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Ritsumeikan University and Ritsumeikan Keisho Chronology

yearMain events
1869Prince Kinmochi Saionji founds the private academy, Ritsumeikan
1900Kojuro Nakagawa, former secretary of Prince Saionji, establishes the Kyoto Hosei School, the predecessor of the current College of Law
1905The school adopts the name “Ritsumeikan,” with permission of Prince Saionji
1913The name of the school is changed to “Ritsumeikan University”
1935Noriyasu Ashiwa establishes Sapporo High School of Accounting
1948Ritsumeikan University is recognized under the School Education Law to include Colleges of Law, Economics and Letters
The name of Sapporo High School of Accounting is changed to “Sapporo High School of Economics”
1990The name of the academy established by Ashiwa is changed to “Keisho Academy”
1995Establishment of “Ritsumeikan Keisho Senior High School” is permitted with corporate merger between Ritsumeikan and Keisho Academy
1996Ritsumeikan Keisho Senior High School accepts the first students
1997The campus is moved to where it is (Nishinopporo)
Overseas school tour programs for 11th grade students start
1999The agreement of the cooperation is concluded with Vilnius Uzupis Gymnasium (secondary school), Lithuania
The agreement of the cooperation is concluded with Vilnius Lyceum, Lithuania
The agreement of the cooperation is concluded with Lord Botetourt High School in Virginia, the U.S.A.
2000“Ritsumeikan Keisho Junior High School” is established
The agreement of the cooperation is concluded with Quoc Hoc High School in Hue, Vietnam
2002Overseas exchange program in New Zealand for 9th grade students
The agreement of the cooperation is concluded with Beijing No.66 Middle School, China
2003New curriculum of unified secondary education starts
2005The agreement of the cooperation is concluded with Anyang Foreign Language High School in Anyang, South Korea
2008The agreement of the cooperation is concluded between The High School Affiliated to the Beihang University and all four high schools attached to Ritsumeikan University
2012Ritsumeikan Keisho High School is awarded as a “Super Global High School” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science & Technology Japan
2013Ritsumeikan Keisho signs and seals France-Japan high school network COLIBRI
2014Ritsumeikan Keisho is awarded as praxis and research school for education by Japan Educational Mutual Aid Association of Welfare Foundation
The agreement of the cooperation is concluded between Ritsumeikan University and Sakhalin Ministry of Education
2015Ritsumeikan Keisho High School is awarded as a “Super Global High School”
Ritsumeikan Keisho – Harvard Study Program starts
2017Ritsumeikan Keisho High School is awarded as a “Super Science High School” for second period, together as talent development priority school
2018 The agreement of the cooperation is concluded with Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Pathumthani, Thailand

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