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Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a Japanese national university* located in Kansai Science City, a border region between Nara, Osaka, and Kyoto. Founded in 1991, NAIST consists solely of graduate schools in three integrated areas: information science, biological sciences, and materials science. The university's objectives are to conduct cutting-edge research in frontier areas and to train students to become tomorrow's leaders in science and technology.

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History

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a Japanese national university* located in Kansai Science City, a border region between Nara, Osaka, and Kyoto. Founded in 1991, NAIST consists solely of graduate schools in three integrated areas: information science, biological sciences, and materials science.

Education

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), a national graduate university without undergraduate departments, promotes cutting-edge research, offers advanced education based on research accomplishments, trains human resources, and thereby contributes to the progress of science and technology and social development. To this end, NAIST defines its diploma policy as follows.

Research

Research Topics

  • Danger peptide receptor signaling in plants ensures basal immunity upon pathogen-induced depletion of BAK1
  • Crystal Structures of SecYEG in Lipidic Cubic Phase Elucidate a Precise Resting and a Peptide-Bound State
  • Plants find their own pollen via the neural-transmission-like signaling transduction system
  • The mechanism of the force generation for axon outgrowth
  • Novel protein transport mechanism for axon outgrowth

Career

  • Weathernews Inc.
  • Rakuten, Inc
  • AIGI Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Anatech Co.,Ltd.,
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific K.K
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
1037 -87
2018
950
2017
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Services

Student services

NAIST offers a range of support for international students' life at the university, including free Japanese classes, social events and excursions, and counseling services.

Housing services

NAIST's campus is located in a pleasant rural area within historic Nara Prefecture, with the nearest station only 40 minutes by train from the major cities of Osaka and Kyoto

The staff of the International Student Affairs Section are there to help international students in all aspects of their daily lives, from language and communications to physical and mental health issues as well as studies

Library services

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ICT services

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Medical services

The Health Care Center is primarily responsible for maintaining and promoting the physical and mental health of students. It offers annual health examinations, health consultations and medication for faculty/staff and students. Examination rooms, student lounges, and a rest area are also provided.

Student Life

Campus life

NAIST is active in the local community in order to raise awareness of scientific research among the general public. To achieve this, NAIST holds an Open Campus event during the Takayama Science Festival at Takayama Science Plaza, a facility next to NAIST built to encourage interaction between culture and technology. The university also holds open lectures for the general public and industry to promote a better understanding of its work. Many past open lectures can be accessed by members of the public via the Internet.

Student clubs

NAIST has a vibrant international community of researchers and students that is growing every year. The majority of overseas researchers come on exchange agreements from Asia, Europe, and North America, but some also come from Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. Nearly half (65 out of 137) stayed for long-term exchanges of more than a month in 2010.

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