History

At the forefront of information science since its establishment in 1991.

History of NAIST Graduate School of Information Science

October 1991 Nara Institute of Science and Technology established.
NAIST Digital Library and the Graduate School of Information Science established and the Graduate School of Information Science established.
April 1992 Information Technology Center established
April 1993 The first Master Course students enrolled.
April 1995 The first Doctoral Course students enrolled.
Health Care Center established.
April 1996 Digital Library opened.
April 2002 Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics established; the first students enrolled.
September 2002 The project "Ubiquitous Networked Media Computing" accepted for the MEXT "21st century COE program".
April 2004 the Nara Institute of Science and Technology National University Corporation established.
October 2005 The "Core Program to train talented students for the future in Information Science" of the Graduate School of Information Science accepted for the MEXT initiatives for "Attractive Education in Graduate Schools ."
June 2007 The program "Exploiting New Frontiers in Bioscience" accepted for the MEXT "21st century COE program".
September 2007 The project "Educational Program to Promote Creativity and International Competitiveness in Information Science" of Graduate School of Information Science selected by the MEXT Support Program for improving Graduate School Education "IT specialist program to promote Key Engineers as Security Specialists" selected for the MEXT program for fostering IT specialists.
April 2011 Integration of three departments into one department consisting of three research categories. Settlement of the international course where all activities in the school, including entrance exams, are supported in English.