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About Nagoya University

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 6 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.

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Toyota hall, the symbol of Nagoya Univerisity, was established by contribution of Toyota Motor Corporation.


>Nobel Laureates

Nagoya University has produced 6 of Japan's 14 Nobel laureates since entering the 21st century.


>Introduction to Nagoya

Nagoya castle was built by the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612, and it symbolizes Nagoya's pride and power.

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.

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