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Outline of the lnstitute/History of the lnstitute

Outline of the lnstitute

The Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology at Kanazawa University was established in 2002 as a joint research and education facility with the purpose of streamlining existing facilities such as the Low Level Radioactive Laboratory, the Marine Laboratory, the Botanical Garden as well as the Electromagnetic Field Control Laboratory. In 2007, the institute was further integrated with the Japan Sea Research Institute at Kanazawa University in order to promote the 21st Center of Excellence program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Environmental Monitoring and Prediction of Long- & Short-Term Dynamics of the Pan-Japan Sea Area. The institute was further reorganized in 2015 to promote environmental research and education in the pursuit of creating sustainable environmental management programs.

History of the lnstitute

1949. 5
Establishment of “Botanical Garden” at Faculty of Science in Marunouchi Campus (- 2002. 3)
1958. 4
Establishment of “Noto Marine Laboratory” at Faculty of Science (- 2002. 3)
1967. 7
Establishment of the “Japan Sea Research Institute“ at Kanazawa University  (- 2007. 3)
1975. 4
Establishment of the “Low Level Radioactive Laboratory” at Faculty of Science (- 2002. 3)
1982. 4
Establishment of “Laboratory of Electrical Energy Conversion” at Faculty of Engineering (- 1992. 3)
1992. 4
Establishment of “Laboratory of Electromagnetic Field Control and Application” at Faculty of Engineering (- 2002. 3)
1995. 6
Relocation of the “Botanical Garden” at Kakuma Campus
2002. 4
Establishment of the “Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology”
2002. 9
Organisation of the 21st COE Program “Environmental Monitoring and Prediction of Long- & Short-Term Dynamics of Pan-Japan Sea Area”
2004. 9
Establishment of the “Noto Supersite” observatory in Noto Peninsula
2007. 4
Reorganisation of the institute (three departments and eight research divisions)
2012. 7
Authorised as a joint usage/ education center by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Noto Marine Laboratory)
2015. 4
Reorganisation of the institute (two departments and four divisions)
2016. 4
Authorised as a joint usage/ research center by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology