History of ISM

1944
June
  • Based on a proposal submitted at an academic study conference in December 1943, the organization was founded as an institute under the direct control of the Ministry of Education. This proposal aimed to provide supervision for studies looking into the mathematical principles of probability and their application, and was also intended to facilitate, unify and promote the publication of research results.
1947
April
  • The affiliated statistical specialists' school was opened.
May
  • The Institute was divided into the 1st Research Dept. (fundamental theories), the 2nd Research Dept. (statistical theories for the natural sciences), and the 3rd Research Dept. (statistical theories for the social sciences).
1949
June
  • The Institute was placed under the control of the Ministry of Education because of the enforcement of the Ministry of Education Establishment Law.
1955
September
  • Reorganized into the 1st Research Dept. (fundamental theories), the 2nd Research Dept. (natural and social science theories), and the 3rd Research Dept. (operations, research, statistical analysis theories). The laboratory system, comprising 9 laboratories and the research guidance promotion room, was adopted.
1969
October
  • A new office building was constructed in Minato Ward.
1971
April
  • The 4th Research Dept. (informatics theories) was instituted.
1973
April
  • The 5th Research Dept. (prediction and control theories) was instituted.
1975
October
  • The 6th Research Dept. (statistical theories of human behavior) was instituted.
1979
November
  • The Information Research Building was constructed.
1985
April
  • Repositioned as an Inter-University Research Institute due to the regulation change. The new mission includes providing facilities and skills to other universities, in addition to conducting cutting-edge research on statistical mathematics. Accordingly, the institute was reorganized into our basic research departments (Fundamental Statistical Theory, Statistical Methodology, Prediction & Control, and Interdisciplinary Statistics) and two strategic centers (Statistical Data Analysis Center and Statistical Education & Information Center). The Statistical Technical Training Center was terminated.
1988
October
  • The Dept. of Statistical Science was instituted in the School of Mathematical and Physical Science, part of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI).
1989
June
  • The Institute was reorganized as an Inter-University Research Institute based on the National School Establishment Law.
1993
April
  • The Planning Coordination Chief System was instituted.
1997
April
  • The affiliated Statistical Data Analysis Center was reorganized into the Center for Development of Statistical Computing, and the Statistical Education and Information Center was reorganized into the Center for Information on Statistical Sciences.

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