Project overview
Organizational and Educational Reform Organizational and Educational Reform Globalization Governance Reform
Strategic University Organizational Reform and Graduate School Education Reform
戦略的な大学組織改革と大学院教育改革図 戦略的な大学組織改革と大学院教育改革図

Reorganize its three graduate school structure one year ahead of schedule to create a single graduate school with the aim to establish an education and research system capable of responding to the Science and Technology Advancement and new social demands
Establish seven education programs (interdisciplinary educational curriculum of the four current fields) to foster globally active human resources with broad and highly specialized knowledge of advanced science and technology

Implement an internationally recognized curriculum (PBL learning subjects) and an evaluation system (GPA, rubric criteria). Allow students to acquire degrees in all educational programs through classes and research guidance provided in English

Provide career consultation and career guidance sessions in English to develop an understanding of the distinctive features of the Japanese job-hunting process
Support students in acquiring the Japanese proficiency level required by Japanese companies by conducting extensive Japanese language education in the regular curriculum

Strengthen and actualize a double degree program for systematic human development with an emphasis on the ability to work in international joint research and international collaboration
    <Achievements (till October 2021)>
    Number of partner institutions: One (2010) → 8(2021)
    Number of students dispatched and accepted: 11 accepted, 6 dispatched

Improved Interdisciplinary Education

Reorganize its three graduate school structure one year ahead of schedule to create a single graduate school with the aim to establish an education and research system capable of responding to the Science and Technology Advancement and new social demands
Establish seven education programs (interdisciplinary educational curriculum of the four current fields) to foster globally active human resources with broad and highly specialized knowledge of advanced science and technology



Improving Education in Interdisciplinary Fields

Seven education programs

Seven education programs

Internationally Applicable Graduate School Education

Implement an internationally recognized curriculum (PBL learning subjects) and an evaluation system (GPA, rubric criteria). Allow students to acquire degrees in all educational programs through classes and research guidance provided in English

Diverse Career Path Creation for International Students

Provide career consultation and career guidance sessions in English to develop an understanding of the distinctive features of the Japanese job-hunting process
Support students in acquiring the Japanese proficiency level required by Japanese companies by conducting extensive Japanese language education in the regular curriculum

Double Degree Program Enhancement

Strengthen and actualize a double degree program for systematic human development with an emphasis on the ability to work in international joint research and international collaboration
    <Achievements (till October 2021)>
    Number of partner institutions: One (2010) → 8(2021)
    Number of students dispatched and accepted: 11 accepted, 6 dispatched


Double Degree Program Enhancement


Current Programs
Name of University Country / region Year of Agreement Students accepted and dispatched
1National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Taiwan 2015 and 2017 Accepted: 1 / Dispatched: 1
2Chulalongkorn University Thailand 2020 ?
3Kasetsert University Thailand 2021 ?
4Universite Paul Sabatier France 2014 Accepted:2 / Dispatched: 4
5Universite Paris-Saclay France 2018 Accepted: 1 / Dispatched: 2
6Sorbonne University France 2019 ?
7Ulm University Germany 2017 Accepted: 2
8Macquarie University Australia 2019 Dispatched: 1

Past Programs
Name of University Country / region Year of Termination Students accepted and dispatched
1University of Oulu Finland 2010 Accepted: 2
2Unitec Institute of Technology New Zealand 2015 Accepted: 2
3University of Malaya Malaysia 2015 Accepted: 1

For more information about Double Degree Programs, please visit DGE website.




Governance Reform
Globalization Organizational and Educational Reform Globalization Governance Reform
Promotion of globalization
Promotion of globalization Promotion of globalization
Improvement of Overseas Brand Recognition

Develop student recruitment activities and visit partner institutions, hold symposiums utilizing the NAIST alumni networks and the NAIST global offices at IPB University, Indonesia, and Kasetsart University, Thailand, serving as the activity base

Realization of a Global Campus

The number of excellent international students significantly increased because of the proactive international student recruitment activities, expansion of international partner institutions
⇒Percentage of international students at the NAIST: *24.9% ← 13.6% (2013)
(Goal percentage for 2023: 23.2%)
Build a support system capable of responding to diverse needs by setting up a Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) which serves as a one-stop service hub

Promotion of Faculty Diversity

Faculty members with extensive experience: *57.1% ← 32.9% (2013)
(Goal percentage for 2023: 80.0%)

Administrative Staff Development

Technical staff (TOEIC 750+ points): *26.9% ← 14.2% (2013)
(Goal percentage for 2023: 26.9%)

*As of May 1, 2019

Improvement of Overseas Brand Recognition

Develop student recruitment activities and visit partner institutions, hold symposiums utilizing the NAIST alumni networks and the NAIST global offices at IPB University, Indonesia, and Kasetsart University, Thailand, serving as the activity base

Realization of a Global Campus

The number of excellent international students significantly increased because of the proactive international student recruitment activities, expansion of international partner institutions
⇒Percentage of international students at the NAIST: *24.9% ← 13.6% (2013)
(Goal percentage for 2023: 23.2%)
Build a support system capable of responding to diverse needs by setting up a Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) which serves as a one-stop service hub

Promotion of Faculty Diversity

Faculty members with extensive experience: *57.1% ← 32.9% (2013)
(Goal percentage for 2023: 80.0%)

Administrative Staff Development

Technical staff (TOEIC 750+ points): *26.9% ← 14.2% (2013)
(Goal percentage for 2023: 26.9%)

*As of May 1, 2019



Governance Reform
Governance Reform Organizational and Educational Reform Globalization Governance Reform
Governance Reform
Governance Reform Governance Reform
Improved Education and Research Management for Globalization

Establish a Center for Strategy and Planning responsible for the future framework of NAIST and education and research strategies (FY 2015)
⇒ Establish a strategic university management system with flexibility and agility
Establish an IR office (FY 2017): Vice president in charge of institutional research (IR)
⇒ Support formulate basic policies for university management through data regarding education and research,
internationalization, finance, industry-government-academia collaboration
Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) and Institute for Research Initiatives (IRI) work in tandem to vitalize education and research activities


organization chart Institute for Educational Initiatives Institute for Research Initiatives Division for Educational Development Division for Career Development Division for Global Education Center for International Students and Scholars Division for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Division for Research Strategy
Improved Education and Research Management for Globalization

Establish a Center for Strategy and Planning responsible for the future framework of NAIST and education and research strategies (FY 2015)
⇒ Establish a strategic university management system with flexibility and agility
Establish an IR office (FY 2017): Vice president in charge of institutional research (IR)
⇒ Support formulate basic policies for university management through data regarding education and research,
internationalization, finance, industry-government-academia collaboration
Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) and Institute for Research Initiatives (IRI) work in tandem to vitalize education and research activities

organization chart Institute for Educational Initiatives Institute for Research Initiatives Division for Educational Development Division for Career Development Division for Global Education Center for International Students and Scholars Division for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Division for Research Strategy

Governance Reform