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Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a Japanese national university* located in Kansai Science City, a border region between Nara, Osaka, and Kyoto. Founded in 1991, NAIST consists solely of graduate schools in three integrated areas: information science, biological sciences, and materials science. 

History

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a Japanese national university* located in Kansai Science City, a border region between Nara, Osaka, and Kyoto. Founded in 1991, NAIST consists solely of graduate schools in three integrated areas: information science, biological sciences, and materials science.

Education

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), a national graduate university without undergraduate departments, promotes cutting-edge research, offers advanced education based on research accomplishments, trains human resources, and thereby contributes to the progress of science and technology and social development. To this end, NAIST defines its diploma policy as follows.

Research

Research Topics

  • Danger peptide receptor signaling in plants ensures basal immunity upon pathogen-induced depletion of BAK1
  • Crystal Structures of SecYEG in Lipidic Cubic Phase Elucidate a Precise Resting and a Peptide-Bound State
  • Plants find their own pollen via the neural-transmission-like signaling transduction system
  • The mechanism of the force generation for axon outgrowth
  • Novel protein transport mechanism for axon outgrowth

Career

  • Weathernews Inc.
  • Rakuten, Inc
  • AIGI Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • Anatech Co.,Ltd.,
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific K.K
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited

Bachelor's programmes

Nara Institute of Science and Technology Scholarships

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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Various benefits
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14 Oct 2024
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12000 USD
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30 Apr 2024
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3000 USD
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30 Jun 2024
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25000 USD
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14 Jun 2024
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5000 CAD
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31 Dec 2024
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3000 USD
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31 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
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15 Jul 2024
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3000 USD
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31 Dec 2025
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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10000 USD
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20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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3000 USD
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15 May 2024
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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
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2022
901
2021
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
1401
2023
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2022
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
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2023
1233 -31
2022
1202
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

NAIST offers a range of support for international students' life at the university, including free Japanese classes, social events and excursions, and counseling services.

Housing services

NAIST's campus is located in a pleasant rural area within historic Nara Prefecture, with the nearest station only 40 minutes by train from the major cities of Osaka and Kyoto

The staff of the International Student Affairs Section are there to help international students in all aspects of their daily lives, from language and communications to physical and mental health issues as well as studies

Library services

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ICT services

  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.
  • EndNote - EndNote saves you time on Mac or Windows, on your desktop and online. Moving between collecting and creating research has never been faster.If you are maintaining a CV, planning syllabi, writing a manuscript

Medical services

The Health Care Center is primarily responsible for maintaining and promoting the physical and mental health of students. It offers annual health examinations, health consultations and medication for faculty/staff and students. Examination rooms, student lounges, and a rest area are also provided.

Campus life

NAIST is active in the local community in order to raise awareness of scientific research among the general public. To achieve this, NAIST holds an Open Campus event during the Takayama Science Festival at Takayama Science Plaza, a facility next to NAIST built to encourage interaction between culture and technology. The university also holds open lectures for the general public and industry to promote a better understanding of its work. Many past open lectures can be accessed by members of the public via the Internet.

Student clubs

NAIST has a vibrant international community of researchers and students that is growing every year. The majority of overseas researchers come on exchange agreements from Asia, Europe, and North America, but some also come from Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. Nearly half (65 out of 137) stayed for long-term exchanges of more than a month in 2010.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2023

GSSA 2023

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