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MNCT History

With rapid progress and remarkable technological developments in Japan during the early 1960's, every field of our society felt the need for trained technical experts. This led to the establishment of a new type of a higher educational institution, the college of technology. A college of technology admits students from junior high school, who then study one organized curriculum for five years.

Miyagi National College of Technology was founded on April 1, 1963. Originally, it had three departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Architecture. In 1968, the Department of Metal Engineering was added. In 1986 this was reorganized into the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The Department of Design and Computer Applications was added in 1993. In April, 1998, two Advanced Engineering Courses were established: the Advanced Course of Production System Engineering, the Advanced Course of Architecture, Design and Computer Applications. April 2004 saw Miyagi National College of Technology turned into a member of the independent administrative agency named institute of National Colleges of Technology.

MNCT Annals

1963 April 1 Miyagi National College of Technology founded by the Ministry of Education.
Temporary facilities and dormitory installed at the former Tomizawa branch of Tohoku University.
April 22 The College opening ceremony and the first entrance ceremony held at Matsushita Kaikan, the Memorial Hall of Tohoku University.
The Association of Supporters of the College founded.
October 10 The Student Council officially formed.
1964 March 30 Construction of the first stage of College buildings completed.
April 1 Classes and administration offices moved to the new facilities.
April 10 Students moved to the new dormitories.
1965 March 27 The Machine Practice Workshop completed.
April 1 The College song established.
1966 March 20 The Gymnasium completed.
September 10 The Swimming Pool opened.
November 4 The commemoration ceremony for College building held.
1968 February 17 Judo-Kendo Hall, named Renbu-Dojo, completed.
March 18 The Alumni Association (Shu-hou Kai) founded.
April 1 The Department of Metallurgical Engineering established.
1971 April 1 The Students Affairs Division established under the auspices of the Administration Bureau.
1972 January 20 The Kyudo Hall completed.
March 8 The Computer Center completed.
1973 March 30 The Library completed.
October 6 The 10th anniversary of the founding of the College celebrated.
The College flag donated by the Association of Supporters and Shu-hou Kai.
1978 March 15 The 2nd Gymnasium completed.
1981 March 25 The 4th College Building completed.
April 1 The Department of Basic Engineering established.
1983 March 31 The Welfare facility building, Shu-kou Kaikan, completed.
April 1 The Twentieth Anniversary Memorial erected (to be unveiled on April 11).
April 8 The first foreign students (two students) enrolled.
October 22 The 20th anniversary of the founding of the College celebrated.
1984 February 28 The Lodging Center for Extracurricular Activities completed.
March 30 The College Song Memorial erected.
1986 April 1 The Department of Metallurgical Engineering reorganized into the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
April 8 For the first time, graduates of technical high schools enrolled into the fourth year.
1988 March 23 The Women's Dormitory completed.
October 19 The 25th anniversary of the founding of the College celebrated.
1991 April 1 A Double-major course established.
October 29 An academic-exchange agreement with Korea's Inha Technical Collge.
1993 April 1 The Department of Design and Computer Applications established.
October 8 The 30th anniversary of the founding of the College celebrated.
1995 February 15 The Design and Computer Applications Building completed.
1996 March 22 LAN on campus established.
1998 April 1 The Advanced Engineering Course established.
1999 June 30 The Advanced Engineering Course Building completed.
2000 March 30 The Liberal Arts Building completed.
May 10 The Collaborative Technology Center established.
2001 January 31 The Faculty Education and Collaborative Technology Center Building completed.
July 25 The Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering Building completed.
2002 March 26 An academic-exchange agreement with Helsinki Polytechnic of Republic of Finland.
July 29 The Electrical Engineering & Architecture Building completed.
2003 March 18 An academic-exchange agreement with Felix-Fechenbach-Berufskolleg of Federal Republic of Germany.
March 24 The Patio of the Liberal Arts Building completed.
April 15 The Education Program of Production System and Design Engineering was authorized by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education(JABEE).
November 14 The 40th Anniversary of the founding of the College celebrated.
2004 April 1 Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan established.
April 1 The Facilities Division established under the auspices of the Administration Bureau.
2007 April 1 Office established, Miyagi Division.

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