Nagoya University European Center

Welcome!  This is the homepage of the Nagoya University European Center, established on April 1st, 2010 in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) with the cooperation of the University of Freiburg. After initial collaboration between Nagoya University (NU) and the Law Faculty of the University of Freiburg from 2005 to 2010, Nagoya University decided to set up the European Center in order to strengthen the academic relationship between Nagoya University and the University of Freiburg. 

The Nagoya University European Center is one of five overseas offices of Nagoya University with the others being located in Shanghai (China), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Bangkok (Thailand) and North Carolina (USA). All overseas offices support activities in research, education and international exchange and aim at increasing the presence of Nagoya University in the world. Potential partners include universities, research institutes and companies.


European Center Guests & Staff, November 2014


The Nagoya University European Center’s close collaboration with the University of Freiburg enables both student exchange and advanced research in various fields. With the cooperation of the International Office of the University of Freiburg as well as its Language Teaching Center students can participate both in long-term exchange programs as well as short-term language programs. The Nagoya University European Center assists students coming from Nagoya to Freiburg and provides students from Freiburg with information about studying at Nagoya University.

Collaboration amongst researchers from Nagoya and Freiburg takes place on many levels. Worth emphasizing is the strong collaboration between the “Institute for Advanced Studies” (FRIAS) at the University of Freiburg and Nagoya University’s “Institute for Advanced Research” (IAR), both having actively contributed to promote the academic culture and scientific achievements within the “University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study” (UBIAS) framework. The Nagoya University European Center helps to organize scholarly exchange and provides supports for participating scholars.

Participating in annual meetings of the “Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science” (JSPS) has allowed Nagoya University European Center to strengthen its position in Europe. Additionally, recruiting students and promoting Nagoya University at college fairs and other events, e.g. the “College Day” at the International School in Duesseldorf (Germany) in 2015, has been one of its main tasks. Through its location right in the city center and close to the university students and researchers have easy access to Nagoya University European Center’s facilities that include a conference room and a TV-system allowing unproblematic contact with conference participants abroad.