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Chronology

President : SEIMEI UMEMURA

1954
Chukyo Junior College established, with Seimei Umemura inaugurated as the first president.
Department of Business launched with an enrollment of 75 students
 
Athletics Club and Cultural Club established
1956
Chukyo University established and Department of Commerce,
School of Commerce, launched with an enrollment of 237 students
1958
Chukyo University Alumni Association established
1963
The number of students exceeded 1,000
 
The number of alumni exceeded 1,000
1966
Undergraduate programs expanded to include four undergraduate schools: School of Commerce, School of Health and Sport
Sciences, School of Letters and School of Law
1969
The number of alumni exceeded 5,000
1970
The number of students exceeded 5,000
"The Chukyo University Magazine" launched
1971
Toyota Campus completed, and School of Health and Sport Sciences moved to the new campus
Main Gate and Bulding No.6, 1956

Main Gate and Bulding No.6, 1956

Nagoya Caampus Overview, 1965

Nagoya Caampus Overview, 1965

President : FUKUMATSU KOYAMA

1972
Fukumatsu Koyama inaugurated as the second president
The number of alumni exceeded 10,000
1975
The number of students exceeded 10,000
1976
Graduate programs expanded to include four graduate schools
Toyota Campus Overview, 1973

Toyota Campus Overview, 1973

President : KIYOHIRO UMEMURA

1980
Kiyohiro Umemura inaugurated as the third president
1981
Completion of an all-weather track authorized by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations
 
Establishment of a student parent organization called Chukyo University Parents' Association
(currently, Education Support Association)
1984
The 30th anniversary celebrated
1985
Our first seminar house completed in Tateshina, Nagano Prefecture
1987
Doctoral Program majoring in Health and Sport Sciences, the first at a private university in Japan,
added to the Graduate School of Health and Sport Sciences
 
Co-sponsored the first extension program with the Chubu Association of Corporate Executives
Nagoya Campus Building No.3 and No.4, 1981

Nagoya Campus Building No.3
and No.4, 1981

President : IWAO MATSUDA

1988
Iwao Matsuda inaugurated as the fourth president

Acting President : GENYO MITARAI

President : MASAHIRO KITAZAWA

1992
Masahiro Kitazawa inaugurated as the fifth president
 
The number of Olympians affiliated with Chukyo University has totaled 50
 
The number of alumni exceeded 50,000
 
Aichi Study Center of the Open University of Japan established on Nagoya Campus
1994
The 40th anniversary celebrated, with the aspiration of becoming a "university open to society"
 
Center Building completed on Nagoya Campus
 
Open College launched to offer liberal arts courses to the public
1995
Academic programs expanded to include eight undergraduate schools and 8 graduate schools
 
First Japanese university to join the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
 
Chukyo High School became affiliated with the University, advancing integration of the high school and university curriculum
1999
Smoking banned in all buildings on campus

President : EIJI OGAWA

2000
Eiji Ogawa inaugurated as the sixth president
 
School of Psychology launched, the first at a Japanese private
university, by reorganizing the Department of Psychology,
School of Letters
2001
Chukyo University Aoki-Lake Seminar House completed
2004
Academic programs expanded to include 11 undergraduate
schools and 11 graduate schools
 
Our football ground became the first JFA-authorized artificial grass football pitch in Japan
2005
Recreation Club awarded the Medal with Green Ribbon
Center Building

Center Building

President: KAORU KITAGAWA

2007
Kaoru Kitagawa inaugurated as the seventh president
 
Completion of Ice Arena, the only rink dedicated to figure skating in Japan
2009
The number of alumni exceeded 100,000
2013
The Library and Academic Hall Building and the Headquarters Building completed on Nagoya Campus
2014
The number of Olympians from both the Summer and Winter Games who are affiliated with Chukyo University totaled 96

President : HITOSHI YASUMURA

2015
Hitoshi Yasumura inaugurated as the eighth president