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.
In recognition of the unique role of seats of learning and their historical and social missions, this document establishes the guiding principles for scholarship at Nagoya University. Nagoya University maintains a culture of free and open-minded academic endeavor and aspires to contribute to the prosperity and happiness of all people through research and education in those fields studying human beings, society, and the natural world.
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.
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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, provide services as centers for academic information with the objective of supporting education and research activities.
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 1)Exercise physiology, 2)Physical activity and fitness, 3)Sport management, 4)Sport pedagogy, 5)Sport psychology, and 6)Sport biomechanics. The research fields of the Division of Health Science include 1)Nutritional physiology, 2)Glucose metabolism in diabetes and obesity, and 3)Psychopathology and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
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My advice is to make as much local friends as possible. Japanese people are usually shy and, although they love to meet foreigners and they are quite curious about different countries, they would not make the first step. If I could do it over, I would spend more time with local students. The courses were interesting, also because teachers wanted students to interact...
The obvious answer is :"I would avoid the other international and French students". But to be honest, being in that "exchange year bubble" for a year was amazing, so I would not do anything differently. Even for the cultural misteps: it leads to awkward situations sometimes, but it would have been so boring if I knew everything before even going!
I have been undertaking an international undergraduate program for 3 years at Nagoya University. Studying in Japan is definitely one of the best experience I've had so far. Especially with the commencement of this international program, not only do I get to improve my English skill, but I also get the chance to master Japanese language. Most Japanese universities are...