Nagoya University


Nagoya University Launches Japan's First Joint Degree Program

In 2014, Nagoya University was designated as a participant in the "Top Global University Project" by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and began receiving government support towards their continued efforts in the internationalization of their campus.

As part of those efforts, Nagoya University's Graduate School of Medicine commenced a Joint Degree Program with the University of Adelaide Faculty of Health and Sciences in Australia in October 2015. Joint Degrees became legally possible with the partial revision of the "Standards for Establishment of Universities" in November of 2014, and Nagoya University was the first university in Japan to successfully apply to and receive assessment from MEXT and implement a Joint Degree Program. Its Graduate School of Science is also currently working with the University of Edinburgh towards establishing a Joint Degree Program to be launched by October 2016. Nagoya University aims to establish 10 to 20 International Joint Education Programs with prominent universities throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia by the year 2020, and is currently working to expand the number of partnerships towards an International Joint Education Program among prominent overseas universities with whom it has a history of exchange.

One of the strongest contributing factors towards the establishment of the Joint Degree Program was the fact that, since first implementing the "Global 30 Program" (6 Undergraduate and 8 Graduate Programs) in which all classes are conducted in English in 2011, a total of over 1,200 classes are being conducted in English campus-wide. There are over 2,000 international students currently studying at Nagoya University, and efforts are continuously being made to increase the number of international programs and classes conducted in English.

Nagoya University is strongly dedicated to creating a campus which attracts students from across the globe including even the best of minds, and continues to strive to become a world-leading university.

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1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Nagoya University published between 1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

361 118.32 104.29

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Life Sciences 59 21.52 21.52
Chemistry 84 48.80 48.80
Physical Sciences 219 45.36 31.33
Earth & Environmental Sciences 11 5.78 5.78

1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 43.33% Domestic
  • 56.67% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (172 total)

  • Nagoya University, Japan
  • Domestic institution
  1. The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan (24.80)
  2. Kyoto University, Japan (19.44)
  3. RIKEN, Japan (9.38)
  4. Kyushu University, Japan (9.07)
  5. Osaka University, Japan (6.84)
  6. Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan (6.70)
  7. National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan (4.64)
  8. Waseda University, Japan (4.20)
  9. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan (3.54)
  10. Tohoku University, Japan (3.37)

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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