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2008

◆January 15
Hiroshima University International Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Policy was established (applicable retroactively as of January 1, 2008).
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the University of Sierra Leone, the Republic of Sierra Leone.
◆February 8
The commemoration ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Career Center was held at the West Gymnasium.
◆February 27
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Soochow University, China.
◆February 29
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
◆March 6
50 students were certified as Accessibility Leaders (the second certification).
◆March 14
A new building of the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine (a six-story steel-frame structure with a total floor space of 3,992 square meters) was completed.
◆March 17
Himawari Nursery School was opened on the Higashi-Hiroshima Campus.
◆March 23
The Academic Year 2007 degree awarding ceremony was held at the gymnasium of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park.
2,423 undergraduate course graduates
11 advanced course graduates
1,077 graduates of the first stage of doctoral courses
40 law school graduates
218 doctoral course graduates
32 Ph. Ds by thesis
◆March 26
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the University of Hamburg, Germany.
◆March 27
A comprehensive research cooperation agreement was concluded with Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
◆March 31
Executive (Medical Affairs/Facilities) Osafumi Yuge resigned.
Executive (General Affairs) Toshio Kudo resigned.
Vice Executive (Academic Research Department Director) Takumi Iwamoto resigned.
Vice Executive (Community Relations) Tsuguru Usui resigned.
Vice Executive (Financial) Masanori Shibata resigned.
Executive Assistant to the President (Planning Department Director), Masaru Sakashita, retired at the mandatory retirement age.
◆April 1
The administrative structure of the Corporate Headquarters was reformed as follows.
As for the duties assigned to Executives (under the jurisdiction of the Office of Executives), the duties relating to community collaboration were transferred from the Financial Office to the Academic Research Office, and those relating to facilities were transferred from the Medical Policy Office to the Financial Office. Accordingly, the title of an Executive in charge of Medical Affairs and Facilities was changed to an Executive in charge of Medical Affairs.
Through the abolishment of departments, the titles of Vice Executives held by Department Directors were changed as follows: Vice Executive (Education Department Director) to Vice Executive (Education Support); Vice Executive (Academic Research Department Director) to Vice Executive (Academic Support); Vice Executive (Facilities Department Director) to Vice Executive (Facilities Planning); Vice Executive (Financial) to Vice Executive (Financial Planning); and Vice Executive (General and Personnel Affairs Department Director) to Vice Executive (General Planning).
Posts of Vice Executive in charge of Facilities Project, Medical Policy, and Hospital Administration were established.
A Special Office for Community Medicine was established.
The uniform title of the heads of groups was determined to be group leader, and the groups and other units were reorganized as follows.
[Office of the President] The Secretary Group and the Planning and Evaluation Group were integrated into the President Support Group.
[Education Office] An Accessibility Center was established, the Learning Support Group was merged into the Educational Affairs Group, and the Attached Schools Planning Group was integrated with the Attached Schools Support Group.
[Academic Research Office] The Academic Promotion Group and the Academic Planning Group were reorganized into one and the functions of the Research Project Support Group and the Competitive Grants Projects were absorbed by the new group. The names of the three library groups were changed.
[General Affairs Office] A Gender Equality Promotion Office was established. The General Affairs Group was divided into the General Affairs Group and the Corporate Administration Group.
The following persons were appointed as Executive, Vice Executive, Executive Assistant to the President, and Director of the Special Office for Community Medicine.
Executive (Medical Affairs): Mitsuo Ochi
Executive (General Affairs): Tomomitsu Kawamoto
Vice Executive (Education Support): Shigenori Tozawa
Vice Executive (Academic Support): Kazutoshi Ueda
Vice Executive (Hospital Administration): Ryoichi Nishida
Vice Executive (Financial Planning): Masakazu Matsuoka
Vice Executive (Facilities Planning): Takashi Fujii
Vice Executive (General Affairs Planning): Takashi Higano
Executive Assistant to the President: Masaru Sakashita
Director of the Special Office for Community Medicine: Nobuoki Kono
The Department of Humanities of the Graduate School of Letters (Divisions of Integrated Humanities, Applied Theory and Philosophy, History and Culture, Chinese Language and Literature, Language and Culture, Representation and Culture, Geography, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Studies) was reorganized into a department consisting of six divisions (Integrated Humanities, Applied Philosophy and Classics, History, Japanese and Chinese Language and Literature, British, American and European Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, and Geography, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Studies).
