・1906, June 28th
・1955, December 28th
Shirankai Corporation of Kyoto University Medical
School was established
and recognized by the
minister of Education.
Ex-Shirankaikan bought in Okazaki, Sakyou-ku
・1976, December 5th
Re-establishment of “Shirankai” corporation
Shirankaikan (now called Shirankaikan Annex)
as a part of 90 year anniversary
celebration of Kyoto University Medical School.
・2002, April 1st
Science & Business Liaison Office (SSBLO)
The logo mark of Shirankai was set
Shirankaikan was built as
part of the 100
years anniversary of Kyoto
University Medical School.
Shirankai was established in 1906 (39th of Meiji Period) by the
president of Kyoto Imperial University Medical School, Dr. T. Araki for association
of shole medical school and development of medical studies. Since the number
of members has reached over 5000 on 1955 the Corporation of Kyoto University
Medical School Shirankai was established and recognized by the minister of Education
in order to encourage further studies and communication between members as the
main members were medical school graduates, students and researchers from the
other universities. For those researchers to socialize and to be accommodated
Ex-Shirankaikan was bought and managed by this organization in 1955.
Since then the Corporation of Kyoto University Medical School Shirankai
has carried out many activities to support medical development and researches
such as providing scholarship and international communication and open seminars.
However the development of medical studies has been rapid and complicated as
it began to involve many people and various organizations the Corporation of
Kyoto University Medical School Shirankai decided to globalize even more than
before. The change was made to accept master graduates and students as members
and the organization is re-established as Shirankai Corporation in 1986.
Shirankai Corporation has 44 branches and publishs Shirankai journals 4 times
a year to members as well as member list and database. Ex-Shirankaikan
became too old for the use so Shirankaikan Annex was built with donation
from members and companies within the area next to medical school of Kyoto University.
The building has accommodation rooms, restaurant and seminar rooms and so on.
40% of guests are from foreign countries such as USA, United Kingdom, France,
Italy, China, Korea, Malaysia and Thai so the building is believed to provide