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February 1982
Mr. Toshiyuki Wanibuchi, the mayor of Kushiro, formulated a policy to investigate
the possibility of founding a university in Kushiro.

February 1987
Initiated by Mr. Toshiyuki Wanibuchi, the Association of Municipalities was
organized to sponsor the founding of Kushiro Public University.

December 1987
The foundation of Kushiro Public University of Economics was authorized by
the Ministry of Education.

April 1988
Kushiro Public University of Economics, Department of Economics, was opened.
Dr. Masahiko Takashima became the first president and Toshiyuki Wanibuchi became
the first administrator.

July 1991
Kushiro Public University, Simon Fraser University(Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada),
and Capilano College(North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) jointly subscribed to
an “Agreement for Affiliation and Exchange”

March 1992
The first graduation ceremony was held, and the Kushiro Public University
Alumni Association was founded.

April 1996
The Department of Business Administration was opened.
Dr. Shigeo Aramata became the second president of the University.

Novermber 1996
The new mayor of Kushiro, Mr. Kensuke Watanuki,
became the second administrator.

October 1997
The 10th Anniversary of the foundation of
Kushiro Public University of Economics was celebrated.

June 1999
The Research Center for Regional Economics was founded as the first institute of
Kushiro Public University of Economics.

July 1999
Kushiro Public University and Mokwon University(Taejon, Republic of Korea)
jointly subscribed to a“General Agreement for Collaboration”and
an "Agreement to participate in Student Exchange Program.”

November 2002
Kushiro Public University and Mokwon University (Taoejon, Republic of Korea)jointly subscribed to
an " Agreement to participate in Faculty Exchange Program.”

December 2002
The new mayor of Kushiro, Mr.Yoshitaka Ito, became the third administrator.

April 2004
Prof. Takeshi Itamoto became the third president of the University.

June 2004
Kushiro Public University and MingDao University(Chung Hua Hsien,Republic of China in Taiwan)jointly subscribed to a "General Collaboration,” an“Agreement to participate in Student Exchange Program, "
and an "Agreement to participate in Faculty Exchange Program.”

August 2005
Kushiro Public University and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Institute of Economics, Law, and Computer Technologies
(Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia) jointly signed for a "Memorandum to establish Cooperative Relationships"

September 2007
Kushiro Public University and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Institute of Economics,Law, and Computer Technologies
(Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia) jointly subscribed to a "General Collaboration" and an "Agreement to participate in Student Exchange Program. "

October 2007
The 20th Anniversary of the foundation of Kushiro
Public University of Economics was celebrated.

April 2008
Prof. Shuji Koiso became the fourth president of the University.

November 2008
The new mayor of Kushiro, Mr.Hiroya Ebina, became the fourth administrator.

last update 2016.12.19