At the Graduate School of Education, the Department of Education for Children with Disabilities was renamed the Department of Special Support Education, and the Division of Education for Children with Disabilities was renamed the Division of Special Needs Education.
The Center for School Education of Children with Disabilities affiliated with the Graduate School of Education was renamed the Center for Special Needs Education Research and Practice.
The Kasumi Branch Library was renamed the Kasumi Library, and the Higashi-Senda Branch was renamed the Higashi-Senda Library.
◆April 3
The Academic Year 2008 entrance ceremony was held at the gymnasium of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park, and 2,501 students were admitted to faculties, 19 students to the advanced course, and 1,300 students to graduate schools, of which 102 students were international students (from 20 countries).
◆April 26
The Toshiyuki Kajiyama Collection was opened at Hiroshima University Archives.
◆May 1
The Research Center for Nanodevices and Systems was reorganized and upgraded into a Research Institute for Nanodevice and Bio Systems as an internal measure.
◆May 1
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Kyung Hee University, South Korea.
◆May 10
A satellite building of Hiroshima University Museum for the Graduate School of Letters was opened.
◆May 27
A comprehensive research cooperation agreement was concluded between Higashi-Hiroshima City and four universities within the city.
◆June 30
President Asahara announced Hiroshima University Action Plan 2008.
◆July 14
A comprehensive collaboration and cooperation agreement was concluded with Sera-cho.
◆July 15
The 148th degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 23 students.
◆August 4
A cooperation agreement mainly for the field of peace research was concluded with Ritsumeikan University.
◆August 6
The 35th Memorial Service for the Victims of the Atomic Bomb was held.
◆August 7
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Flinders University, Australia.
◆September 8
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Cardiff University, the U.K.
◆September 26
An exchange agreement based on the Consortium-based Student Exchange Program was concluded with the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP).
◆September 29
A memorandum of research cooperation was concluded with the Higashi-Hiroshima City Board of Education.
◆October 1
The Academic Year 2008 fall semester entrance ceremony was held at the Head Office Conference Room, and five students were admitted to the Faculty of Dentistry and 178 students to graduate schools.
◆November 1
The 2nd Homecoming Day of Hiroshima University was held.
◆November 2
A satellite building of Hiroshima University Museum for the Graduate School of Science was opened.
◆November 6
The commemoration ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter was held.◆November 6
The 2nd meeting of the Hiroshima University Alumni Association in China was held.
◆November 26
The 7th President’s Awards Ceremony was held.
◆December 24
A collaboration and cooperation agreement was concluded with RCC Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

2009

◆January 30
A comprehensive agreement and memorandum for inter-university exchange was concluded with Meiji University.
◆February 21
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Taiwan (Phoenix Taiwan Club) was established.
◆March 13
The 3rd Accessibility Leader certification ceremony was held (22 students were certified).
◆March 16
A comprehensive agreement on inter-university exchange was concluded with Hiroshima City University.
◆March 23
The Academic Year 2008 degree awarding ceremony was held at the gymnasium of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park.
2,492 undergraduate course graduates
19 advanced course graduates
1,048 graduates of the first stage of doctoral courses
48 law school graduates
238 doctoral course graduates
20 Ph. Ds by thesis
◆March 31
Executive and Vice President (Research) Akira Ninomiya retired at the mandatory retirement age.
Executive (Financial) Toshiyuki Shimizu resigned.
Vice Executive (Education Support) Shigenori Tozawa resigned.
Vice Executive (General Affairs Planning) Takashi Higano resigned.
Vice Executive (Hospital Administration) Ryoichi Nishida retired at the mandatory retirement age.
◆April 1
The Executive and Vice President system was reformed as follows.
