Nagoya University

Nagoya University (名古屋大学) is located in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. It is among the seven largest universities in the country. It has over 15,000 students who major in fields that include Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Law, Mathematics, and Science.

Nagoya University can trace its origins to 1871. It was just a temporarily established medical school. It gained its current name in 1939. Many students come from the Tokai region, but the college does have some students from many different areas of the country. It also currently hosts more than 1300 foreign students.

In 1939, the Nagoya Higher Medical School was merged with the Nagoya Technical Institute to form Nagoya Imperial University (名古屋帝国大学), the last Imperial University of the Japanese Empire. Nagoya Imperial University had five schools: Medicine, Engineering, Science, Letters, and Economics.

After World War II, Nagoya Imperial University was renamed Nagoya University (名古屋大学) in 1947 and became a Japanese national university. In the postwar years, Nagoya University expanded rapidly, establishing new schools and departments.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Nagoya University became a leading center for research in science and engineering. In the 1970s and 1980s, Nagoya University continued to expand its research programs and establish new schools and departments. The university also began to focus on internationalization, and established a number of English-taught programs.

Nagoya University today is a world-class research university with a strong reputation for academic excellence. It is known for its strong programs in science, engineering, medicine, and social sciences. Nagoya University has also produced a number of notable alumni, including six Nobel laureates.

Based on the QS World University Rankings of 2024, Nagoya University is positioned as the #176 top university in the world, which makes it the #7 top university in Japan. The university's global rank decreased by 64 points from last year.

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2024 Ranking #7
University Name Nagoya University
Name in Local Language 名古屋大学
Year Established 1871
Colors Green


The university is located in Nagoya, Aichi. Find the address and map of the university below.

Address Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan


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Phone +81 (52) 789 2044
Fax +81 (52) 789 2045
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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