Nagoya University is a national research-intensive university located between Tokyo and Kyoto where many of the top manufacturing companies have their operations. With approximately 16,500 students (1,800 international), our faculties have won internationally acclaimed awards including the Nobel Prize, with three of our four Nobel Laureates also alumni of the University.
Nagoya University originated in1871 as a temporary hospital and medical school and was established as an imperial university in 1939. Today, Nagoya University has 14 graduate schools, 9 undergraduate schools, 3 research institutes and numerous research centres. Throughout its history Nagoya University has done its utmost to maintain a free and vibrant academic culture. As an educational institution, we aim to cultivate what we call “courageous intellectuals”: social contributors endowed with the powers of rational thought and creative imagination.