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Chronological Table

1897

Department of Mining and Metallurgy was founded with the establishment of Kyoto Imperial University

1942

The Department of Mining and Metallurgy was divided into two separate departments: Department of Mining and Department of Metallurgy

(The Department of Mining later became the Department of Earth Resource Engineering)

1961

The Department of Metallurgy formed the new Department of Metal Science and Technology

1994

Through restructuring, the Departments of Metallurgy and of Metal Science and Technology were transformed into the Department of Materials Science and of Engineering and Department of Applied Energy Engineering. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is collaborating with the School of Engineering Science in providing the Materials Science Course.

The Department of Materials Science is currently flying high as a Center of Excellence (COE) for materials science research.