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Nagoya University
the Emblem of Nagoya University
Motto None
Established Founded 1871,
Chartered 1920
Type Public (National)
President Michinari Hamaguchi
Faculty 1,793
Undergraduates 9,818
Postgraduates 5,993
Location Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Campus Urban,
3.2 km²
Colors Green     
Mascot None

Nagoya University (名古屋大学 Nagoya daigaku ?), abbreviated to Meidai (名大 ?)[1]}}, is a Japanese national university headquartered in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, and is considered as one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.

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. In 2004 it became a 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.

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

It also receives many students from abroad. The majority of them are from the USA, China, Korea, and Indonesia. Currently there are over 1000 foreign students studying in the various faculties of Nagoya University.

Dr. Ryoji Noyori, one of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners spent most of his academic career researching and teaching at the university.

Reiji Okazaki (岡崎令治) , discoverer of the Okazaki fragments, graduated from Nagoya and was a professor at the university .

Yoshinori Kidani, discoverer of the cancer drug oxaliplatin


Faculties and Graduate Schools



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

Graduate Schools

Nagoya University Hospital
  • Educational Glowing
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Science
  • Pluralistic Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences and Agriculture
  • Medicine
  • International Language Culture
  • International Development (GSID)
  • Environment
  • Information Science

Notable alumni and faculty members


  1. ^ Tokyo's Meiji University's 明大 is pronounced identically

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