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History of Hokuriku University

April 1975
- Hokuriku University founded under leadership of Hayashiya Kamejirō, former Minister of National Affairs in the 4th Cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshida Shigeru (1946~1954)
- Miura Kōji appointed President
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences established
- Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Department of Hygienic Sciences

Nov 1975
- University Opening Ceremony

April 1979
- Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Masters Degree) established

May 1980
- Kamejirō Hayashiya passes away

April 1983
- Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Doctorate Degree) established

Oct 1985
- 10 year Anniversary celebrations

April 1986
- Sister school agreement signed with Beijing Institute of Chinese Medicine (now Beijing University of Chinese Medicine)

April 1987
- Faculty of Foreign Languages established

Sept 1987
- Sister school agreement signed with Hawaii Loa University (now Hawaii Pacific University) (USA)

Apr 1988
- Opening of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Development Research Annex

April 1992
- Faculty of Law established

July 1992
- Sister school agreement signed with Suzhou University and Beijing University (China)

Jan 1993
- Sister school agreement signed with Kyung Hee University (South Korea)

April 1993
- International Exchange Centre (IEC) established
- Clever House (Library) completed

Sept 1993
- Sound Track Sports Centre completed

Nov 1993
- Henry Kissinger (Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former U.S Secretary of State) presented with Honorary Doctorate
- Exchange Forum with Dr. Kissinger held at Hokuriku University

April 1994
- Japanese Language Course for International Students established
- Kitamoto Yoshiro inaugurated as Chairman, Board of Trustees

May 1994
- Sister school agreement signed with Hawaii Pacific University (USA)

March 1995
- Sister school agreement signed with Shanghai International Studies University (China)

May 1995
- 20 year anniversary celebrations
- Chinese Public Health Minister Chen Minzhang presented with Honorary Doctorate
- Chinese Public Health Minister Chen Minzhang gives a special lecture in commemoration of Hokuriku University's 20th Anniversary

April 1995
- Sister school agreements signed with Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) and University of California, Riverside (USA)

Oct 1999
- Extension Centre opened. Community House (Club facilities) completed

Feb 2000
- Friendship and exchange pact signed between universities in Ishikawa
- Prefecture and Jiangsu Province, China

April 2000
- Extension Centre expanded to become the Open University

June 2000
- Sister school agreement signed with Kanazawa Medical University

July 2000
- Sister school agreement signed with Kyungnam University (South Korea)

Dec 2000
- Computing Services Centre established

Nov 2001
- Dual degree (2+2) program established with 7 Chinese universities

Oct 2002
- Consortium formed with 5 North-east Asian universities

April 2004
- School of Future Learning established
- Centre for Development of Education established

April 2006
- Opening of the Confucius Institute at Hokuriku University
- Wang Yi, Chinese Ambassador to Japan (currently Foreign Minister of China) gives keynote speech in commemoration of opening of Confucius Institute
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences changes to 6-year course due to restructuring of national pharmaceutical sciences curriculum

Aug 2008
- Departments of International Management and International Liberal Arts established within School of Future Learning
- Football Park Clubhouse opened
- Sister school agreement signed with Dongguk University (South Korea)

May 2009
- Confucius Institute Asia Regional Conference held at Hokuriku University

Jan 2012
- Ogura Tsutomu inaugurated as President

Feb 2013
- Kitamoto Yoshiro retires as Chairman, Board of Trustees
- Ogura Tsutomu inaugurated as Chairman, Board of Trustees

Feb 2014
- Sister school agreement signed with Sangmyung University (South Korea)

Apr 2014
- Centre for Regional Collaboration is established
- Cooperation Agreement signed with the City of Kaga (Ishikawa)

Jun 2014
- Graduate School for Pharmaceutical Sciences is discontinued

Jan 2015
- Cooperation Agreement signed with the City of Wajima (Ishikawa)

May 2015
- Cooperation Agreement signed with the City of Kanazawa (Ishikawa)

Jun 2015
- 40th Anniversary Celebrations are held

Jul 2015
- Cooperation Agreement signed with the City of Oyabe (Toyama)

Mar 2016
- Educational and Academic Exchange Agreement signed with JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
- Opening of the Shoun Lecture Hall