The post of Vice President in charge of Student Support and the post of Executive in charge of Community Relations and Public Relations were established. The following persons were appointed as Executive and Vice President, Executive, and Vice President.
Executive and Vice President (Education): Shin-ichi Uye
Executive and Vice President (Research): Yasuo Yamane
Executive (Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, Community Relations, Public Relations and Academic Information): Tetsuji Okamoto
Executive (Medical Affairs): Mitsuo Ochi
Executive (Financial and General Affairs): Tomomitsu Kawamoto
Vice President (Student Support and Attached Schools): Masaki Sakakoshi
The Dean and Director System was reformed as follows.
In order to strengthen and enhance the functions of Assistants to Deans and Directors, Chief Managers of Support Offices were also vested with the office of Assistants to Deans and Directors. The Deans and Directors Support Group and the Education and Research Activities Support Group were integrated into the Management Support Group.
The Oral Health Science Major (master’s course) was established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
The Tokyo Liaison Office was renamed the Tokyo Office.
◆April 3
The Academic Year 2009 entrance ceremony was held at the gymnasium of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park, and 2,483 students were admitted to faculties, 12 students to the advanced course, and 1,283 students to graduate schools, of which 164 students were international students.
◆April 21
The Hiroshima University Brazil Center was opened.
◆April 29
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Shungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
◆May 1
Akira Ninomiya (Director of the Hiroshima Video Study Center of the Open University of Japan) was appointed as an Academic Adviser.
◆May 11
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the University of Leicester, the U.K.
◆May 21
The following persons were appointed as the next external councilors of the Administrative Council:
Tateo Arimoto, Director of the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, the Japan Science and Technology Agency
Takuma Otoshi, Chairperson of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Masateru Onami, Honorary Director of Ritsumeikan
Michio Ogasawara, President of Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Two-Year College
Masaki Kitajima, Vice President of the International University of Health and Welfare, and Director of Mita Hospital
Michiko Go, External Executive Director of the Research Organization of Information and Systems
Kazuo Tsukuda, Chairperson of the Board of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
◆May 21
A master agreement on industry-academia-government collaboration was concluded with Yokohama Industrial Development Corporation.
◆June 2
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Beijing Jiaotong University, China.
◆June 23
The Long Term Vision Hiroshima University was formulated.
◆June 24
A satellite building of Hiroshima University Museum for the Central Library was opened.
◆July 1
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, France.
◆July 15
The Young Researchers Education Center was established.
◆July 21
The 152nd degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 18 students.
◆August 6
The 36th Memorial Service for the Victims of the Atomic Bomb was held.
◆September 2
A comprehensive agreement on inter-university exchange was concluded with Ryukoku University.
◆October 1
The Academic Year 2009 fall semester entrance ceremony was held at the Head Office Conference Room, and five students were admitted to the Faculty of Dentistry and 184 students to graduate schools.
Hiroshima University Hospital Nursery School was placed under direct management of the university.
◆October 26
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the University of Transport and Communications, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
◆November 6
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Astana Medical University, the Republic of Kazakhstan.
◆November 7
The 3rd Homecoming Day of Hiroshima University was held.
◆November 17
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the University of Manchester, the U.K.
◆November 25
The 8th President’s Awards Ceremony was held.
◆December 26
The Hiroshima University-Shanghai Normal University Collaboration Research Center was opened.
◆December 27
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Shanghai was established.

2010

◆January 1
The following persons were appointed as Executive and Vice President, Vice President, and Vice Executive.
Executive and Vice President (Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, Community Relations, Public Relations and Academic Information): Tetsuji Okamoto
Vice President (Library): Masaki Sato
Vice Executive (Gender Equality): Kiriko Sakata
A Competitive Grants Acquisition Strategy Office was established at the Office of the President.
◆January 13
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
◆February 5
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Vietnam was established.
◆February 6
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City.
◆March 4
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Ministerio de Educacion Superior, Ciencia y Tecnologia, Dominican Republic.
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
◆March 8
The 4th Accessibility Leader certification ceremony was held (27 students were certified).
