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History of Chemical Process Engineering Course

The Chemical Process Engineering Course dates back to April 1, 1940 when the Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the Kyoto Imperial University Faculty of Engineering. The Department of Chemical Engineering was initially comprised of 2 chairs (research laboratories), which later became 6 in 1961.

With continued expansion since then, the number of chairs became 8 in 1991. When the Faculty of Engineering underwent a major reorganization, the chemistry related departments were the first to be regrouped. In April of 1993, the Department of Chemical Engineering was reorganized to incorporate: 1) the Chemical Process Engineering Course in the Undergraduate School of Industrial Chemistry which conducts undergraduate education, and 2) the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering which conducts graduate education and research.

The Department of Chemical Engineering has 9 laboratories and 1 cooperating laboratory. Currently, more than 2200 graduates are active in areas centered on chemical industries, and this Department both in name and reality is one of the leading chemical engineering educational institutions in the nation.

1922 Laboratory of Chemical Engineering is established in the Department of Industrial Chemistry
1940 Department of Chemical Engineering is established
1949 "Theory and Calculation of Chemical Engineering" is published
1953 Graduate school is established under a new basic act of education
1955 Doctoral program is established in the graduate school under a new basic act of education
1963 - 1968 Department moves from the Yoshida West Campus to the Industrial Chemistry Building on the Main Campus
1993

Intensification of graduate school; reorganization into the Undergraduate Course Program of Chemical Process Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering (graduate school)

2003 Department of Chemical Engineering moves to the Katsura Campus

 

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