Niigata University Ranking and Address

Niigata University Information

The state-run Niigata University is one of the largest Japanese national universities in the region known as the Sea of Japan. It is composed of nine faculties: Science, Humanities, Law, Education and Human Sciences, Economics, Dentistry, Medicine (divided into the School of Health Sciences and the School of Medicine), Agriculture and Engineering. The Niigata University ranking is in the 19 to 23 range in Japan, and 508 to 568 in the world. Similarly rated colleges in Japan include Yamaguchi University, Nihon University, NAIST, and University of Tokushima.

Niigata University also has seven graduate schools: Medical and Dental Sciences, Humanities, Modern Society and Culture, Education, Law, Economics, and Science and Technology. All Faculties and Graduate schools are bilingual except the Faculties of Medicine and Humanities and the Graduate School of Humanities, which are Japanese only.

Before World War II, the local government of the Niigata Prefecture planned to establish a school which would become the centre of higher education in the region. As the war escalated, the plan was temporarily put to a halt. Many factions of the Niigata community, however, saw a need for advanced training in the Sea of Japan, so the demand for the establishment of a national university in the region rose. After the war, the need became more evident and a plan to set up an integrated university was put together by different groups and organisations in the prefecture. In 1949, seven schools including the Niigata Medical College, the Nagaoka Industrial College, the Niigata High School, teacher-training schools, and prefecture’s forestry and agricultural school were integrated to form the “Niigata University”. During its inauguration, the University had six faculties. The departments of Dentistry and Medicine were established in 1965 and 1968, respectively. Several improvements and changes were made to the University as the years passed. In 2004, Niigata University became a corporation.

Niigata University’s symbol is known as “Rikka” and represents the school’s origin as a medical school. The University has no formal Manauta and no official songs although students have created various tunes. Niigata University is known as a leading venue for researches on pregnancy, the brain, mercury poisoning, snowfall disaster, and fluorine washout hole.

Niigata University has international exchange agreements with several countries. They have maintained the number of their international students at around 300. They are, however, trying to double this number due to a national policy framework, which compels Japan to increase the number of inbound international students to 300,000 yearly. The University says that their focus is more on quality rather than quantity.

Niigata University Address

Niigata University is located at 8050 Ikarashi 2-no-cho, Nishi-ku, Niigata ZIP 950-2181, Japan.

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Niigata University Rankings and Quick Facts

The university is called 新潟大学 in Japanese.

Niigata University rankings
University world Ranking – Times 200 (UK)
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
305 to 402
University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)
Asia Rank (Jiaotong)
43 to 64
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