◆March 19
A comprehensive collaboration agreement was concluded with Kure National College of Technology, the Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan.
◆March 23
The Academic Year 2009 degree awarding ceremony was held at the gymnasium of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park.
2,460 undergraduate course graduates
11 advanced course graduates
1,072 graduates of the first stage of doctoral courses
41 law school graduates
203 doctoral course graduates
22 Ph. Ds by thesis
◆March 26
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
◆April 1
The administrative structure of the Corporate Headquarters was reformed as follows.
The Auditors were replaced, and posts of Executive Assistant to the President in charge of International Affairs and of Competitive Grants were established. The titles of some Vice Executives were changed. The following persons were appointed as Auditor, Executive Assistant to the President, and Vice Executive.
Auditors: Chitoshi Nishiguchi and Yasuhiro Mada
Executive Assistant to the Presidents:
(International): Toshiyuki Sato
(Competitive Grants): Misako Aida
Vice Executives:
(Attached Schools): Nobukazu Matsuura
(Academic Support): Shinji Watanabe
(Peace): Hajime Nishitani
(Medical Planning/Community Medicine): Kazuaki Chayama
(Financial Planning): Masaki Kojima
(Facilities Planning): Susumu Mori
(General Planning): Yoshifumi Yamaguchi
An International Center was established, and the International Student Center was closed.
The Headquarters for Liberal Arts Education was established for enhancing liberal arts education.
The Center for Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, the Center for Community Cooperation, and the Medical and Social Cooperation Center were reorganized into the Center for Collaborative Research & Community Cooperation.
The Center for Contemporary India Studies at Hiroshima University was established.
The five departments of the Graduate School of Engineering (Mechanical Systems Engineering, Complex System Engineering, Information Engineering, Material Chemical Systems, and Social Environmental Systems) were reorganized into nine departments (Mechanical Systems Engineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering, System Cybernetics, Information Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Transportation and Environmental Systems, and Architecture).
The Institute of Engineering was established.
The Medicinal Sciences Major (master’s course) was established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
The Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine and the Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center were accredited as research facilities for joint use and joint research as provided for in Article 143-3, paragraph (1) of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the School Education Act.
The International Radiation Information Center affiliated with the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine was reorganized into the Division of Radiation Information Registry.
◆April 3
The Academic Year 2010 entrance ceremony was held at the gymnasium of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park, and 2,485 students were admitted to faculties, 11 students to the advanced course, and 1,282 students to graduate schools, of which 128 students were international students.
◆April 6
The Student Plaza was opened.
◆April 15
An opening ceremony of Phoenix Workshop & Atelier was held.
◆May 25
A three-party agreement was concluded with Hiroshima University of Economics and Singapore Management University.
◆May 27
A comprehensive agreement on inter-university exchange was concluded with Fukuyama University.
◆May 31
A comprehensive agreement for research cooperation was concluded with Daikyo Nishikawa Corporation.
◆June 8
The Institute for Sustainable Sciences and Development was established.
◆June 10
The Saijo Station (farm) of the Setouchi Field Science Center affiliated with the Graduate School of Biosphere Science was accredited as a Joint Educational Center by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
◆July 16
The Hiroshima University Bandon Center was established.
◆July 20
The 156th degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 13 students.
◆July 30
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.
◆August 6
The 37th Memorial Service for the Victims of the Atomic Bomb was held.
◆September 16
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil.
◆October 1
The Academic Year 2010 fall semester entrance ceremony was held at the Head Office Conference Room, and five students were admitted to the Faculty of Dentistry and 197 students to graduate schools.
◆October 14
A comprehensive agreement on inter-university exchange was concluded with Tsinghua University, the People’s Republic of China.
◆October 19
The 157th degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 84 students.
◆November 4
The 4th Homecoming Day of Hiroshima University was held.
◆November 15
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City.
◆November 15
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with University of Medicine and Pharmacy - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
◆November 16
The Hiroshima University Vietnam Center was opened.
◆November 25
Mr. Toshimasa Asahara was selected as the candidate for the next president.
