History

1926.10 ICR founded with the founding philosophy to
“Excel in the Investigation of Basic Principles of Chemistry and Their Applications.”
1929 Main Building of ICR completed in Takatsuki, Osaka.
1949 ICR affiliated to Kyoto University.
1962 Started to accept graduate school students.
1964 ICR divided into 19 research divisions.
Nuclear Science Research Facility founded in Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
1968 High-Voltage Electron Microscopy Building completed in Gokasho.
ICR relocated to Gokasho, the present location of the institute.
1971 Low-Temperature Laboratory completed.
1975 Biotechnology Laboratory and Central Computer Facility completed.
1981 Research Facility of Nucleic Acids completed.
1983 Nucleic Acid Research Building completed.
1985 Biotechnology Laboratory completed.
1988 Nuclear Science Research Facility relocated to Gokasho.
Accelerator Laboratory and Research Building completed.
1989 High-Voltage High-resolution Electron Spectromicroscope completed.
1992 ICR reorganized into 9 research divisions and 2 satellite facilities.
Supercomputer Laboratory was completed.
1999 Joint Research Laboratory Building completed.
2000 ICR Administration Department merged with Uji Administration Office.
2001 Bioinformatics Center founded.
2002 Endowed Research Section of Proteome Informatics (SGI Japan) established.
(Closed in March, 2005.)
2003 ICR reorganized into 9 research divisions and 3 satellite facilities.
International Research Center for Elements Science founded.
2004 ICR reorganized into 5 research divisions and 3 centers.
Advanced Research Center for Beam Science established.
Uji Research Building completed.
2005 Laser Science Laboratory completed.
2007 Established ICR alumni assosiation named “Hekisuikai.”
2009 Endowed Research Section of Water chemistry energy (AGC) established.(Closed in March, 2012.)
2010 First term of a Joint Usage / Research Center started.
Seismic retrofit of the main building completed.
2011 Endowed Research Section of Nano-Interface Photonics (SEI Group CSR Foundation) established.(Closed in March, 2015.)
Bioinformatics Center reorganized.
2013 Monochromated Atomic Resolution Analytical Electron Microscope introduced.
2016 Second term of a Joint Usage / Research Center started.
International Research Center for Elements Science reorganized.
2017 Dynamic Nuclear Polarization-enhanced NMR (DNP-NMR) systems introduced.