Information concerning NAIST's educational and research outlook


As a university composed solely of graduate schools, NAIST promotes cutting edge research and offers a sophisticated outcome-based education for each student so as to promote advances in science and technology and in society as a whole.

Educational mission

NAIST was founded in October 1991 as a graduate university which nurtures individuals who will contribute to the development of advanced science and technology. Research and education at NAIST cover the three core areas: Information Science, Biological Sciences and Materials Science.
In order to promote a suitable standard of living for people throughout the world in the 21st century, and indeed to secure our very survival, the coming generation of leading researchers must possess the highest scientific and technical competence, along with a clear grounding in professional ethics. At NAIST, we aim to cultivate such researchers and educators.
Therefore, in addition to the areas of Information Science, Biological Sciences and Materials Science, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research and provide educational training in the principles of ethics and intellectual property.

Vision of NAIST graduates

Education and research in NAIST Master's Courses cultivate sophisticated expertise and personal initiative to support society and the economy. The Doctoral Courses are designed to nurture in researchers and engineers a drive to seek new frontiers in science and technology and to take on leading roles internationally.

Educational policy

In addition to a specialized education, a wide-ranging curriculum cultivates ethical thinking, vision, theoretical thinking, comprehensive judgment and sharpened writing skills. A coordinated educational program is offered by the three Graduate Schools to promote interdisciplinary research and cooperative programs are offered with centers of education and research institutions abroad.
The quality of education is maintained through external evaluations, student-evaluations, improved research environments, and economic assistance for competent students.

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Admission Policy and student/ graduate information

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