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About NU Research

Nagoya University Research (NU Research) presents feature articles and research highlights covering some of the latest research activities and achievements at Nagoya University.

We showcase world-leading researchers at Nagoya University who aim to advance the frontiers of science in their respective disciplines with an emphasis on nurturing the scientific leaders of the future.

NU Research directs the WEB science café which introduces the latest articles and information intelligibly and interestingly at all readers.

About Nagoya University

With roots dating back to 1871, Nagoya University was formally instituted in 1939 as the seventh and last of Japan's imperial universities. Although modest in size compared to largest universities in Japan, Nagoya University has produced six of Japan's 14 Nobel laureates since entering the 21st century. Ryoji Noyori and Osamu Shimomura in chemistry and Toshihide Maskawa & Makoto Kobayashi and Isamu Akasaki & Hiroshi Amano in Physics who now advise on research advancement and flagship research projects. A progressive administration and clearly defined academic charter make Nagoya University an institute to watch in the future.

What's NEW?
NU Global Challenge

Nagoya University, with its free and vibrant academic culture, aims to cultivate talented people who can exercise strong leadership in a rapidly changing world with a global perspective. For further strengthening research and education, Nagoya University is actively promoting interactive human exchange both "from the world to Nagoya University" and "from Nagoya University to the world."


In September 2016, we released a brochure, NU Global Challenge ~Hand-in-Hand with Asia Vol1. Thailand~, produced with funding provided by Nagoya University Alumni Association.

>>For more infomation, please have a look: NU Global Challenge.

Japanese site is here(日本語サイトはこちら)


Development of a novel in vivo real-time analysis by combining knowledge and skills
  • Graduate School of Medicine
  • Institute for Advanced Research
  • Associate Prof. Kei Zaitsu
  • Assistant Prof. Yumi Hayashi
The combination of professionals and the best equipment enables us to challenge ...
A new simple and green synthetic method for the production of pharmaceuticals
  • Graduate School of Engineering
  • Associate Prof. Manabu Hatano
  • Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara
A simple and green synthetic method has been newly established. With its short r...
Discovery of a new memory mechanism―expecting infinite practical use
  • Graduate School of Science
  • Mr. Kyogo Kobayashi (a researcher)
  • Prof. Ikue Mori
“Nothing is ruined.” Challenging spirits of young researchers can open the way t...
"What makes you anxious about life after 65?" ―Advice to the worlds' aging population from Japan
  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Designated Associate Prof. Yoshihiko Kadoya
Japan—the country with the longest life expectancy in the world—plays an importa...
World's first success in observation of the internal structure of microfossils from 3.4 billion years ago: a clue to the bio-organisms that lived at that early time
  • Graduate School of Environmental Studies
  • Prof. Kenichiro Sugitani
  • Associate Prof. Koichi Mimura
“Why have humans evolved in the way that we have?” By revealing the origin of li...
A key to control the circadian rhythm lies in the molecules, revealed by interdisciplinary chemistry and biology research
  • WPI-ITbM
  • Graduate School of Science
  • Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences
  • Mr. Tsuyoshi Oshima (a graduate student)
  • Dr. Iori Yamanaka
  • Associate Prof. Junichiro Yamaguchi
  • Associate Prof. Taeko Nishiwaki-Ohkawa
  • Prof. Takashi Yoshimura
  • Prof. Kenichiro Itami
Taking advantage of the open and vibrant academic culture at Nagoya University, ...

Other Highlights


Noyori Academy Salon: Japan, to Contribute to Human Existence
  • presented by Institute for Advanced Research
Anticipated Collaboration by Countries in the 21st Century...
Noyori Academy Salon: Deficiency, the Power to Produce a Slew of Ideas
  • presented by Institute for Advanced Research
Innovation that Results from Overcoming Difficulties...
Noyori Academy Salon: Only-one and Number-one
  • presented by Institute for Advanced Research
Originality that Grows Out of Your Own Curiosity...
Announcement: NU implements a joint study to design nanoporous materials to carry small molecules
  • Graduate School of Engineering
  • Prof. Ryotaro Matsuda
Materials acting like sponge are in need to safely capture, store, and release e...
Special Interview with Prof. Toru Iijima, World Research Unit for Heavy Flavor Particle Physics (established in 2014)
  • Graduate School of Science
  • Prof. Toru Iijima
Physicists advance our appreciation of the Universe and its underlying particle ...
Noyori Academy Salon: Multiplication Can Create a New Value
  • presented by Institute for Advanced Research
How to Develop New Perspectives

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