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History

At the beginning of Taisho period, farming villages in Hokkaido were prostrated due to the poor crop by cold weather. For the established development of Agriculture and Food by dairy farming in Hokkaido, in 1933, Torizo Kurosawa founded Hokkaido Rakuno Gijuku as an agricultural educational institute for farmers following the history of Denmark.

1933Hokkaido Rakuno Gijuku was established.
1942Nopporo Kinou School was established.
1948By educational system reform, Nopporo Kinou School was reorganized into Nopporo Kinou High School. Nopporo Higher Rakuno School (Correspondent Education) was established. (Abolished in March, 1991)
1949Rakuno Gakuen University (Miscellaneous School) was established. (Abolished in March, 1950)
1950Rakuno Gakuen University Dairy Science Institute, Department of Dairy Science was established.
1958Rakuno Gakuen Women’s High School (Full-time, Comprehensive Curriculum Course) was established.
1960Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Dairy Science, Department of Dairy Science was established. Rakuno Gakuen Women’s High School was renamed San-ai Women’s High School.
1962Rakuno Gakuen Dairy Science Institute, Department of Production was established. (Abolished in March, 1972)
1963Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Dairy Science, Department of Agricultural Economics was established.
1964Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Dairy Science, Department of Veterinary Medicine was established. Rakuno Gakuen University Dairy Science Institute, Department of Dairy Science was divided into course 1 (Full-time) and course 2 (seasonal). (Abolished in March, 1984)
Nopporo Kinou High School was renamed Rakuno Gakuen Kinou High School.
1975Rakuno Gakuen University, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine (Master’s Course) was established.
1978Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Dairy Science, Department of Veterinary Medicine became a six-year course.
1981Rakuno Gakuen University, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine (Doctoral Course) was established.
Rakuno Gakuen University, Graduate School of Dairy Science, Dairy Science (Master’s Course) was established.
1984San-ai Women’s High School, English Course was established. Rakuno Gakuen Kinou High School was renamed Rakuno Gakuen University High School.
1985Rakuno Gakuen Dairy Science Institute was renamed Hokkaido Bunrika Institute.
Hokkaido Bunrika Institute, Department of Liberal Art was established. (Abolished in December, 1999)
1988Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Dairy Science, Department of Food Science was established.
San-ai Women’s High School was renamed Towanomori San-ai High School (Co-education)
1990Hokkaido Bunrika Institute, Department of Management Information was established. (Abolished in December, 1999)
1991Rakuno Gakuen University High School was abolished.
Towanomori San-ai High School was abolished.
Towanomori San-ai High School (Dairy Husbandry Management Course, Comprehensive Curriculum Course, English Course) was established.
Rakuno Gakuen University, Graduate School of Dairy Science, Food Production and Utility Development (Doctoral Course) was established.
1994Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Dairy Science, Department of Food Distribution was established.
1995Rakuno Gakuen University, Graduate School of Dairy Science, Food Systems (Master’s Course) was established.
1996Rakuno Gakuen University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine was established. (Reorganization of Faculty of Dairy Science,Department of Veterinary Medicine)
1998Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Environment Systems, Department of Management Environment and Department of Regional Environmental Studies were established.
Hokkaido Bunrika Institute was renamed Rakuno Gakuen University Dairy Science Institute and Dairy Science Course was renamed Department of Dairy Science.
2001Food Science Major and Health and Nutrition Major were established in Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Dairy Science, Department of Food Science.
2002Establishment of Rakuno Gakuen University, Graduate School of Dairy Science, Food and Nutrition Science(Master’s and Doctoral Course) was admitted
2004Notification of establishment of Rakuno Gakuen University, Faculty of Environment Systems, Department of Environmental Management and Department Biosphere and Environmental Sciences was accepted.
2010 In the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, Department of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Human Wellness and Department of Environmental and Symbolic Sciences and in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Veterinary Science were established
2014 Rakuno Gakuen University, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science(Master’s Course) was established



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