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Nagasaki University

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Nagasaki University is a national University of Japan. Its nickname is “Chodai” and its main campus is located in Bunkyo - Machi, Nagasaki city, Japan. The University was established in 1949. The current President of University is “Shigeru Katamine”. It was established by incorporating seven National Institutions namely - Nagasaki Medical College, Nagasaki College of Economics, Nagasaki Normal School, Nagasaki Youth Normal School, and Nagasaki High School. The new main campus was formerly a plant site of Mitsubishi Arms Factory (Ohashi Plant). The oldest of the predecessors was Nagasaki Medical College and it is a reputed institution in Japan. Another notable predecessor was Nagasaki College of Economics. The University consists of two main research Institutes - Institute of Tropical Medicine and Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University Graduate University of Biomedical Sciences. The University has three campuses - Bunkyo Campus, Sakamoto Campus, and Katafuchi Campus having faculties - Faculty of Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Fisheries, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Faculty of Economics.

Globally, the University ranked 521-530th according to QS World University Rankings, 140th in Asian University Rankings and 22nd in Japan. More so, Times Higher Education ranked the University 801-1000th according to World University Rankings 2019 and 43rd according to Japan University Rankings 2018.



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The Nagasaki University is located in Nagasaki city, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Nagasaki is the capital city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Nagasaki was a center of Colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the hidden Christian sites in the Nagasaki region have been recognized and includes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nagasaki is represented in the J. League of football with its local club. The Nagasaki city is twinned with – “Hiroshima, Japan”, “Dupnista, Bulgaria”, “Porto, Portugal”, “Middelburg, Netherlands” and many others. Port of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during World war II. The American atomic bombings during World War II made Hiroshima and Nagasaki the second, and to date, the last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.


Nagasaki University has a number of buildings and infrastructures on the campus including University Library, University Hospital, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute and other schools. The other main buildings which constitute University are - Keirin Hall, Faculty of Economics Warehouse, Komaneki Bashi, and Moto Archives Exhibition Room. “Keirin Hall” is among the oldest research Institute for Nagasaki Commercial High School. The Faculty of Economics Warehouse was started to construct from June 6, 1906, and was completed on February 28, 1907. There is a bridge called “Komaneki Bashi” which was constructed in the area of Nagasaki Commercial High School way back in the year 1903. There are more than 10,000 precious documents such as books, magazines, paintings and Calligraphic work by Dr. Chozo Moto. They are displayed in the Moto Archives Exhibition Room. More so, there is a Centaph which was erected in 1928 to commemorate the deceased alumni of the Faculty of Economics including alumni from the Nagasaki Commercial High School era.

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Nagasaki University provides International Houses or dormitories for International students and International researchers enrolled at Nagasaki University. The international houses are located in the Nishimachi (the Nishimachi main building, Nishimachi building A, Nishimachi building B)and Sakamoyo area of Nagasaki. The students can also use the private apartments for a living. Separate dormitories are available for boys and girls students.


The University has a faculty to student ratio of about 1:7. The total number of faculty staff is 1,352 from which 65 are International and 1287 are domestic. The total number of students of University is 9,091 from which 384 are International students. 17% of University students are UG students and 83% are PG students. The University has a student ratio of females to males of 37:63. The number of students per staff is about 6.9.

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The Nagasaki University prepared their students very well for getting jobs and placements. More so, the University conducts a number of programs related to the career path of the students which helps them in acquiring more knowledge about how to grow their career. The University has a career service that offers you to search for internships, have your CV checked, and get help with applying for jobs, setting up your business or personal advice in career planning.

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