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The Founding Spirit / Chronology

The Founding Spirit / Chronology

The Founding Spirit

  The Imperial Women’s Medical College, the predecessor of Toho University, was founded by the brothers Yutaka Nukada and Susumu Nukada in 1925.
  “Nature, Life, Man” the founding spirit of Toho University, is the title of a book by co-founder Susumu Nukada whose educational principles have given a distinctive ethos to the development of the university, which is focused on natural sciences and today consists of four faculties—Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, and Nursing—and three graduate schools. With a mission to “develop and foster distinguished professionals with rich humanistic sensibilities and wide-ranging knowledge who cherish nature and humanity based on respect for nature and a profound awareness of the dignity of life and of the individual,” Toho University has been a source of professionals centering on medicine, pharmacy, and nursing who devote their high-caliber scientific knowledge to the benefit of all.
  The medical centers in Omori, Ohashi, and Sakura affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine constitute a distinctive characteristic of Toho University. At these medical centers, students of the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nursing practice team medicine and refine their skills.
  Over 30,000 graduates of Toho University are contributing to society in Japan and around the world primarily in medical fields.
TOHO UNIVERSITY
Yutaka Nukada
Yutaka Nukada
Susumu Nukada
Susumu Nukada

Chronology of the University's Development

1925 Imperial Women’s Medical College founded
1926 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Imperial Women’s Medical College established
1930 Imperial Women’s Medical College renamed Imperial Women’s Medical and Pharmaceutical College
1941 Imperial Women’s College of Science established
1946 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Imperial Women’s Medical and Pharmaceutical College relocated to Narashino
Imperial Women’s College of Science relocated to Narashino
1947 Preparatory Course, Toho University of Medicine, established (under the former education system)
1949 Toho University of Pharmaceutical Sciences established (under the new education system)
1950 Toho University established (Toho University of Medicine, Toho University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Toho University of Science integrated and reorganized as the three Faculties of Toho University)
Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Toho University, established
1952 School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, established
1959 Toho University Graduate School of Medicine, established
1979 Toho University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, established
1982 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, established
Toho University Graduate School of Science, established
1989 Department of Biomolecular Science and Department of Information Science established in Faculty of Science
2002 School of Nursing established in Faculty of Medicine, Toho University
2005 Department of Environmental Science established in Faculty of Science
2006 Master’s Programs in Medical Science and Nursing established in Graduate School of Medicine
A 6-year degree program established in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2009 Master’s Program in Environmental Science established in Graduate School of Science
2010 Doctoral Programs in Medicine and Nursing established in Graduate School of Medicine
Master’s Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences established in Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2011 School of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, established
Doctoral Program in Environmental Science established in Graduate School of Science