History of KPU

  • April 1, 1895: Kyoto Prefectural Agricultural京都府簡易農学校 School is established in Aza Shichiku Daimon, Omiya Village, Otagi-gun, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • September 18, 1896: The school is moved to the new facilities in Katsura, Kadono-gun, Kyoto Pref..
  • April 1, 1918: Classes are given at the new schoolhouse in Shimogamo Village, Otagi-gun, Kyoto Pref..
  • March 28, 1927: The establishment of Kyoto Prefectural Women's Vocational School in Matsugasaki Village, Kyoto Pref., is approved.
  • April 1, 1927: Kyoto Prefectural Women's Vocational School opens using a part of the facilities of Kyoto Prefectural Women's High School No. 1.
  • April 1, 1933: Approval is granted for Kyoto Prefectural Women's Vocational School to move to new facilities in Katsura, Kadono-gun, Kyoto Pref..
  • April 1, 1944: Kyoto Prefectural College of Agriculture and Forestry opens.
  • February, 1949: Under the School Education Act, the establishment of a new university is approved, based on integration of the Kyoto Prefectural Vocational School of Agriculture and Forestry and Kyoto Prefectural Women's Vocational School.
  • April 1, 1949: Saikyo University is inaugurated as a new university having two 西京大學faculties, i.e. the Faculty of Letters and Domestic Science and the Faculty of Agriculture.
  • April 1, 1951: Saikyo University establishes Saikyo Women's Junior College.
  • May 1 1959: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its establishment, Saikyo University changes its name to "Kyoto Prefectural University" and the name of its women's junior college to "Kyoto Prefectural University Women's Junior College."
  • April 18, 1962: University facilities are integrated at the present location in Shimogamo, Kyoto City.
  • April 1, 1970: The Faculty of Letters and Domestic Science is divided into the Faculty of Letters and the Faculty of Domestic Science.合同講義棟
  • April 1, 1977: The Faculty of Domestic Science is renamed the Faculty of Life Sciences.
  • April 1, 1983: Graduate School of Agriculture establishes a Doctoral Course.
  • November 5, 1995: Kyoto Prefectural University celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation.
  • April 1, 1997: Acceptance of applications for enrollment in the Women's Junior College is discontinued.
  • April 1, 2003: Doctoral courses are established in the Department of Japanese and Chinese Literatures (Graduate School of Letters), the Department of Welfare Society (Graduate School of Welfare Society), and in the Department of Environmental Information (Graduate School of Human & Environmental Sciences). 1号館
  • April 1, 2008: The Kyoto Prefectural Public University Corporation is established for management of Kyoto Prefectural University and Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine. Established new system consisting of 3 faculties, i.e. the Faculty of Letters, the Faculty of Public Policy, and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences. The Graduate School of Public Policy and the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences are established.