Nagoya University, a public university, is one of the best universities in Japan and with a high ranking among Asian universities. Nagoya University attracts a good number of foreign students, the majority of them from the Asia region.
From roots as a Meiji-era medical college, Nagoya Imperial University was founded in 1937 becoming Nagoya University after World War II.
Nagoya University's main campus is in Chikusa-ku between Yagoto and Motoyama. The free Nagoya University Museum (NUM) is located here and dedicated to the work of Nagoya University's Nobel Prize winners as well as featuring exhibitions on science and nature.
Nagoya University has produced four Nobel Prize winners so far: Ryoji Noyori (Chemistry 2001), Osamu Shimomura (Chemistry 2008), Toshihide Maskawa (Physics 2008) and Makoto Kobayashi (Physics 2008).
The main Higashiyama campus has its own stop Nagoya Daigaku on the circular Meijo Line. There are also buses to Motoyama which is on both the Higashiyama and Meijo lines of the Nagoya subway. There are two smaller campuses: the Tsurumai campus in Tsurumai (JR & Tsuramai lines), attached to Nagoya University Hospital (Meidai Byoin) and the Daiko campus at Sunadabashi (Meijo Line & Yutorito Line).
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