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Message from the Dean

Kunio Awaga

Nagoya University strives to be a world-leading research university and we, at the School of Science/Graduate School of Science, are one of its major schools. Our schools are widely recognized as an international center for advanced research and education in natural and mathematical sciences due, in part, to the many distinguished research achievements and talented persons in science and technology that the schools have nurtured, including the four Nobel laureates, Profs. Noyori, Kobayashi, Maskawa and Shimomura, of whom we are particularly proud. In order to cover a broad range of research and educational subjects in modern sciences, the School of Science/Graduate School of Science closely cooperate with various research centers and organizations within Nagoya University, such as the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Graduate School of Mathematics, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, and the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE).

The School of Science consists of five departments: the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Science, and, Earth and Planetary Sciences. The school accepts 270 freshmen each year. Based on the philosophy of late specialization, the students receive liberal arts education in the first year. Then, from the second year onwards, the students learn the fundamental knowledge and skills of each discipline in one of the five departments. The Graduate School of Science, on the other hand, is comprised of four divisions: the Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Material Science (Physics and Chemistry Courses), Biological Science, and the International Collaborative Program in Science between the University of Edinburgh and Nagoya University. In the last division, which was launched in 2016, the students are able to obtain a joint PhD that is conferred jointly by the two universities. In total, we enroll 171 master and 72 doctoral students each year into the Graduate School of Science. Both the School of Science and the Graduate School of Science actively contribute to the G30 program of Nagoya University and offer a global education to international students.

We at the School of Science/Graduate School of Science are confident in our excellent students, as well as our advanced research/educational facilities and remarkable administrative/support staffs. We are also proud of the free and vibrant academic culture of Nagoya University, which enables free and open discussion among the students and faculties, and which leads to cutting-edge research achievements. Our alumni, who have engaged in such research and educational activities, play active roles in a variety of fields in our society as scientific researchers, educators and industrialists, to name but a few.

We warmly invite you to study in the free and vibrant culture of the School of Science/Graduate School of Science at Nagoya University, and hope you will join us in our challenge to reveal the laws of nature that govern our world.

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