◆December 3
A comprehensive agreement on inter-university exchange was concluded with Kinki University.

2011

◆January 17
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Sun Yat-sen University.
◆January 18
The 158th degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 14 students.
◆January 21
Hiroshima University Archives Branch Office was opened on the first floor of the Corporate Headquarters.
◆February 9
A comprehensive collaboration and cooperation agreement was concluded with Mazda Motor Corporation.
◆March 10
The 5th Accessibility Leader certification ceremony was held (75 students were certified).
◆March 14
A ceremony to commemorate the completion of Hiroshima University Hospital Resident House “Ryozanpaku” was held.
◆March 23
The Academic Year 2010 degree awarding ceremony was held at the gymnasium in the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park.
2,437 undergraduate course graduates
11 advanced course graduates
1,052 graduates of the first stage of doctoral courses
43 law school graduates
212 doctoral course graduates
16 Ph. Ds by thesis
◆April 1
The administrative structure of the Corporate Headquarters was reformed as follows.
The post of Executive and Vice President (Peace/International) was established, and the titles of some Vice Presidents and Executive Assistants to the President were changed. The post of Special Assistant to the President was established. The following persons were appointed as Executive and Vice President, Vice President, Executive Assistant to the President, Special Assistant to the President, and Vice Executive.
Executive and Vice Presidents:
(Education): Masaki Sakakoshi
(Peace/International): Yasuo Yamane
(Research): Eiko Tsuchiya
Vice Presidents:
(Student Support): Nobufumi Kawasaki
(Library): Kazuto Tominaga
Executive Assistant to the President (East Asia Region/Fund): Toshiyuki Sato
Special Assistant to the Presidents:
(Project): Nobuoki Kono
(External Affairs/Fund): Hiromu Mishima
Vice Executives:
(Education Support): Ikuya Tobita
(Education Reform): Shuichi Furusawa
(International): Hajime Nishitani
(Research Planning): Michio Takatani
(Research Planning): Akimasa Fujiwara
(Research Collaboration): Keiko Aoyama
(Community Relations): Hiroshi Miyachi
(Information): Reiji Aibara
(Medical Planning/Community Medicine): Katsuhiro Hirakawa
(Financial Planning): Kazuyoshi Watanabe
The Peace/International Office was established.
The Community Collaboration and Academic Information Policy Office was renamed the Community Collaboration, Public Relations and Academic Information Office.
The Oral Health Sciences Major (doctoral course) was established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
The Hiroshima University Archives was designated as a cabinet-order designated organization by the Prime Minister.
◆April 2
An agreement on collaboration was concluded with Fukushima Medical University.
◆April 3
The Academic Year 2011 entrance ceremony was held at the gymnasium of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park, and 2,484 students were admitted to faculties, 13 students to the advanced course, and 1,252 students to graduate schools, of which 139 international students (from 22 countries).
◆May 1
The following person was appointed as the Executive and Vice President.
Executive and Vice President (Medical Affairs): Mitsuo Ochi
◆May 24
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Sofia University.
◆May 25
The Conservation and Breeding Facility for Native Japanese Chickens was completed.
◆July 28
A comprehensive agreement on collaboration and cooperation was concluded with Fukushima University.
◆August 2
The 160th degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 13 students.
◆August 6
The 38th Memorial Service for the Victims of the Atomic Bomb was held.
◆September 19
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia.
◆September 20
A comprehensive research cooperation agreement was concluded with JFE Steel Corporation.
◆September 21
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Universiti Putra Malaysia
◆September 22
The Academic Year 2011 fall semester degree awarding ceremony was held.
24 undergraduate course graduates
197 graduate course graduates
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Bandung was established.
◆October 1
The Organization of the Leading Graduate Education Program was established.
◆October 3
The FY2011 fall semester entrance ceremony was held, and 181 students were admitted.
◆October 9
The commemoration ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the Attached Mihara Kindergarten, Elementary and Junior High Schools was held.
◆October 26
An agreement for cooperation in education, research and medical treatment was concluded with the Japan Red Cross.
