Medicine, Health Science and International Health. Instead, three divisions were established, Internal Medicine, Health Science and Nursing and International Health.
1997 Apr. As the result of the shift to the chair system of the Graduate School of Medicine, three divisions were abolished, First Basic Medicine, Second Basic Medicine and Second Clinical Medicine. Instead, four divisions were established, Molecular Cell Biology, Functional Biology, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience.
As the result of above mentioned reorganization, three institutes were abolished, Institute of Brain Research, Institute of Medical Electronics and Institute of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
1999 Apr. Master Course of Medical Science was established in Graduate School of Medicine.
This course accepts graduates of all faculties except those from Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.
2000 Apr. The International Research Center for Medical Education was established.
(The shared facility for education and research)
2001 Apr. University Branch Hospital was united to University Hospital.
2002 Mar. Nursing School and Midwives School was closed.
Experimental Building (First Stage) was constructed.
2003 Apr. Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine was established.
2004 Apr. All the National Universities owned by the Japanese Government becameNational University Corporations, and the University of Tokyo was renamed the University of Tokyo National University Corporation.
2005 Mar. Experimental Building (Second Stage) was constructed.
2007 Apr. The School of Public Health was establishrd. Thes school offers programs for Master public Health.
2008 May. The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Tokyo Hospital celebrated their 150th anniversary.
2010 Apr. The School of Health Science and Nursing became the School of Integrated Health Sciences.
2011 Jan. The Museum of Health and Medicine was established.
2013 Apr. The International Research Center for Medical Education became a facility of the Graduate School of Medicine.