A Message from the President
Dr. Takahashi Minoru
Institute of Technology
Nagoya Institute of Technology to create the future.
Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) was founded in 1905 as Nagoya Higher Technical School, a national institute. In the last 100-odd years, more than 70,000 outstanding students and faculty have graduated from our institute. They developed the foundation of Japan's industrial society and support its prosperity. Responding to social demands of the time, we have been reforming our education system continuously, the current number of students has become the largest scale among faculties of engineering of national universities(the admission capacity for Day Courses of Faculty of Engineering is 910, Evening Courses is 20, the master's course of Graduate School of Engineering is 586 and the doctor's course is 39.). Our educational system consists of 7 departments 18 programs for Day Courses, 4 departments for Evening Courses and 7 majors of Graduate School. They cover most of foundational and advanced engineering fields.
Our curriculum from general to specialized education has been streamlined systematically. Students and faculty educated through our solid practical education are flourishing in industry, universities / research institutions and public offices. Its quality leads them to nearly 100% of job placement and high rate of promotion to executives. In the 21st century, the world has been in the midst of change and requires timely innovation.
On 1 January 2012,in order to look toward the next century maximizing the tradition and the strength, we established the principle "Charter of Nagoya Institute of Technology" consisted of "Fundamental Mission" "Monozukuri" "Hitozukuri" and "Miraizukuri" as a guide for all constituent members.
Under this charter, we continue on our course to be attractive, distinctive and independent university.
Therefore, we welcome variety of students to share a major role in the future.
Currently, female students are 12.5% and international students are 4.5%, those have increased 4-5 times compared to two decades ago and working students have significantly increased at graduate school.
During the second stage of the mid-term plan (2010 - 2015), we will focus on mainly fostering sophisticated professionals and work on establishing global research / education centers, contribution to the society (regional contribution, industry-academic-government collaboration, international academic exchange) as well as formation of hubs for regional lifelong study opportunities. We will shift our emphasis from passive to self-motiveted education and encourage the development of sophisticated professionals with practical abilities. Furthermore, on the basis of the fact that 70% of undergraduate students go on to complete master course, focusing students' skills and characteristics of specializing area, we will complete the creation of a double track type education system to encourage the development of leaders who can contribute to innovation of core industries and creation of new industries. Also by enhancing international academic exchange such as dispatching students overseas and accepting students from overseas in the area of education, research, technology, we aim to establish liaison offices for global education research and put students with global vision into to the world.