About Nagoya University

Nagoya University (NU) was first founded in 1871 as a temporary hospital and medical school. After undergoing several transitions, NU was established as an imperial university in 1939, and it has grown to be one of the world's top research universities. Throughout its history, NU has maintained a free and vibrant academic culture. Conducting research and education on all aspects of human beings, society, and nature, the University pursues its goal of contributing to the well-being and happiness of humankind. As an educational institution, NU aims to cultivate leaders with genuine courage and intellect.

We call such leaders “Yûki-aru Chishiki-jin”: social contributors endowed with the powers of rational thought and creative imagination who have the ability to open up a new age. The large and lush green campus of the University, only a short subway ride from the lively city center of Nagoya, provides a comfortable setting for students to focus on fulfilling ambitious goals and satisfying their thirst for knowledge. Today, Nagoya University is taking new steps to become a globalized university where students are able to acquire comprehensive knowledge, develop personal ethics, and aspire to international careers.

The latest University Profile (2021 edition) is now available on this website:

The latest University Factbook (2019 edition) is now available on this website: