|Motto||勇気ある知識人 (courageous intellectual)|
|Location||Nagoya, Aichi, Japan|
- 1 History
- 2 Student population
- 3 Notable alumni and affiliates
- 4 Faculties and Graduate Schools
- 5 Academic Rankings
- 6 Notable alumni and faculty members
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Nagoya University traces its roots back to 1871 when it was a temporary medical school. In 1939 it became Nagoya Imperial University. In 1947 it was renamed Nagoya University, and became a Japanese national university. In 2004 it became a Japanese national university corporation.
The ideal written in the Nagoya University academic charter is to encourage the intelligentsia with courage by providing an education which respects independent thought.
While the majority of its students come from Tōkai region, Nagoya University has a good portion of students from all over Japan.
It also receives many students from abroad. Currently there are over 1300 foreign students (150 undergraduate) from 78 countries studying in the faculties of Nagoya University. The majority of them are from China (47%, as of May 1, 2009) and Korea (9.5%). Among other countries, Taiwan, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Uzbekistan are represented by more than 30 students. The United States and Brazil with 16 students each are the most represented non-Asian countries.
Notable alumni and affiliates
- include four Nobel Prize winners.
- Dr. Ryōji Noyori, one of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners spent most of his academic career researching and teaching at the university.
- Reiji Okazaki (岡崎令治), discoverer of the Okazaki fragments, graduated from Nagoya and was a professor at the university.
- Yoshinori Kidani, discoverer of the cancer drug oxaliplatin.
Faculties and Graduate Schools
- Information Culture
- Educational Growing
- Arts and Sciences
- Life Sciences and Agriculture
- International Language Culture
- International Development (GSID)
- Environmental Studies
- Information Science
|Toyo Keizai National||General||21|
|T. Reuters National||Research||5|
(Asian Ranking version)
|Social Sciences & Humanities|
|BE Success National||Qualification||12|
|BE Pass rate National||Qualification||10|
|Natural Sciences & Technology|
BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY
|* T. Reuters World rankings include non-educational institutions|
Nagoya University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. This can be seen in the several rankings such as shown below.
The university has been ranked 15th in 2009 and 21st in 2010 in the ranking "Truly Strong Universities" by Toyo Keizai. In another ranking, Japanese prep school Kawaijuku ranked Nagoya as the 8th best university in Japan.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2009 ranks Nagoya University as fourth in Japan. The 2009 THE-QS World University Rankings (From 2010 two separate rankings will be produced by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings) ranks Nagoya University as fifth in Japan. The 2010 QS Asian University Rankings rated Nagoya number ten in Asia and number five in Japan, while the QS World University Rankings for 2011 ranked Nagoya 80th in the world.
Nagoya is one of the top research institutions in Japan. According to Thomson Reuters, Nagoya is the 5th best research university in Japan. Its research standard is especially high in Physics (6th in Japan, 61st in the world), Chemistry (7th in Japan, 43rd in the world), and Biology & Biochemistry (5th in Japan, 97th in the world).
Weekly Diamond reported that Nagoya has the 6th highest research standard in Japan in research funding per researchers in COE Program. In the same article, it's also ranked 6th in terms of the quality of education by GP funds per student.
In addition, Nikkei Shimbun on 16 February 2004 surveyed the research standards in Engineering studies based on Thomson Reuters, Grants in Aid for Scientific Research and questionnaires to heads of 93 leading Japanese research centers, and Nagoya was placed 9th (research planning ability 5th//informative ability of research outcome 9th/ability of business-academia collaboration 6th) in this ranking.
Furthermore, Nagoya had the 8th highest number of patents accepted (108) in 2009 among Japanese universities.
It has a high research standard in Social Science & Humanities. Asahi Shimbun summarized the amount of academic papers in Japanese major legal journals by university, and Nagoya University was ranked 4th during 2005-2009. RePEc in January 2011 ranked Nagoya's Economic department as Japan's 13th best economic research university.
Graduate school rankings
Popularity and Selectivity
Notable alumni and faculty members
- Reiji Okazaki and Tsuneko Okazaki - Pioneering molecular biologists
- Ryōji Noyori - Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001
- Makoto Kobayashi - Nobel Prize in Physics 2008
- Toshihide Maskawa - Nobel Prize in Physics 2008
- Osamu Shimomura - Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008
- Nobuo Kato (加藤 延夫) - Bacteriologist, former President of Nagoya University (1992–1998)
- Minoru Matsuo (松尾 稔) - Engineering scientist, former President of Nagoya University (1998–2004)
- Shinichi Hirano (平野 眞一) - Engineering scientist, director of National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, former President of Nagoya University (2004–2009)
- Tang Jun, President and CEO of Xin Hua Du Industrial Group Co.
- Uichiro Niwa (丹羽 宇一郎) - Japanese Ambassador to China, former Chairman and President of Itochu, former CEO of Japan Post Holdings
- Hiromu Okabe(岡部 弘) - former President and CEO of Denso
- Kunihiko Okada (岡田 邦彦) - former Chairman of J. Front Retailing
- Sadayuki Sakakibara (榊原 定征) - President and CEO of Toray Industries, Chairman of Japan Chemical Fibers Association
- Masaharu Shibata (柴田 昌治) - Chairman and CEO of NGK Insulators Ltd.
- Reiji Suzuki (鈴木 礼治) - politician, former governor of Aichi Prefecture (1983–1999)
- Shoichiro Toyoda - Ex-CEO of Toyota Motor
Full list can be found in the Japanese Wikipedia article: List of Nagoya University people (in Japanese)
- Tokyo's Meiji University's 明大 is pronounced identically
- Organizations with ties to CCEP CCEP, accessed 2011-03-19
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- "QS Asian University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
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- e.g. Yoyogi seminar published Hensachi (the indication showing the entrance difficulties by prep schools) rankings http://www.yozemi.ac.jp/rank/gakubu/index.html
- Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks its entrance difficulty as SA (most selective/out of 11 scales) in Japan. "危ない大学・消える大学 2012年版" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nagoya University.|
- The Nagoya University English website
- Nagoya Repository - collection of scholarly papers and dissertations by the faculty and students of Nagoya University.