Nagasaki University Information
The Nagasaki University, known as Chōdai in Japan, is a national university that has it’s main campus at Bunkyo-machi in Nagasaki City. It engulfs two other areas, namely, the Sakamoto Campus and the Katafuchi Campus. The Nagasaki University ranking is number 15 in Japan, and 508 to 568 in the world. Similarly rated colleges in Japan include Waseda University, Chiba University, Kanazawa University, and Okayama University.
Nagasaki University has its origin as a Medical Training Institute in November 12, 1857 established by the office outlet of Tokugawa Shogunate. It was one of the first westernized medical institutions in Japan with J. L. C. Pompe van Meerdervoort, a Dutch naval surgeon being it’s first professor.
The hospital was first established in 1861 in the post Meiji Restoration era; at the time the school was made into a public institution. In 1901, it became the Nagasaki Vocational School of Medicine and in 1923, it was renamed as the Nagasaki Medical College.
It was severely ruined by the A-bomb on the 9th of in 1945 as it was situated only about half a km from the bombs hypocenter. On that fateful day, 800 lives of students, faculty, and medical staff perished.
In September 1945, the school was transferred to Omura, it moved again in 1946 to Isahaya. In 1949, due to the amalgamation of several national colleges namely, Nagasaki Medical College (including College Hospital and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences), Nagasaki College of Economics, Nagasaki Normal School, Nagasaki Youth Normal School and Nagasaki High School, a new Nagasaki University was born.
Today, Nagasaki University has eight faculties spread in its three campuses. At Bunkyo grounds, six of the eight faculties are located, namely, Education, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, and Fisheries. The Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are housed in the Sakamoto Campus while the Faculty of Economics is accommodated at Katafuchi Campus.
Six graduate schools are currently available at Nagasaki University, these are devoted to the study of Economics; Education; International Health Development ; Science and Technology; and Biomedical subjects.
Nagasaki University also owns two active research institutions, namely the Atomic Bomb Disease Institute and the Institute of Tropical Medicine.
Included in its alumni roster are the following notable personalities in Japan:
Takashi Nagai – an Atomic bomb victim: a doctor with specialization in radiology; and
Osamu Shimomura – a marine biologist and organic chemist: a shared recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in for his notable contribution to the discovery of GFP (green fluorescent protein). The university’s current President is Hiroshi Saito.
The Nagasaki University ranking is number 52 in Asia in the University Review List. Similarly ranked colleges include KNU, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Osaka City University, and Kumamoto University.
Nagasaki University Address
The university has four campuses, here are the addresses:
BunKyo: 1-14 Bunkyo-machi Nagasaki-shi, 852-8521 Japan
Sakamoto 1: 1-12-4 Sakamoto Nagasaki-shi, 852-8523 Japan
Sakamoto 2: 1-7-1 Sakamoto Nagasaki-shi, a 852-8501, b 852-8588, c 852-8520 Japan
Katafuchi: 4-2-1 Katafuchi Nagasaki-shi, 850-8506 Japan
Nagasaki University Rankings and Quick Facts
In Japanese the university is referred to as 長崎大学 or Nagasaki Daigaku or simply as Chōdai.
|University world Ranking – Times 400 (UK)||
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
403 to 510
|University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)||
|Asia Rank (Jiaotong)||
65 to 100
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