Shikoku University can trace its roots back to the Tokushima School of Sewing, which was established in 1925 by founder and first president Katsu Sato to promote the independence of women as specialized professionals. Since then, this institution has educated and sent more than 49,000 talented individuals out into the world.
Well regarded for its strong performance, the school strove to meet the social need for institutions of higher education that could cultivate people equipped with usable skills and an independent mindset by establishing Shikoku Junior College in 1961, a four-year university in 1966, and a graduate school in 1999.
In 1992, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, the university established the new Faculty of Management and Information Science, changed its name to Shikoku University, and adopted a co-educational structure.
With the establishment of the Faculty of Nursing in 2009 and the new Graduate School of Nursing in 2013, the university now boasts four graduate school programs, a Faculty of Literature with three departments, a Faculty of Management and Information Science with two departments, a Faculty of Human Life Science with two departments and one training department, a Faculty of Nursing with one department, and a junior college with four departments and two majors. Each and every day Shikoku University is pursuing the robust development of its educational offerings.
|Sept. 1925||Tokushima School of Sewing was founded.|
|Apr. 1961||Tokushima Junior College of Home Economics was established in Nakano-cho, Tokushima City.|
|Apr. 1963||Tokushima Junior College of Home Economics was renamed Shikoku Women's Junior College.|
|Sept. 1963||The school moved to a new campus in Ojin-cho Furukawa, in Tokushima City.|
|Apr. 1966||Shikoku Women's University was established. The kindergarten affiliated with Shikoku Women's Junior College was established.|
|Apr. 1978||Shikoku Women's Junior College was renamed Shikoku Women's University Junior College.|
|Nov. 1981||A ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the university was held.|
|Mar. 1992||A ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the university was held.|
|Apr. 1992||Shikoku Women's University was renamed Shikoku University, and Shikoku Women's University Junior College was renamed Shikoku University Junior College. The transition was made to a co-educational system.|
|Apr. 1999||The Graduate School of Management and Information Science (Master's Program) was established.|
|Apr. 2001||A Doctoral Program was added to the Graduate School of Management and Information Science.|
|Nov. 2001||A ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the university was held.|
|Apr. 2003||The Graduate School of Literature (Master's Program) was established.|
|Apr. 2004||Construction was completed on Shikoku University Community Plaza, designed to serve as a center of community activity.|
|Apr. 2006||The Graduate School of Human Life Science (Master's Program) was established.|
|Jan. 2009||Construction was completed on the Central Building.|
|Apr. 2009||The Department of Nursing was established within the Faculty of Nursing.|
|Oct. 2011||A ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the university was held.|
|Nov. 2011||An academic and educational exchange program agreement was concluded with Xiangtan University in China.|
Kazumi Matsushige was appointed to serve as president of both Shikoku University and Shikoku University Junior College.
The Graduate School of Nursing (Master's Program) was established.
The Master's Program in English Language and Culture in the Graduate School of Literature was renamed the Master's Program in Intercultural Studies.