Nagoya University


Nagoya University has a history of 144 years, dating back to the Temporary Medical School/Public Hospital founding in 1871. It is the last Imperial University among the seven universities in Japan. The capability of this university in world-class research has been shown by the fact that 6 of the 13 Japanese people awarded the Nobel Prize are their faculty members. During its long history, the university has sent many people who can play a leading position in various disciplines of society out into the world, thus impacting Japan's and the world's growth.

The university became a national institution with a new governing structure. It maintains a vibrant and accessible academic culture intending to contribute to the happiness and well-being of humankind through education and research in all aspects of society, nature and human beings.

Being one of the top research institutes in Japan, Nagoya University is in 6th place in the country's general research ranking, with the 5th highest number of accepted patents and 1.3% of highly cited publications.


Nagoya University has a total enrollment of almost 16,000 students. The university is striving towards international exchange. Over 10% of 16,000 students are international students.

Several International students' associations and groups are established in the university to help endorse international students' well-being and develop proactive interaction with local Japanese students. These organizations organize several activities and events to help students adjust to living in Japan and connect with people of similar interests.

Some of the student associations include NUFSA (Nagoya University International Student Association), NUISG (Nagoya University International Student Group), and COFSA (Nagoya University Co-Op Foreign Student Association), which are mainly responsible for cultural activities, welcome parties, seminars etc.

Founded in 1961, the Federation of Liberal Arts Circles aims to facilitate "better communications between organizations and circles, encourage better understanding and enhancing friendship, literate the students and promote cultural activities. Some examples of circles at the university include tea ceremony, music and dance, art, volunteering activities, and literature, among 60 officially registered circles.


University Residences has over 500 rooms available for researchers and international students to stay in. Precedence is given to those who have never visited Japan before so they can remain in housing facilities for 6 months to 1 year. Rooms for families and married couples are also available.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Nagoya University ranks 112.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Nagoya University ranks 351-400.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Nagoya University at 324.


Nagoya University
Furocho, Chikusa Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan

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