Nagoya University, abbreviated to Meidai, is a Japanese national university headquartered in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya. It is one of the former nine imperial universities. Nagoya University traces its roots back to 1871 when it was a temporary medical school. In 1939 it became Nagoya Imperial University. In 1947 it was renamed Nagoya University, and became Japanese national university. In 2004 it became a Japanese national university corporation. The ideal written in the Nagoya University academic charter is to encourage the intelligentsia with courage by providing an education which respects independent thought. In March 2012 the university intends to play host to the International Symposium on Innovative Nanobiodevices. While the majority of its students come from Tkai region, Nagoya University has a good portion of students from all over Japan. It also receives many students from abroad.
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