Nagoya University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Japan University Rankings 2023
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 464-8601, Japan

About Nagoya University

Nagoya University, also known as “Meidai”, has a history that can be traced back to 1871, when the Japanese city’s medical school and public hospital - only temporary at the time - opened.

It was in 1939 that the institution became known as Nagoya Imperial University (the last of the country’s Imperial universities), before taking its current name in 1947.

The university has nine faculties and 13 graduate schools, and has a particularly strong reputation for research in the sciences. There are also three research institutes and 18 research centres based at Nagoya University.

The university hosts an annual festival, the Nagoya University Festival (or Meidai-Sai), each June. It is the biggest university festival in the region, pulling in more than 50,000 visitors each year. There are about 100 events at the festival, organised by the university’s clubs and societies. It also includes tours of the laboratories and mock lectures.

Remarkably, six of the 13 Japanese Nobel Prize-winners of the 21st century spent time as members of faculty at Nagoya University. In addition, Shigefumi Mori, a Fields Medalist in 1990, spent the majority of his career at Nagoya.

Alumni of Nagoya University include Uichiro Niwa, the Japanese ambassador to China, and Shoichiro Toyoda, a former CEO of the Toyota motor company.

Nagoya is Japan’s fourth largest city by population, after Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka. Toyota was founded and is still headquartered near the city, while Nagoya City Science Museum is home to the largest planetarium in the world.

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Key statistics

  • 13.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 30 : 70
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 32%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 15,224
    Number of FTE Students
  • ¥4,777
    Finance per Student (¥000s)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2023 Japan University Rankings

Subjects taught at Nagoya University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Archaeology
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Life sciences

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Education

    • Education
  • Law

    • Law
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science