History and Organization – SOKENDAI
|1988 Oct||The SOKENDAI (Graduate University for Advanced Studies) was established with a three-year PH.D. program system.|
|1989 May||The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) was established in Nagoya.|
|1992 Apr||The Department of Fusion Science established at the School of Mathematical and Physical Science were established.
Atsuo Iiyoshi inaugurated as the first Chair of the Department.
|1997 Jul||NIFS moved to Toki city, in Gifu Prefecture.|
|1997 Dec||Construction of the LHD was completed.|
|1999 Apr||Masami Fujiwara inaugurated as the second Chair of the Department.|
|2003 Apr||Osamu Motojima inaugurated as the third Chair of the Department.|
|2004 Apr||A National Unicersity Corporation reformulated SOKENDAI.|
|2006 Apr||The 5-year Ph.D. program system was introduced.|
|2009 Apr||Akio Komori inaugurated as the fourth Chair of the Department.|
|2015 Apr||Yasuhiko Takeiri inaugurated as the fifth Chair of the Department.|
|2021 Apr||Zensho Yoshida inaugurated as the sixth Chair of the Department.|