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Tackling new challenges - RCAST Historical Facts

RCAST, the newest institute attached to the University of Tokyo, was established as a base for promoting a framework of research and education different from the existing university framework. We aim to set a new precedent as a pioneer. We have been targeting new challenges with our established deliberation and executive ability.

 

History

April 1877 The University established as Tokyo Daigaku
July 1921 Aeronautical Research Institute established
September 1930 Aeronautical Research Institute moved to Komaba
March 1946 Institute of Science and Technology established
April 1958 Aeronautical Research Institute was established
April 1964 Institute of Space and Aeronautical Scienc was established
May 1987 Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) inaugurated with 7 Regular Chairs and 13 Faculty Members (May 21)
October 1987 An Endowed Chair was opened as the first one in Japanese National Universities
April 1992 Inauguration of the Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Division of Engineering, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo
May 1996 Authorized as Center of Excellence (COE). Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) was established
April 1997 Department of Intellectual Property was established
April 1998 Komaba Open Laboratory (KOL) established
August 1998 Center for Advanced Science and Technology Incubation (CASTI) was established (present TODAI TLO)
April 1999 Research Center for Advanced Economic Engineering (AEE) established (merged into RCAST in March 2004)
April 2001 Advanced Science and Technology Enterprise Corporation (ASTEC) was established
August 2001 Special Coordination Fund for Science and Technology, Strategic Research Center"Open Laboratory of Advanced Science and Technology for Human and Society" Plan started
November 2001 Advanced Technology Business Center (AcTeB) was established
April 2002 Open Laboratory Project with Specially Appointed Faculty and Researcher started (continued until March 2006)
April 2004 National University Corporation, the University of Tokyo, was established
RCAST formally acknowledged as 11th Research Institute of the University of Tokyo
Both the Management Strategy Committee and the RCAST Board was established
May 2004 A New Endowed Chair was established and an Endowment Professor was recruited
April 2006 Strategic Planning Office was established (to merge the function of AcTeB)
April 2008 CCR was abolished and RCAST incorporated a part of its function
September 2008 SOLAR QUEST, an International Research Center for Global Energy and Environmental Technologies was initiated
February 2009 New establishment of ENEOS LABO
April 2009 Advanced Science and Technology Innovator Development Course for matured students was started
April 2010 Academic-Industrial Joint Laboratory for Renewable Energy was established
April 2011 Bildg.3-South (Environment and Energy Research Bldg.) completed
April 2013 Introduced a post of Special Professorial Chair at the University of Tokyo

 

Directors of the Institute

May 21, 1987 - March 31, 1989 OHKOSHI, Takanori (Optical Devices)
April 1, 1989 - March 31, 1991 Hiroaki YANAGIDA (Intelligent Material)
April 1, 1991 - March 31, 1993 Setsuo OHSUGA (Artificial Intelligence)
April 1, 1993 - March 31, 1995 Yoichiro MURAKAMI (Science Technology and Social Value)
April 1, 1995 - March 31, 1997 Teruo KISHI (Advanced Highly Reliable Materials)
April 1, 1997 - March 31, 1999 Etsuo NIKI (Functional Materials for Molecular Information)
April 1, 1999 - March 31, 2001 Yoichi OKABE (Information Devices)
April 1, 2001 - March 31, 2004 Takashi NANYA (Dependable and High-performance Computing)
April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2007 Kazuhito HASHIMOTO (Intelligent Materials Science)
April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2010 Kenjiro MIYANO (Photonics Materials)
April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2013 Yoshiaki NAKANO (Information Devices)
April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2016 Yukio NISHIMURA (Urban Conservation Systems)
April 1, 2016 - Ryohei KANZAKI (Intelligent Cooperative Systems)
 

General Managers of the Institute

April 1, 1987 - March 31, 1990 Yoshikazu WATANABE
April 1, 1990 - March 31, 1992 Takashi TSUCHIDA
April 1, 1992 - March 31,1994 Hitonori NISHIGUCHI
April 1, 1994 - March 31, 1996 Masami IDENOUE
April 1, 1996 - March 31, 1998 Chiaki IZUMIDA
April 1, 1998- March 31, 2000 TANAKA, Yoshikuni
April 1, 2000 - March 31, 2002 Takashi MAEDA
April 1, 2002 - March 31, 2005 Tsutomu SASAKI
April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2007 Kotaro INOUE
April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2010 Hideo SUZUKI
April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2013 Toru NASHIMOTO
April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2016 Kazuaki ITOI
April 1, 2016 - Tetsuya KUMAZAWA
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