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The roots of the Faculty of Maritime Science can be traced back to the private Kawasaki Merchant Marine School, which was founded in September 1917 by Yoshitaro Kawasaki on the wishes of Shozo Kawasaki, the founder of the Kawasaki Shipyard. In 1920, it was upgraded to the public Kobe Nautical College and then in 1952, it was nationalized and became the Kobe University of Mercantile Marine. It was integrated with Kobe University in 2003 and became the Faculty of Maritime Sciences of Kobe University.

The Faculty has a tradition passed down over its history of close to 100 years. This is "The spirit to be active internationally".

The situation today is that we must respond to the globalization of the economic market and the fact that this market is becoming borderless, and also to the increasingly serious global environment problems. The Faculty dedicates itself to solving these problems and to realizing a sustainable society, and it was reborn from academic year 2013.

Chronology of important events

1917 (T6) September
The private Kawasaki Merchant Marine School is approved by the Ministry of Education
1920 (T9) August
The Kobe Nautical College is established
Has a Navigation Department of 30 people and the Engineering Department of 30 people (number of persons is admission capacity)
1952 (S27) May
The National Kobe University of Mercantile Marine is established
Has a Navigation Department of 60 people and the Engineering Department of 60 people (number of people is the admission capacity)
2003 (H15) October
Kobe University of Mercantile Marine and Kobe University are integrated
The Faculty of Maritime Sciences is established and it creates the following three courses.
  • Marine Technology Management course, 90 people
  • Maritime Logistics Sciences course, 50 people
  • Marine Engineering course, 60 people
The following majors are established in the Graduate School of Science and Technology.
Master's program
  • Marine Technology Management major, 12 people
  • Maritime Logistics Sciences major, 16 people
  • Marine Engineering major, 16 people
Doctor's program
  • Maritime Sciences major, 11 people
The International Maritime Research Center in the Faculty of Maritime Sciences is established Library → Kobe University Library, Maritime Sciences Branch Health Administration Center → Kobe University Health Administration Center, Fukae Branch Office Regional Joint Research Center → Kobe University Collaborative Creation Center, Fukae District
The undergraduate education facilities of the Ship Transport Research Facility and the Marine Practical Training Facility are abolished Kobe University Dean Tomoyuki Nogami is also appointed Dean of Kobe University of Mercantile Marine
2004 (H16) March
Kobe University of Mercantile Marine is abolished
〃 April
The University became Kobe University, a national university corporation under the National University Corporation Law.
Students in the Faculty of Mercantile Marine and Graduate School of Mercantile Marine of Kobe University of Mercantile Marine are transferred to the Faculty of Maritime Sciences and the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Kobe University.
〃 October
The Maritime Archives Library becomes the Maritime Museum
2007 (H19) April
The Faculty and Graduate School of Maritime Sciences are established and the following majors created.
  • Master's program Maritime Sciences major, 60 people
  • Doctor's program Maritime Sciences major, 11 people
2008 (H20) April
The three courses were reformed into three departments
  • Department of Maritime Technology Management, 90 people
  • Department of Maritime Logistics Sciences, 50 people
  • Department of Marine Engineering, 60 people
2013 (H25) April
Three new departments are formed
  • Department of Global Transportation Sciences, 80 people
  • Department of Ocean Safety Systems Science, 40 people
  • Department of Marine Engineering, 80 people
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