Nagaoka University of Technology

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Coordinates: 37°25′30.94″N 138°46′41.44″E / 37.4252611°N 138.7781778°E / 37.4252611; 138.7781778

Nagaoka University of Technology
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Motto Vitality, Originality and Services
Type Public (National)
Established 1976
President Niihara Koichi
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 1286
Postgraduates 1075
Location Nagaoka, Niigata prefecture, Japan
Campus Urban
Mascot None
Nagaoka University of Technology

Nagaoka University of Technology (長岡技術科学大学 Nagaoka Gijutsu Kagaku Daigaku?), abbreviated as Nagaoka Gidai, is a national technology university founded in 1976 in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan. One of the only two Universities of Technology, a form of universities in Japan, the other being Toyohashi University of Technology in Aichi. Many students from colleges of technology, a 5-year college called "kosen" in Japan have enrolled. The university requires 4th year students to spend up to five months on-the-job experience (internship) in private enterprises, government agencies, and elsewhere. Having a high employment rate in the national universities in Japan.



  • School of Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering
    • Materials Science and Technology
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Systems Engineering
    • Bioengineering
    • Management and Information Systems Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering[edit]

  • Master's Program
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering
    • Material Science & Technology
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental System Engineering
    • Bio-engineering
    • Management and Information Systems Engineering
  • Doctoral Program
    • Information Science and Control Engineering
    • Materials Science
    • Energy and Environment Science
    • Integrated Bio-science and Technology

Graduate School of Management of Technology[edit]

  • Professional Degree Course
    • System Safety

Research and Faculty Programs[edit]

  • The 21st Century Center Of Excellence Program (MEXT)
    • Creation of Hybridized Materials with Super-Functions and Formation of International Research & Education Center (2002–2006)
    • Global Renaissance by Green Energy Revolution (2003–2007)
  • Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (MEXT)
    • Development of cyclical education that incorporates Geen Technology practices
  • Program for Promoting High-Quality University Education (MEXT)
    • Practical Meister system of technological education
    • Restructuring of Fundamental Engineering Education based on Universal Design Concept


  • 1976 Nagaoka University of Technology opened
  • 1978 Matriculation ceremony of the first undergraduate class held
  • 1980 Graduate School (Master's program) established
  • 1986 Graduate School of Engineering (Doctoral program) established
  • 2000 Course reorganized
  • 2006 Graduate School of Management Technology(Professional Degree Course) established


  1. Kawakami Masamitsu
  2. Saito Shinroku
  3. Kanno Masayoshi
  4. Uchida Yasuzo
  5. Hattori Ken
  6. Kojima Yo
  7. Niihara Koichi


Located in the suburb area of Nagaoka City in Niigata Prefucture, nearby the Echigo Hillside Park (national government park).

  • By taxi about 20 minutes, By bus about 30min from Nagaoka station (about 90 minutes from Tokyo Station by joetsu-shinkansen, Japanese bullet train)
  • By car about 5 minutes from the Nagaoka Interchange on the Kan-etsu Expressway.

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