Home > ABOUT > History

History

Jun. 1976
Formation, by various educational organizations serving the hearing impaired, of a committee to promote the establishment of a post-secondary educational institution for the hearing impaired and a proposal to establish such an institution.

May 1977
Formation, by various educational organizations serving the visually impaired, of a committee to promote the establishment of a post-secondary educational institution for the visually impaired and a proposal to establish such an institution.

Apr.1983
Establishment of the preparatory committee of Tsukuba College of Technology, at the University of Tsukuba.

Oct.1987
Part of the Law for Establishing National Schools amended to allow the establishment of Tsukuba College of Technology (three-year college); Dr. MIURA Isao assumed office as President of the College.

Apr. 1990
First entrance ceremony of the Division for the Hearing Impaired (Design, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Information Science & Electronics)

Apr. 1991
First entrance ceremony of the Division for the Visually Impaired. (Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Physical Therapy, Computer Science)

Mar. 1993
First Graduation Ceremony of the Division for the Hearing Impaired.

Apr.1993
Dr. OBATA Shuichi assumed office as the second President of the College.

Mar. 1994
First Graduation Ceremony of the Division for the Visually impaired.

Apr. 1999
Dr. NISHIJO Kazushi assumed office as the third President of the College.

Apr. 2003
Dr. OHNUMA Naoki assumed office as the fourth President of the College.

Apr. 2004
Transition to the National University Corporation of Tsukuba College of Technology

Oct. 2005
Establishment of the National University Corporation of Tsukuba University of Technology. Dr. OHNUMA Naoki assumed office as the first President of the University.

Apr. 2006
First entrance ceremony of the National University Corporation of Tsukuba University of Technology.

Apr. 2009
Dr. MURAKAMI Yoshinori assumed office as the second President of the University.

Mar. 2010
First Graduation Ceremony of the National University Corporation of Tsukuba University of Technology.

Apr. 2010
Set up the Graduate School of Technology and Science (master’s course).

Mar. 2012
First graduation ceremony of the Graduate School of Technology and Science (master’s course).

Apr. 2014
The new master’s degree program “Division of Information and Communication Accessibility” was initiated.

Apr. 2015
Dr. OHKOSHI Norio assumed office as the third President of the university.