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July 14, 1991 Formation of the Preparatory Committee for the establishment of an educational foundation, the Nago Institute of Education
Opening of Executive Office to prepare for the establishment of the Nago Institute of Education
Apr. 30, 1992 Application for the establishment of the Nago Institute of Education submitted to the Ministry of Education
Application for the establishment of Meio University submitted to the Ministry of Education
Dec. 21, 1993 Establishment of the Nago Institute of Education (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Establishment of Meio University (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Apr. 1, 1994 Meio University Inauguration
Meio University departments are officially established (Department of International Cultural Studies, Management and Information Sciences and Tourism, Faculty of International Studies)
Apr. 15, 1994 First Matriculation Ceremony
Apr. 15, 1995 First Anniversary Celebration
Sep. 8, 1995 Establishment of Meio University Research Institute
Oct. 14, 1997 Establishment of the Meio University Support Society
Nov. 28, 1997 Tree Planting Ceremony celebrating the completion of Meio University
Mar. 20, 1998 First Graduation Ceremony
July 17, 1999 Fifth Anniversary Celebration
June 30, 2000 Application for the establishment of Meio University Graduate School of International Cultural Studies submitted to the Ministry of Education
Dec. 21, 2000 Establishment of Meio University Graduate School of International Cultural Studies (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Apr. 1, 2001 Meio University Graduate School of International Cultural Studies Inauguration
Establishment of the Meio University Language Learning Center
May 23, 2001 Establishment of the Meio University Media Network Center
Feb. 16, 2002 Establishment of the Meio University Alumni Association
Mar. 20, 2003 Graduate School's First Graduating Class
Sep. 29, 2004 Application for the establishment of the Faculty of Human Health, Department of Sports and Health submitted to the Ministry of Education
Oct. 1, 2004 Establishment of the Hokubu Center for Lifelong Learning
Dec. 21, 2004 Tenth Anniversary Celebration
Jan. 28, 2005 Establishment of the Faculty of Human Health, Department of Sports and Health (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Apr. 1, 2005 Inauguration of the Department of Sports and Health, Faculty of Human Health
June 20, 2006 Application for the establishment of the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Health submitted to the Ministry of Education
July 26, 2006 Establishment of the Meio University Teacher Training Support Center
July 31, 2006 Notification of intent to form the College of International Studies within the Faculty of International Studies
Nov. 30, 2006 Establishment of the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Health (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Apr. 1, 2007 Inauguration of the College of International Studies within the Faculty of International Studies (International Culture Major, Language Education Major, System Management Major, Information Systems Major and Tourism Industry Major, College of International Studies)
Inauguration of the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Health
Apr. 1, 2009 Establishment of the Health Information Management Major in the College of International Studies
Establishment of the Management Major (formerly System Management Major)
May 8, 2009 Establishment of the Meio University Mathematical Science Learning Center
Dec. 21, 2009 Application by the Northern Region Administration for approval to establish Meio University as a public university (to Okinawa Prefecture)
Application by the Nago Institute of Education for approval of the change of founders, and of the dissolution of Meio as a private educational institution (to the Ministry of Education)
Mar. 19, 2010 Approval for the establishment of Meio University as a public university (Okinawa Prefectural Governor)
Approval for the dissolution of Meio as a private institution and its reinstatement as a public institution with new founders (Ministry of Education)
Apr. 1, 2010 Establishment of Meio University as a public university
May 25, 2010 Application for the establishment of Meio University Graduate School of Nursing submitted to the Ministry of Education
Oct. 29, 2010 Establishment of Meio University Graduate School of Nursing (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Feb. 23, 2011 Establishment of the Meio University Liberal Arts Education Center
Apr. 1, 2011 Inauguration of the Meio University Graduate School of Nursing
Oct. 24, 2012 Establishment of the Meio University Health and Longevity Support Center
Mar. 21, 2013 Establishment of the Meio University Practical Nursing Education and Research Center
Apr. 1, 2013 Establishment of the Meio University Extension Center
Meio University Health Center opened
Dec. 21, 2014 Ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary and five years as a public institution
Mar. 19, 2015 Establishment of the Meio University Center for International Exchange
Mar. 31, 2015 Faculty of International Studies concludes (final class graduates)
Apr. 1, 2013 Establishment of the Meio University Center for Liberal Arts Education (formerly the Meio University Liberal Arts Education Center)
Establishment of the Meio University Writing Center
Oct. 13, 2016 Application for the establishment of the Meio University Graduate Program in Midwifery submitted to the Ministry of Education
Jan. 31, 2017 Establishment of the Meio University Graduate Program in Midwifery (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Apr. 1, 2017 Inauguration of the Meio University Graduate Program in Midwifery
Establishment of the Meio University Extension (formerly the Meio University Extension Center)
Mar. 31, 2018 Application for the establishment of Meio University Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, International Culture and Area Studies (Doctoral Program) submitted to the Ministry of Education
Aug. 31, 2018 Establishment of Meio University Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, International Culture and Area Studies (Doctoral Program) (approved by the Ministry of Education)
Apr. 1, 2019 Inauguration of the Meio University Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, International Culture and Area Studies (Doctoral Program)

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