About Nagoya University

Outline of Nagoya University


  • 1871  Established as a temporary hospital medical school
  • 1939  Established as Nagoya Imperial University
  • 1949  Name changed to Nagoya University
  • 2004  Launched as National University Corporation Nagoya University


  • Research: To pursue truth and to produce results of scholastic distinction on the international stage.
  • Education: To cultivate “courageous intellectuals” endowed with powers of rational thought and creative imagination.
  • Contribution to Society: To contribute to the welfare of humanity and the development of culture, as well as to global industry.

Undergraduate/Graduate Schools

Currently, Nagoya University has 9 undergraduate and 13 graduate schools. Other facilities include 3 subsidiary research institutes, 2 facilities open to the public and 16 research centers.

For more information, visit the University Website given below.

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Outline of Nagoya City

  • A population of 2.2 million, making it the 4th largest city in Japan
  • Conveniently  located in the center of Japan’s main island (Honshu)
  • Considered a meeting place for the Japan’s eastern and western cultures
  • Nagoya and the surrounding area is best known as Japan’s industrial powerhouse, a center of manufacturing in Japan and home world leading industries in engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, and ICT.
  • Popular as an industrial tourism destination
    (For example: Factory tours to the many world class manufactures and traditional Japanese industries found in and around Nagoya City)
  • Some of the world class industries found in this region include:
    – Automobiles (Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors, Suzuki)
    – Auto parts (Denso, Aisin Seiki, Aisin AW, Toyoda Gosei)
    – Ceramics (NGK Insulators, IBIDEN)
    – Machine tools (Yamazaki Mazak, Okuma)
    – Aircrafts ( MHI/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., KHI/Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, etc)
  • In addition, the Port of Nagoya which is a comprehensive port with over 100 years of history has the largest shipment value in Japan and is ranked among the worlds busiest ports.

Link to Nagoya City Homepage