- Creation of the Kyoto University Public Health department with the first Japanese high-level Public Health Professional Degrees in 13 different fields: 11 departments (Biostatistics, Theoretical Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Genomic Medicine, Public Health Management, Healthcare Economics & Quality Management, Medical Ethics, Health Informatics, Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, International Health) and 2 cooperative classes (environmental ecology and human ecology).
As the training of educators and researchers in these fields was urgent, the Doctoral course was established at the same time.
- The University Establishment Council implemented of an external evaluation.
- External evaluation by Prof. Robert S. Lawrence (vice president of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health)
- Providing an education combining theory and practice while training highly skilled professionals were the main objectives that led to shift towards a specialization of the Graduate School Professional Degree System. The Master’s Course changed to a Professional Degree course.
- The names of the departments changed from “Theoretical Epidemiology” to “Healthcare Epidemiology”, from “Health System Informatics” to “Health Informatics”, from “International Health” to “Global Health and Socio-Epidemiology”.
- Beginning of the new cooperative classes: “Preventive medicine” and endowed course “Epidemiology Research Administration Informatics”.
- Beginning of the “Intellectual Property Management Course” funded by the Special Coordination Funds for the promotion of Science and Technology.
- Organization of the 5 years anniversary symposium “Public Health – Health, Treatment and Society; binding people –” in the Shiran Kaikan’s Inamori Hall.
- Creation of the 1 year “Master of Clinical Research (MCR)” for physicians and dentists.
- Signature of the memorandum of “Zero-ji prevention health promotion project” between the Medical Research Department and the city of Nagahama. The secretariat is based in the Health Informatics department.
- Name change from “Genome Epidemiology” to “Informatics Genome Epidemiology”
- Opening of the “Genetic Counseling and Coordinator Unit” funded by the Special Coordination Funds for the promotion of Science and Technology.
- The Social Epidemiology Department is appointed as UNAIDS (United Nations Joint Programme on AID) joint center.
- End of the endowed course “Epidemiology Research Administration Informatics”.
- The Genome Epidemiology department was appointed by France’s INSERM as research unit.
- Conclusion of the agreement between the Medical Research Department and Nagahama city’s “Zero-ji prevention health promotion project”.
- Intellectual Property Management Course was changed into the “Department of Management of Technology and Intellectual Property” and the MCR Course became the “Master Program for Clinical Research”.
- Creation of the “Department of Medical Communication”.
- Genetic Counseling and Coordinator Unit was split into 2 departments, respectively the Department of Clinical Research Administration and the Department of Medical Genetics.
- Creation of a MPH-DrPH Course for physicians and dentists holders of a master degree who passed the 1 year professional degree course.
- The departments of Obstetrics, Pediatrics and the School of Public Health were selected by Ministry of the Environment to conduct the “Japan Environment & Child Study” as Kyoto’s Unit Center.
- Organization of the 10 years anniversary symposium and publication of the anniversary magazine.
- Creation of the 1 year MPH Course for people with on the field experience of Public Health.
- First entry in the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) as Japanese School of Public Health.
- End of the registrations for Nagahama city’s “Zero-ji prevention health promotion project” with more than 10,000 participants.
- Helped organizing the World Health Summit in Berlin as a M8 Alliance Members (organization made of medical research institutes and universities around the world).
Number of graduations per year in the Public Health Department (from 2000 to 2014)
|Year||Number of Master courses in Public Health
and Professional Degrees
|Number of Doctoral Courses||Number of students in Medical Doctor Course|
who graduated and were from the Public Health Department
|2001||16（Master courses in Public Health）|
|2002||19（Master courses in Public Health）||0|
|2003||29（Master courses in Public Health）||1||2|
|2004||1（Master courses in Public Health）
|2005||1（Master courses in Public Health）
＊Post graduate Professional Degrees began in 2003
＊Number of students who were awarded a Master, Professional or Doctoral Degrees