History

April 1877 Tokyo Daigaku (The University of Tokyo) established.
January 1878 The First Division of Faculty of Letters began offering "Economics" course.
September 1881 "Philosophy, Politics and Economics" in the First Division of Faculty of Letters divided into "Philosophy" and "Politics and Economics".
September 1884 Faculty of Law began offering "Economics" course.
December 1885  "Politics and Economics" in the First Division of the Faculty of Letters renamed "Politics", and moved to Faculty of Law.   Faculty of "Law" renamed "Law and Political Science".
March 1886 Tokyo Daigaku (The University of Tokyo) became Teikoku Daigaku (Imperial University) and Faculty of Law and Political Science became Hoka Daigaku (College of Law) by Imperial University Ordinance.
June 1897 Teikoku Daigaku renamed Tokyo Teikoku Daigaku (Tokyo Imperial University).
July 1908 Department of "Politics", College of Law divided into "Politics" and "Economics".
June 1909 Department of "Commerce" established in College of Law.
April 1919 Department of "Economics" and "Commerce" separated from College of Law, and Faculty of Economics established.
January 1920 Academic faculty journal, "Keizaigaku Kenkyu" published, but discontinued with the first issue because of "Morito Incident".
June 1922 "Keizaigaku Ronshu" (The Journal of Economics) published.
December 1943 Gakuto Shutsujin (Military Services of Students) launched.
September 1947  Tokyo Teikoku Daigaku renamed Tokyo Daigaku (The University of Tokyo), following repeal of the Imperial University Ordinance.
May 1949 School of Education Law and National School Establishment Law were enacted, and College of General Education established.
May 1953 Graduate School of Social Science established.
June 1961 Tokyo Daigaku Keizaigaku Shinko Zaidan (Foundation for Economics of the University of Tokyo) established.
April 1962 Department of Commerce renamed Department of "Business Administration".
April 1963 Graduate Schools reorganized, and Graduate School of Economics established.
The Research Institute for the Japanese Economy (RIJE) in Faculty of Economics established.
August 1964 Faculty of Economics building constructed (completed and relocated by April 1966).
June 1976 Rules for the Graduate School of Economics revised, and Five-year Doctoral program system launched in 1977.
March 1983 Expansion of Faculty of Economics building constructed (completed in March 1984).
April 1989 Endowed Chair founded by Yamaichi Security Co., Ltd. (named "Finance" for 5 years).
April 1993 Five-year Doctoral program at Graduate School of Economics divided into the Master and Doctoral course program.
June 1994 Graduate School of Economics reorganized, and “Department of Economic Theory and History”, “Department of Studies of Contemporary Economy”, and “Department of Business and Market Studies” established.
April 1996 Department of Economic Theory and Department of History added. (Total of 4 Departments.)
October 1997 Endowed Chair founded by Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (named "Money and Banking, Insurance, and Social Security" for 5 years).
April 1998 The Research Institute for the Japanese Economy (RIJE) reorganized, expanded and renamed the Center for International Research on the Japanese Economy (CIRJE).
September 1999 Keizaigaku Kenkyuka-tou (Economics Research Bldg.) constructed (completed in October 2001.   Relocated in March 2002).
June 2002 Endowed Chair founded by Ryojiro Kojima (named "Ryojiro Kojima Chair of the Japanese Economy and Industry" for 5 years).
October 2002 Akamon Sogo Kenkyu-tou (Akamon General Research Bldg.) renovated (completed in January 2004).
September 2003 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) Program launched.
・Research Center for the Relationship between Market Economy and Non-market Institutions
  (CEMANO)
・Manufacturing Management Research Center (MMRC)
April 2004 The University of Tokyo reorganized as an incorporate National University.
Graduate School of Public Policy established (jointly operated with Graduate School for Law and Politics).
April 2005 Department of Finance at Graduate School of Economics and Center for Advanced Research in Finance (CARF) established. (Total of 5 departments in Graduate School of Economics and 2 centers.)
October 2005 Management  Education  and  Research  Center  (MERC)  established  (within  Faculty  of Economics).
April 2007 Department of Finance established in Faculty of Economics. (Total of 3 departments)
Department of Business and Market renamed Department of Management in Graduate School of Economics.
Endowed Chair founded by Mizuho Financial Group (named "The Risk Management of Financial Institutions") (currently in progress)
Endowed Chair founded by Lehman Brothers (named "Global Finance and Capital Markets" for 5 years) (discontinued in March 2009).
December 2007 Economics Research Annex (Kojima Hall) constructed (completed in July 2009).
April 2008 Endowed Chair founded by The Norinchukin Bank (named "Investment: Theory and Practice" ) (currently in progress)
June 2008 Global COE (Center of Excellence) Program, named Manufacturing Management Research Center (MMRC) Asian Hub launched.
October 2008 Management Education and Research Center (MERC) in Graduate School of Economics established. (Total of 3 centers)
November 2009 90th Anniversary of the Faculty of Economics Memorial lecture and homecoming day held.
April 2010 Center for advanced Research in Finance (CARF) extended for 5 years.
International Program in Economics (offered in English) for Master's students launched.
October 2010 Endowed Chair founded by Japan Finance Organization for Municipalities (named "Local Finance in Transition") ended in March 2016.
July 2011 Endowed Chair founded by Alliance Forum Foundation (named "Research on Public Interest Capitalism" for 3 years (discontinued in April 2013).
April 2012 International Program in Economics (offered in English) for Doctoral students launched.
April 2015 Graduate School of Economics reorganized, consisting of two Divisions, “Economics” and “Management”.
Endowed Chair founded by Nitori (named “Distribution in Science” for 5 years)
Center for advanced Research in Finance (CARF) extended for an indefinite period of time.
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