Message from the Dean
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 leading international centers for advanced research and education in natural and mathematical sciences. This recognition stems from both the large number of distinguished research achievements and talented individuals in science and technology that the schools have nurtured. We are especially proud of our four Nobel laureates, Prof. Noyori, Prof. Kobayashi, Prof. Maskawa, and Prof. Shimomura. The School of Science/Graduate School of Science contribute to Nagoya University’s Institute for Advanced Studies (NAIAS), which oversees the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), the Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), and the Institute for Advanced Research. In order to cover a broad range of research and educational subjects in modern sciences, we also closely cooperate with various research centers and organizations within Nagoya University, such as ITbM, KMI, the Graduate School of Mathematics, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), the Research Center for Materials Science, and the Institute for Glyco-core Research.
The School of Science consists of five departments: the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Science, and Earth and Planetary Sciences. The school accepts around 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. In 2022, the Graduate School of Science has been reorganized and the former three divisions (Particle and Astrophysical Science, Material Science, Biological Science) are now combined in one unified division, the Division of Natural Science. Through 14 cutting-edge research courses and a flexible multi-instruction system, an environment that fosters interdisciplinary research has been created. In addition to the programs in the Division of Natural Science, the International Collaborative Program in Science between the University of Edinburgh and Nagoya University 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 around 188 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 staff. We are also proud of the free and vibrant academic culture of Nagoya University, which enables free and open discussion among the students and faculty members, 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 mission to reveal the laws of nature that govern our world.