History of the University

1912 Foundation of Mori Sewing School for Girls, a private school (founder: Wasa Mori).
1918 Mori Sewing School for Girls is renamed Mori School for Girls.
1923 Establishment of Mori Girls' High School.
(which developed into the current Kobe Gakuin University High School)
1924 Mori Girls' High School is renamed Kobe Mori Girls' High School.
1945 Establishment of the Kobe Municipal Mori Girls' High School as a foundation.
1949 Foundation is renamed Kobe Mori Gakuen.
1951 Restructuring of Kobe Mori Gakuen into an educational foundation.
1952 Establishment of Kobe Mori Women's Junior College (First President: Toshie Yamanishi).
(renamed as Kobe Gakuin Women's Junior College)
1954 Establishment of one domestic science and one literature department at Kobe Mori Women's Junior College.
1966 Establishment of Kobe Gakuin University (First President: Dr. Shigeki Mori).
Establishment of the Department of Nutrition in the Faculty of Nutrition.
1967 Establishment of the Department of Law in the Faculty of Law.
Establishment of the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economics.
Establishment of the Faculty of Liberal Art.
1972 Establishment of the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Biopharmacy in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
1974 Establishment of the Graduate School of Law (Master's program).
Establishment of the Graduate School of Nutrition (Master's program).
1975 Establishment of the Graduate School of Economics (Master's program).
1976 Establishment of the Graduate School of Law (Doctoral program).
Establishment of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master's program).
1977 Establishment of the Graduate School of Economics (Doctoral program).
1979 Establishment of the Graduate School of Food and Medicinal Sciences (Doctoral program).
1990 Establishment of the Department of Man and Culture in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.
1993 Establishment of the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Economics.
1994 Establishment of the Department of International Relations and Law in the Faculty of Law.
Establishment of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences (Master's program).
1996 Establishment of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences (Doctoral program).
1997 Establishment of the Business Administration Major in the Graduate School of Economics (Master's program).
1998 Establishment of the International Relations and Law Major in the Graduate School of Law (Master's program).
2000 Establishment of the Department of International Economics in the Faculty of Economics.
Establishment of the Department of Human Behavior in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.
2001 Corporate title is changed to Kobe Gakuin Educational Foundation.
2003 Completion of Graduate School of Law Practices Building (Nagata Campus).
2004 Establishment of the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Business Administration.
Establishment of the Department of Human Psychology in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.
Establishment of the Medical Pharmacy Major in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master's program).
Establishment of the Graduate School of Law Practices (Graduate School of Law Practices) (Professional's Program).
2005 Establishment of the Department of Medical Rehabilitation, the Faculty of Rehabilitation.
Establishment of the Department of Social Rehabilitation, the Faculty of Rehabilitation.
2006 Establishment of the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, switched to 6-year program.
Implementation of Institute for Interdisciplinary Education (Section of Disaster Management and Social Service).
Closure of Kobe Gakuin Women's Junior College.
2007 Establishment of Port Island Campus.
Implementation of Institute for Interdisciplinary Education (Section of Sports Management).
Implementation of Institute for General Education.
Establishment of Clinical Psychology Counseling Center.
2008 Establishment of the Psychology Major in the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences (Master's program).
2009 Establishment of the Graduate School of Rehabilitation (Master's program).
2011 Establishment of the Medical Rehabilitation Major in the Graduate School of Rehabilitation(Doctoral Program).
2012 Establishment of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Doctoral program).
100th anniversary of the founding of the Kobe Gakuin Educational Foundation.
2014 Establishment of the Department of Contemporary Social Studies and the Department of Social Studies of Disaster Management in the Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies.
Implementation of Institute for Promotion of Higher Education.
2015 Establishment of the Department of Global Communication in the Faculty of Global Communication.
2016 50th anniversary of the Kobe Gakuin University.