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History

June 1956 University Counseling Center is established.
June 1969 Health Administration Center is established.
April 1993

Research Center for Higher Education is established.

International Student Center is established.

April 1999 Admissions Center is established.
April 2001 Information Synergy Center is established.
October 2004

Center for the Advancement of Higher Education (CAHE) is established as a result of the reorganization and amalgamation of the Admissions Center, Research Center for Higher Education, Health Administration Center, University Counseling Center, Research Division on Information and Computer Literacy of the Information Synergy Center, and (a part of) the International Student Center.

The University Vice President, Takao SAKAMOTO assumes office as the founding Director of the Center (to March 2007).

From 2005

The “Building a Higher Education System Utilizing International Liaison” project (Special Educational Research Fund, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) is adopted (to 2007).

A Support Program for a Unique University Education: “Understanding of the nature and logical thinking nurtured by multi-disciplinary scientific experiments” is approved (to 2008).

April 2005

Admission Center is renamed “Admission Center”(入試センター) in Japanese.

April 2005

International Student Center is re-established into Center for International Exchange.

March 2006 “CAHE Journal of Higher Education, Tohoku University” is first published.
April 2006

Center for Career Support, a new operation organization is established.

Admission Center is reorganized as a service Center.

Section of Japanese Language Education is established in the Division of Student Affairs.

From April 2006

A Support Program for a Unique University Education: “Small group education that nurtures a ‘change in learning’ for a research oriented university” is approved (to 2008).
April 2007 The University Vice President, Katsuhiro ARAI assumes office as the second Director of the Center (to March 2008).
March 2008 An external evaluation is carried out.
April 2008 The University Vice President, Akihiro KIJIMA assumes office as the third Director of the Center (to March 2014).
April 2008 The Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences is established.
March 2009

As the Center for Information Technology in Education is established (April 2009), the Section on Information Education and the Section on Educational Information Operations of the Division of Liberal Education Programs is abolished.

July 2009

The Innovative Leaders Platform (ILP) is established.

Novermber 2009 The Institute for International Education is established.
March 2010 “Educational Development Core in International Cooperation” is authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as “Joint Educational Development Center” (an organization to carry out systematic training, etc., for faculty members) (to 2014).
April 2010

Section of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and Education the Section of Sports Science Education are established in the Division of Liberal Education Programs.

Center for Professional Development, an operation organization is established.

From April 2010

“Developing ‘Preparing Future Faculty Program(PFFP)'” (Special Educational Research Fund, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) is approved (to 2014).
April 2013 The SLA Support Section is established as an operation organization.
April 2014

The Institute for Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE) is established as a result of the reorganization and amalgamation of the Center for the Advancement of Higher Education, the Center for International Exchange, the Institute for International Education, the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Innovative Leaders Platform.

The University Vice President (for Education and Student International Exchange),Kimio HANAWA assumes office as founding Director of the Institute.

SLA Support Section is reorganized as Center for Learning Support.