Nagoya University (NU) was first founded in 1871 as a temporary hospital and medical school. After undergoing several transitions, NU was established as an imperial university in 1939, and it has grown to be one of the world’s top research universities. Throughout its history, NU has maintained a free and vibrant academic culture. Conducting research and education on all aspects of human beings, society, and nature, the University pursues its goal of contributing to the well-being and happiness of humankind. Nagoya University's fundamental objective is to cultivate leaders with genuine courage and intellect. We call such leaders “Yuuki-aru Chishiki-jin”, that is individuals who are able to harness their courage, curiosity, and creativity to fully, yet responsibly, exploit their freedom with their educational and research endeavors. Our multi-disciplinary curriculum is designed to cultivate ethical leaders who are able to develop innovative solutions, through inquiry and analysis, with strong communication and teamwork skills to be productive members of the global environment. Nagoya University welcomes highly motivated students who share this vision to apply to our programs.
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D. Med. President of Nagoya University
Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science and Mechanics are some of the fields where NU leads internationally with cutting-edge research. The high achievements of NU alumni and researchers demonstrate both the university’s commitment to the creation of knowledge and the quality of work produced. Our ground-breaking scholarship is passed on to our students through coursework and research projects with faculty members dedicated to producing a new cohort of scholars:
Dr. Ryoji Noyori
Laureate in Chemistry in 2001
Dr. Osamu Shimomura
Laureate in Chemistry in 2008
Dr. Toshihide Maskawa
Laureate in Physics in 2008
Dr. Makoto Kobayashi
Dr. Isamu Akasaki
Laureate in Physics in 2014
Dr. Hiroshi Amano
Nagoya University China Center for International Exchange was established in November 2005 with the aims of facilitating academic exchange with higher education and research institutes in China, promoting public relations in China, and connecting NU alumni overseas.
The Uzbekistan Office was set up in March 2010 as a shared overseas office for Japanese universities. Its role is to promote the recruitment of students in Uzbekistan and to enhance cooperation activities related to international students for Japanese universities.
The European Center was set up in April 2010 in cooperation with University of Freiburg as a base for research, education, international exchanges and other activities. The aim is to increase Nagoya University’s presence in Europe.
Since its foundation, Nagoya University has created numerous research innovations and provided many highly skilled human resources to industry. Because of its high priority on alliance building between academia and industry, Nagoya University continues to achieve the highest licensing revenue of all universities in Japan. In October 2007, Technology Partnership of Nagoya University Inc. was established in the state of North Carolina to enhance technology exchange between the U.S. and Japan, especially the Nagoya area.
The Bangkok Office was established in April 2014, aiming to facilitate academic exchange between Nagoya University and higher education and research institutes in Thailand as well as to promote public relations of Nagoya University in Thailand and the ASEAN region.