About Nagoya University

Nagoya University's Phase Two Mid-Term Goals

 Introduction: Fundamental Objectives of the University (Academic Charter)


  In 2000, Nagoya University established the Nagoya University Academic Charter to confirm its role as a pivotal university built on fundamental academics and its historical and social mission as the philosophy of its scholarly activities. This charter is posted below, listing the fundamental objectives of the university.


  Nagoya University maintains a free and vibrant academic culture with the mission of contributing to the well-being and happiness of humankind through research and education in all aspects of human beings, society, and nature. In particular, it aspires to foster the harmonious development of human nature and science, and to conduct highly advanced research and education that overlooks the broad sweep of humanities, social and natural sciences. Towards this goal, Nagoya University endeavors to implement a variety of measures based on the fundamental objectives and policies outlined below, and to unremittingly carry out its responsibilities as a pivotal university.


 Fundamental Objectives: Research and Education

(1)    Nagoya University, through creative research activity, shall pursue the truth and produce results of scholastic distinction on the international stage.  

(2)    Nagoya University, through an education that values initiative, shall cultivate courageous intellectuals endowed with powers of rational thought and creativity.  

 Fundamental Objectives: Contribution to Society

(1)     Nagoya University, in spearheading scientific research, and through the cultivation of human resources capable of exercising leadership both in the domestic and international arenas, shall contribute to the welfare of humanity and the development of culture, as well as to global industry.

(2)     Nagoya University shall put to good use the special characteristics of the local community and, through multi-faceted research activities, contribute to the development of the region.

(3)     Nagoya University shall promote international academic co-operation and the education of foreign students, and contribute to international exchange, especially with Asian nations.

 Fundamental Policies: Research and Education System

(1)     Nagoya University shall study the various phenomena of the humanities, society and nature from an all-inclusive viewpoint, respond to contemporary issues, and adjust and enrich its education system to generate a new sense of values and body of knowledge founded on humanity.  

(2)     Nagoya University shall provide for an education system that rightly inherits and develops intellectual resources cultivated in the world's intellectual traditions, and promote educational activity that is both advanced and innovative.  

(3)     Nagoya University, through the active despatch of information and exchange of personnel, and interinstitutional co-operation in Japan and abroad, shall shape the international foundation of academic culture.  

 Fundamental Policies: University Administration

(1)     Nagoya University shall at all times support scientific enquiry based on the autonomy and initiative of its members, and guarantee freedom of academic research.

(2)     Nagoya University shall require its members to participate in the drafting and implementation of both ideals and objectives related to research and education, as well as administrative principles.  

(3)     Nagoya University, in addition to promoting autonomous assessment and evaluation from its members with regard to research, education and administrative activity, shall actively seek critical appraisal from external authorities, and aspire to be an accessible university.   


 ♦ Period of Mid-Term Goals and Education Research Organizations

   1 Period of mid-term goals

       April 2010-March 2016

   2 Education and research organizations

       To achieve these mid-term goals, establish the Schools listed in Appended Table 1 and the joint-use/joint-research locations and education-related joint-use locations listed in Appended Table 2.


 I. Goals for Improving the Quality of University Education and Research

 1 Education goals

 (1) Objectives regarding education and achievements

   M1: Provide high-quality general education, specialized undergraduate education and postgraduate education from a long-term perspective.


 (2) Structural objectives for implementing education

   M2: Continue to self-monitor the structures and methods for implementing education, and increase the quality of education.


 (3) Objectives for supporting students

   M3: Provide an enhanced environment that supports autonomous learning and life.


 2 Research goals

 (1) Objectives for research level, achievements, and structure for implementing research

   M4: Proceed with international-level research based on the Nagoya University Research Plan.


 3 Other goals

 (1) Objectives for linking with society and contributing to society

   M5: Contribute to society by linking with society, industries, government, other universities, etc.


 (2) Globalization objectives

   M6: Globalize research, education and administration.


 (3) Academic foundation objectives

   M7: Enhance the academic foundation that is the cornerstone for coordinating, conveying and creating knowledge.


 (4) University Hospital objectives

   M8: Provide safe, high quality medical care.

   M9: Contribute to society through clinical research.


 (5) Objectives for affiliated schools

   M10: Increase the quality of education at affiliated middle and high schools, and promote networking between these schools and the University.


 II. Goals for Improving and Increasing the Efficiency of Work

 1 Goals for improving organizational administration

   M11: Strengthen the functions of organizational administrative systems.


 2 Goals for streamlining and increasing the efficiency of administrative work, etc.

   M12: Try to streamline and increase the efficiency of administrative work.  


III. Goals for Improving Finances

 1 Goals for external funding, donations and other self-generated sources of revenue

   M13: Maintain a stable financial base.


 2 Goals for controlling expenses

   M14: Based on the Act for the Promotion of Administrative Reform for Realization of Small and Efficient Government (Act No. 47 of 2006), reduce the personnel cost in accordance with the cost reduction for national public officers for the five years after the 2006 academic year. In addition, based on the reforms for national public servants pursuant to the "2006 Basic Policy for Economic and Fiscal Management and Structural Reforms" (Cabinet Decision of July 7, 2006), continue the personnel cost reforms until academic year 2011. Also, work to control expenses.


 3 Goals for improving asset management

   M15: Manage assets efficiently.


 IV. Goals for Self-Assessment and Providing Relevant Information

  1 Goals for self-assessment

   M16: Conduct appropriate self-assessments and use evaluation results to improve the University.


 2 Goals for disclosing and disseminating information

   M17: Actively disseminate information about education and research activities and be accountable therefor.

V. Other Important Goals

 1 Goals for maintaining facilities and equipment

   M18: Based on the Outline of the Nagoya University Campus Master Plan, maintain the campus in an environmentally-friendly manner.


 2 Safety management goals

   M19: Work to create a safe campus.


 3 Legal compliance goals

   M20: Comply with laws and work to carry out duties appropriately.


 Appended Table 1 (Schools and Graduate Schools)


School of Letters


School of Education


School of Law


School of Economics


School of Informatics and Sciences


School of Science


School of Medicine


School of Engineering


School of Agricultural Sciences

Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Letters


Graduate School of Education and Human Development


Graduate School of Law


Graduate School of Economics


Graduate School of Science


Graduate School of Medicine


Graduate School of Engineering


Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences


Graduate School of International Development


Graduate School of Mathematics


Graduate School of Languages and Cultures


Graduate School of Environmental Studies


Graduate School of Information Science


Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences


 Appended Table 2 (Joint Use/Joint Research Locations and Education-related Joint-Use Locations)

Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory

Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center

Information Technology Center

FD/SD education improvement locations (Center for the Studies of Higher Education, Nagoya University)