Meijo University

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Meijo University
Meijou daigaku Tempaku campus.jpg
Tempaku campus in Meijo University
Type Private
EstablishedMay 1926 (1926-05) [1]
President Akihiro Ohara
35°08′10″N136°58′34″E / 35.136°N 136.976°E / 35.136; 136.976
35°24′40″N137°00′47″E / 35.411°N 137.013°E / 35.411; 137.013
CampusMultiple campuses
AffiliationsJapan Private Universities FD Coalition Forum

Meijo University (名城大学, Meijō daigaku) is a private university in Japan. Its main campus is in Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan and it has two other campuses in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. It has 2 Nobel laureates as the faculty members as of 2021.



The name Meijō derives itself from the abbreviated kanji form of Nagoya Castle (名古屋城, Nagoya-jō).

The predecessor of the school was founded by Juichi Tanaka in May 1926;95 years ago; it was chartered as a university in 1949. It is the largest university in the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area.

Nobel Prize laureate

The Nobel Prizes were awarded to three faculty members enrolled at Meijo University, not to any graduates of Meijo Univ. at all. Despite the fact, Meijo Univ. is proud of the award and stated it as if "Meijo Univ. graduates have produced Nobel laureates", it may be misinterpreted.[ citation needed ]

In Japan, faculty members of national universities retire at the age of 60 to 65, and many of them go on to become professors at private universities. Since few people are awarded the Nobel Prize at a young age, and most of them are over 65 years old, many of them are awarded the Nobel Prize while they are still teaching at private universities or living in their spare time. For instance, Akira Suzuki (chemist) won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010, was retired from teaching at the time of the award, so on a paper he was unemployed when he won the Nobel Prize. Of course, no one says that an unemployed person won the Nobel Prize. But if the unemployed person had the honorary title such as professor emeritus, this title would be introduced at the time of award for fairness, accuracy or the honor of the person.

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Notable graduates

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  1. "History". Archived from the original on 2002-06-24.