◆October 30
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Jordan University of Science and Technology.
◆November 5
The 5th Homecoming Day was held.
◆November 18
The Hiroshima University Korea Center was opened.
◆November 22
An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with College of Education, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
◆November 24
The 10th President’s Awards Ceremony was held.
◆December 1
The University Management Planning Office was established.
◆December 3
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Brazil was established.
◆December 19
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Surabaya was established.
◆December 20
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Makassar was established.
◆December 21
Hiroshima University Alumni Association in Jakarta was established.

2012

◆July 16
The Collaboration Office was established.
◆July 17
The 162nd degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 15 students.
◆January 25
An agreement for cooperation in the event of disasters was concluded with the Hiroshima University Co-op.
◆February 29
An agreement was concluded with Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association, Hiroshima Prefecture Association of City Mayors, Association of Towns and Villages in Hiroshima Prefecture, and the Promotion Organization for Community Medicine in Hiroshima Prefecture, with the aim of securing doctors providing local medical services in hilly rural areas
◆March 23
The Academic Year 2011degree awarding ceremony was held.
2,467 undergraduate course graduates
12 advanced course graduates
1,081 graduates of the first stage of doctoral courses
36 law school graduates
207 doctoral course graduates
17 Ph. Ds by thesis
◆April 1
The Executive and Vice President’s title, “Community Relations, Public Relations and Academic Information” was changed to “Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, Community Relations, Public Relations and Academic Information.” The following persons were appointed as the Executive and Vice President.
Executive and Vice Presidents:
(Peace/International): Shin-ichi Uye
(Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, Community Relations, Public Relations and Academic Information): Tetsuji Okamoto
(Medical Affairs): Kazuaki Chayama
Executive (Financial and General Affairs): Hitoshi Hirano
The Education Office and the Peace and International Office were integrated into the Education and International Office.
The Academic Research Office and the Office of Social Collaboration, Public Relations and Academic Information were integrated into the Office of Academic Research and Industry-Academia-Government and Community Collaboration.
The Research Planning Office was established.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Health Sciences were reorganized into the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences.
The following majors were established at the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Doctoral course: Biochemical Sciences Major
Graduate school (master’s and doctoral courses): Oral Health Sciences Major, Pharmaceutical Sciences Major, and Health Sciences Major
Master’s course: Medical and Dental Sciences Major
The Center for Advanced Nursing Practice and Research and the Center for Advanced Practice and Research of Rehabilitation affiliated with the Graduate School of Health Sciences were transferred to the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences.
The Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences was established.
The Support Office for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Related Faculties was reorganized into the Management Support Office for the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Related Faculties.
The Innovation Plaza at Hiroshima University was opened.
◆April 3
The Academic Year 2012 entrance ceremony was held, and 2,475 students were admitted to faculties, 17 to advanced courses, and 1,273 to graduate school.
◆May 16
An academic and educational exchange agreement was concluded with National Chengchi University, Taiwan.
◆June 5
An academic and educational exchange agreement was concluded with Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria.
◆July 17
The 164th degree awarding ceremony (doctoral degree) was held, and doctoral degrees were awarded to 16 students.
◆July 31
Training Ship “Toyoshiomaru,” affiliated with the Faculty of Applied Biological Science, and the Takehara Marine Science Station, Setouchi Field Science Center, affiliated with the Graduate School of Biosphere Science were accredited as a Joint Educational Center by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
◆August 2
An academic and educational exchange agreement was concluded with Airlangga University, Indonesia.
◆August 6
The 39th Memorial Service for the Victims of the Atomic Bomb was held.
An academic and educational exchange agreement was concluded with Griffith University, Australia.
◆September 25
The FY2012 fall semester degree awarding ceremony was held.
34 undergraduate course graduates
197 graduate course graduates
A comprehensive collaboration and cooperation agreement was concluded with the National Institute for Environmental Studies.
◆October 1
The FY2012 fall semester entrance ceremony was held, and 216 students were admitted to graduate schools.
The Leader Education Program for Graduate School Doctoral Courses was opened.


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