Chiba Institute of Technology

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Chiba Institute of Technology
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Established1942(Origins 1929[1])
ChancellorProf. Kazuhito Komiya
Location, ,
NicknameCIT, etc.
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Chiba Institute of Technology (千葉工業大学, Chiba kōgyō daigaku) is a private university in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. abbreviated as Chiba kōdai (千葉工大, Chiba kōdai),Chiba kō (千葉工, Chiba kō),kōdai (工大, kōdai),sen kōdai (千工大, sen kōdai).

The school was founded in 1942 in Machida, Tokyo. In 1946 it was relocated to Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, adopted the present name at the same time. Four years later, it was moved to the present location. It is the oldest private technical university in Japan.

CIT was conceived as a central educational institution of Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.During the Second World War, the professor at CIT was involved in the development of Nakajima Kikka


December 8, 1941(Asia Independence Day and Day of the world peace)
Photograph of the first entrance ceremony (June 8, 1942)
Project "Nakajima Kikka" project involving universities

Chiba Institute of Technology(CIT) began as Kōa Institute of Technology (興亞工業大学, Kōa kōgyō daigaku). The meaning of Kōa means that Asia wakes up. Japanese government issued a permission of the establishment on December 7, 1941(December 8 Asia time). Kōa Institute of Technology was founded by Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Osami Nagano, Kuniyoshi Obara, Minoru Tōgō, Kotaro Honda, Hidetsugu Yagi, Shigenao Konishi, Yuzuru Hiraga, Nobuteru Mori(Mori Konzern founder・See also Shōwa Denkō), Satoru Mori(Son Nobuteru Mori), Kitaro Nishida, Shunpei Honma, Tokutomi Sohō, Saneatsu Mushanokōji in 1942.Also, Kunihiko Hashida is involved as a representative of the Government of Japan.

The college was founded as a national policy for the rise of Asia tech. The purpose of the construction of the college was a contribution to the world culture and dissemination of engineering education to the people of Asia.

Kōa Institute of Technology took full-scale support from University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, Tokyo Institute of Technology as an educational institution to bring up the engineers who would lead a nation. Department of Industrial Engineering and materials management courses,aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering has been installed at the university.

In 1944, the headquarters of the University was moved to Sophia University in Kōjimachi from Tamagawa Gakuen. The metallurgy course work was relocated to the Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory yard in Kawasaki, Kanagawa in September.

The Kōjimachi and Kawasaki campus were destroyed during the April 13, 1945 and May 25 Tokyo air raids in World War II. The college was consigned to a class in the Tokyo Institute of Technology until 1946.

The college changed its name into "Chiba Institute of Technology(CIT)" in 1946 and moved to the Kimitu campus. Four years later, it was moved to the present location.

On the educational philosophy of CIT[edit]

CIT was created as a base for the Asian cultural sphere to contribute to world culture. The educational goal of the university is to train engineers who contribute to world culture. Many Japanese universities offer education based on the traditional European educational philosophy, but CIT provides personnel education based on the Asian philosophy based on the Kitaro Nishida philosophy. Education at CIT is based on the policy of Progressive education from the very beginning, cherishing liberalism and individuality respect.



  • Machida,Tokyo Campus (1942–46)
  • Chiyoda, Tokyo Campus (1943–45)
  • Kawasaki,Kanagawa Campus (1943–45)
  • Kimitu,Chiba Campus (1946–50)


  • Tsudanuma,Chiba Campus (1950-)
Tsudanuma Campus (English)
  • Chigusa,Chiba Campus (1967-)
  • Sibazono,Chiba Campus (1986-)
Sibazono Campus (English)

Schools and laboratories[edit]

Undergraduate schools[edit]

  • School of Engineering
  • Department of information science
  • Department of social system science

Graduate schools[edit]

Research laboratories[edit]

  • Future robot research center (furo)
future robot research center (English)
  • Planetary probe research center
planetary probe research center (Japanese)





United States


  1. ^ Tamagawa Gakuen webpage-Japanese Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine-Tamagawa Gakuen is one of the important headwaters of the founding of Chiba Institute of Technology.
  2. ^ IEEE Richard H. Kaufmann Award Recipients: Sususmu Tadakuma

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°41′21″N 140°01′15″E / 35.68917°N 140.02083°E / 35.68917; 140.02083