Nagoya University has a 144-year history, dating from when the Temporary Medical School/Public Hospital -- the forerunner of today's Nagoya University -- was established in 1871. The University became the last Imperial University of Japan in 1939, and the educational reforms in 1949 led to the beginning of Nagoya University under the new education system.
Based on a tradition of open-mindedness that transcends existing boundaries, NU’ s academic culture encourages (1) the development of actual products via the application of technologies, (2) the design of practical systems and novel structures, and (3) the nurturing of young minds and original talents that will go on to establish new academic disciplines and global industries. Our overarching aim is to cultivate future leaders who are endowed with true courage and intellect.
In order to pursue ethical research activities, Nagoya University set up the Responsible Person for Ethical Research and the Ethical Research Committee. Also, it laid down the measures to be taken when research misconduct occurs.Research misconduct means intentional figment, tampering, and fraudulent use in application, implementation, reporting, or examination of a research. Any person who suspects research dishonesty in Nagoya University may make the allegation regardless of whether the person is internal or external to the University.
At the Career Services Office, students can freely browse career-related materials and publications and use computers connected to the Internet.
Nagoya University has established the Center for Student Counseling to strengthen its counseling system for Japanese and international students, by providing general consultation as well as mental health and career counseling, and to ensure that students have a rewarding university life.
There are six Nagoya University residences available to international research fellows: International Residence Higashiyama, Researchers Village HIGASHIYAMA, Noyori Conference Hall, Idaka-cho Residence, Researchers Village DAIKO, and Researchers Village YAKUMO.
The University Libraries, consisting of the Central Library, Medical Library, and libraries in each school/graduate school.
In recent years, to keep up with globalization and the evolution of information, the University Libraries have started providing a variety of academic information in digital formats, including e-books, databases and electronic journals.
The Research Center of Health, Physical Fitness and Sports was established in 1975 by merging the Department of Health and Physical Education of the College of General Education with the Health Administration Center. The missions of this center are to conduct scientific research on sports and health, to provide health care and education of students and staff.
The center also provides various kinds of recreational sports programs for students and staff.
The research fields of the Division of Physical Fitness and Sports include: