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Nagoya University
The Toyoda Auditorium of Nagoya University, designed by Fumihiko Maki

Nagoya University (, Nagoya daigaku), abbreviated to Meidai (),[1] is a Japanese national university located in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya. It was the last Imperial University in Japan, one of the Designated National University and selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. It is the 3rd highest ranked higher education institution in Japan (72nd worldwide).[2]

As of 2014, six Nobel Prize winners have been associated with Nagoya University, the third most in Japan behind Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.[3][4]

History

Nagoya University campus in Higashiyama. The university has produced six Nobel Prize laureates in science.

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.

In March 2012 the university played host to the International Symposium on Innovative Nanobiodevices.[5]

Student population

While the majority of its students come from T?kai region, Nagoya University has a good portion of students from all over Japan.

The school also has many students from abroad. Currently there are over 1300 international 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, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan are represented by more than 30 students. Among non-Asian countries, the United States and Brazil sent 16 students each.

Faculties and graduate schools

Faculties

Nagoya University
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Letters
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Information Culture

Graduate schools

Nagoya University Hospital
  • Education
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences and Agriculture
  • Medicine
  • International Language Culture
  • International Development (GSID)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Information Science

The University's Research Center for Seismology, Volcanology and Disaster mitigation is represented on the national Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction.[6]

Academic rankings

University rankings
Toyo Keizai National[7]General 21
Kawaijuku National[8]General 8
T. Reuters National[9]Research 5
WE National[10]Employment 38
NBP Hokuriku/Tokai[11]Reputation 1
Shimano National[12]Selectivity SA
QS Asia
(Asian Ranking version)[13]
General 14
ARWU Asia[14]Research 7
QS World[15]General 80
ARWU World[14]Research 84
Program rankings
Social Sciences & Humanities

LAW

Asahi National[16]Research 4
BE Success National[17]Qualification 12
BE Pass rate National[18]Qualification 10

ECONOMICS

RePec National[19]Research 13
Natural Sciences & Technology

Engineering

Kawaijuku National[20]General 6~7
QS World[21]General 96

PHYSICS

T.Reuters National[22]Research 6
T.Reuters World[22]Research 61

CHEMISTRY

T.Reuters National[22]Research 7
T.Reuters World[22]Research 43

BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

T.Reuters National[22]Research 5
T.Reuters World[22]Research 97
* T. Reuters World rankings include non-educational institutions


Nagoya University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. This can be seen in several rankings such as the ones shown below.

General rankings

The university has been ranked 15th in 2009 and 21st in 2010 in the ranking "Truly Strong Universities" by Toyo Keizai.[7] In another ranking, Japanese prep school Kawaijuku ranked Nagoya as the 8th best university in Japan.[8]

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2009 ranks Nagoya University as fourth in Japan.[23] 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.[24] The 2010 QS Asian University Rankings rated Nagoya number ten in Asia and number five in Japan,[25] while the QS World University Rankings[26] for 2011 ranked Nagoya 80th in the world.

Research performance

Nagoya is one of the top research institutions in Japan. According to Thomson Reuters, Nagoya is the 5th best research university in Japan.[9] 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).[27]

Weekly Diamond reported that Nagoya has the 6th highest research standard in Japan in research funding per researchers in COE Program.[28] 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.[29]

Furthermore, Nagoya had the 8th highest number of patents accepted (108) in 2009 among Japanese universities.[30]

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.[16]RePEc in January 2011 ranked Nagoya's Economic department as Japan's 13th best economic research university.[31]

Graduate school rankings

Nagoya Law School is considered one of the top law schools in Japan, as it was ranked 10th in the pass rate of the Japanese Bar Examination in 2010.[32]

Alumni rankings

According to the Weekly Economist's 2010 rankings, graduates from Nagoya have the 38th best employment rate in 400 major companies in Japan.[33]

Popularity and selectivity

Nagoya is one of the most selective universities in Japan. Its entrance difficulty is usually considered one of the highest in Japan.[34][35]

Notable alumni and affiliates

Full list can be found in the Japanese popflock.com resource article: List of Nagoya University people (in Japanese)

Physics and Materials

Chemistry and Biology

Mathematic

More notable alumni

References

  1. ^ Tokyo's Meiji University's is pronounced identically
  2. ^ Academic Ranking of World Universities (2015).
  3. ^ http://en.nagoya-u.ac.jp/people/nobel/index.html
  4. ^ https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2014/press.html
  5. ^ ISIN 2012 Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. Square.umin.ac.jp. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  6. ^ Organizations with ties to CCEP CCEP, accessed 2011-03-19
  7. ^ a b "Truly Strong Universities" (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai. 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Kawai 30 Top Japanese Universities". Kawaijuku. 2001. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Thomson Reuters 20 Top research institutions in Japan". Thomson Reuters. 2011. Retrieved 2011. (this raking includes 5 non-educational institutions)
  10. ^ "Employment rate in 400 major companies rankings" (in Japanese). Weekly Economist. 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "GBUDU University Rankings" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2009. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ "QS Asian University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Academic Ranking of World Universities". Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2018. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ a b Asahi Shimbun University rankings 2010 "Publification rankings in Law (Page 4)" (PDF) (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  17. ^ "Bar Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  18. ^ "Bar Exam Pass rate rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  19. ^ "Top 25% Institutions and Economists in Japan, as of January 2011". REPEC. 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  20. ^ "Kawaijuku japanese universities rankings in Engineering field" (in Japanese). Kawaijuku. 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  21. ^ "QS topuniversities world rankings in Engineering field". Topuniversities. 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  22. ^ a b c d e f "Thomson Reuters 10 Top research institutions by subject in Japan" (in Japanese). Thomson Reuters. 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  23. ^ [1] Archived February 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ [2] Archived November 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ University Rankings Archived 2010-05-16 at the Wayback Machine. Top Universities. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  26. ^ QS World University Rankings - 2011 Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. Top Universities (2012-12-19). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  27. ^ "Thomson Reuters 20 Top research institutions in Japan" (in Japanese). Thomson Reuters. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. (this raking includes non-educational institutions)
  28. ^ "" ? 2010/2/27 http://web.sapmed.ac.jp/kikaku/infomation/0227daiyamondokiji.pdf
  29. ^ ?(04.2.22) Archived 2015-05-07 at the Wayback Machine. Homepage3.nifty.com. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  30. ^ (in Japanese)2009 Archived 2011-05-23 at the Wayback Machine, Japanese patent office, accessed May 3rd 2011
  31. ^ Within Country and State Rankings at IDEAS: Japan. Ideas.repec.org. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  32. ^ 2010?(22?)? -seek. Laws.shikakuseek.com. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  33. ^ "Employment rate in 400 major companies rankings" (in Japanese). Weekly Economist. 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  34. ^ e.g. Yoyogi seminar published Hensachi (the indication showing the entrance difficulties by prep schools) rankings "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-22. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  35. ^ Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks its entrance difficulty as SA (most selective/out of 11 scales) in Japan. 2012 (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011.

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