|June, 2009||The program called “From the Earth to ‘Earths'” was selected as a Global COE Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) aimed at providing focused support for formation of superior international educational research centers. The program became the predecessor of the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI).|
|October, 2012||ELSI was selected as one of the research centers designated in the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) of MEXT.|
|December, 2012||ELSI was established in Ookayama Campus.|
|March, 2013||Inauguration Ceremony; the First International Symposium was held.|
|March, 2014||The Second International Symposium “Origin & Evolution of the Earth-Life System” was held.|
|August, 2014||ELSI Summer School was held.|
|January, 2015||The Third International Symposium “Life in the Universe”, and Public Lecture “Life in the Universe” were held.|
|April, 2015||ELSI Origins Network (EON) was established by the grant from the John Templeton Foundation (till December 2017).|
|October, 2015||The new building (ELSI-1) was completed; Opening Ceremony.|
The Fourth International Symposium “Early Earth, Venus, and Mars: Three Experiments in Biological Origins”, and Public Lecture “Does Water Define a Planet’s Habitability?” were held.
The First Kavli-IPMU/ELSI Joint Public Lecture “Quest for Origins” was held.
The Fifth International Symposium “Expanding Views on the Emergence of the Biosphere”, and Public Lecture “We Don’t Know ‘How We Began’ – Quest of Astrobiology for Origin of Life –“ were held.
The Second Kavli-IPMU/ELSI Joint Public Lecture “Quest for Origins” was held.
The Sixth International Symposium “Building Bridges from Earth to Life: From Chemical Mechanism to Ancient Biology”, and Public Lecture were held.
The Third Kavli-IPMU/ELSI Joint Public Lecture “Quest for Origins” was held.
EON-ELSI Winter School was held.
||ELSI hosted Japan SciCom 2018.
The Seventh International Symposium “Comparative Emergence”, and Public Lecture “The Forefront of Solar System Exploration –Seeking New Encounters –“ were held.
Opening Ceremony of “Mishima Hall.”
The Fourth Kavli-IPMU/IRCN/ELSI Joint Public Lecture “Quest for Origins” was held.
||ELSI hosted Japan SciCom 2019.
The Eighth International Symposium “Extending Views of Catalysis”, and Public Lecture “Extremophiles – Enchanted by Mystery of Life –“ were held.
||The Ninth International Symposium “Science in Society”, and Public Lecture “Science in the Wild” were held.
||ELSI hosted the Ninth WPI Science Symposium, “‘Life’ in the 21st Century.”
The Sixth Kavli-IPMU/IRCN/ELSI Joint Public Lecture “Quest for Origins” was held.
||ELSI hosted Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) 2021.