Nara Institute of Science and Technology

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Nara Institute of Science and Technology
奈良先端科学技術大学院大学
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Established October, 1991
Type Public (National)
Endowment US$-- billion
(JP¥-- billion)
President Naotake Ogasawara
Admin. staff 374
Postgraduates 1,043
Location Ikoma (Kansai Science City), Nara, Japan
Campus Suburban,
139,967 m²
Mascot None
Website www.naist.jp

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (奈良先端科学技術大学院大学 Nara Sentan Kagaku Gijutsu Daigakuin Daigaku?), abbreviated as NAIST, is a Japanese national university located in Ikoma, Nara of Kansai Science City. It was founded in 1991 with a focus on research and consists solely of graduate schools in three integrated areas: Biological Sciences, Information Sciences, and Material Sciences. In 2010, NAIST ranked first overall among the 86 Japanese national universities by the Japanese government in its first-ever six-year assessment of national university standards and achievements.[1]

The university has a total of about 1,000 Master's and Doctoral students in its three graduate schools (2010),[2] among which 10% are international students (2010).[3] There are about 200 faculty members and 170 staff (2010).[4]

Chronology[edit]

  • 1991: Establishment of the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, including the Graduate School of Information Science and University Library
  • 1992: Establishment of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences
  • 1993: Establishment of the Research and Education Center for Genetic Information
  • 1994: Establishment of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
  • 1996: Establishment of the Graduate School of Materials Science
  • 1998: Establishment of the Research and Education Center for Materials Science
  • 2003: Establishment of the Venture Business laboratory

Organization[edit]

Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Biological Sciences [5]
    • Division of Plant Biology
    • Division of Biomedical Science
    • Division of Systems Biology
    • Plant Global Education Project
    • Global COE Program Special Research Group
  • Graduate School of Information Science [6]
    • Division of Computer Science
    • Division of Media Informatics
    • Division of Applied Informatics
  • Graduate School of Materials Science [7]

Centers & Facilities[edit]

  • Research and Education Center for Genetic Information
  • Research and Education Center for Materials Science
  • Information Initiative Center
  • Center for Frontier Science and Technology
  • Center for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration [8]
  • Center for International Relations [9]

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Coordinates: 34°43′56″N 135°43′57″E / 34.73222°N 135.73250°E / 34.73222; 135.73250