Nara Sangyo University was founded in 1984 as the first university of Nara Gakuen Educational Institutions.  Nara Gakuen also comprises Nara Bunka Women’s College, Nara Bunka High School, Nara Bunka Women’s College Kindergarten, Nara Gakuen High School, Nara Gakuen Junior High School, Nara Gakuen Tomigaoka High School, Nara Gakuen Tomigaoka Junior High School, Nara Gakuen Elementary School, and Nara Gakuen Kindergarten.

Nara Sangyo University currently consists of two faculties: the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Informatics.  Also attached to the university are the Computing Educational Center, the Student Support Center, the International Exchange Center, and the Research Institute of Public Affairs.



Nara Sangyo University (NSU) was founded in 1984 by Toshiro Ise as a private university


Faculty of Business, Faculty of Informatics

Academic Calendar

Two semesters (15week each)

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We aim to foster well-educated individuals who have both high academic knowledge and practical skills, and contribute thereby to the development and progress of the local community and the entire society.

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“Project” Seminars

Every student participate in a seminar and work under the guidance of a professor on some “project”. Students are expected to undertake various kinds of fieldwork and gain the ability to solve real-life problems.

Career Education

To ensure that all students achieve their career objectives, we are providing total support. Our career education starts when a student enters university, and continues for four years.

Small-Group Education

Almost all of our classes are small to facilitate lively discussions and to allow professors to give close attention to students.

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Find your dreams. Begin a new life as a member of society who can think and act on your own initiative.

Nara Sangyo University was founded in 1984, 28years ago, with the aim of fostering future leaders. It was roughly a decade before the second generation of baby-boomers entered university, and the Japanese economy was thriving. Since then, after the bubble economy collapsed, Japan has struggled with a prolonged period of economic recession and stagnation, and also the collapse of the enviable system of lifelong employment.
Recently, global environmental problems such as increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have made it clear that human activities now affect the Earth’s entire ecosystem. In response, there is increasing emphasis on the need for conservation, and harmony between people and nature. An additional challenge here is that Japan has become an aging society, with fewer 18-year-olds and an increasing number of elderly in the population.
Now, with so many aspects of society in flux, universities must reexamine their role as they welcome a more diverse variety of students. A particularly important issue is the coordination between upper secondary schools and universities, so that more stress is put on first-year education, developmental education and career education. Today’s students, living in an age of changing values, must be flexible in their thinking, and both resolute and patient if they are to achieve their goals.
We aim to nurture our students’ abilities through hands-on learning programs called project seminars. We hope that all our students, in addition to developing practical expertise, will broaden their perspectives and deepen their insights through cross-cultural communication, since students from abroad are an increasingly vital aspect of campus life.
By improving our university environment, we promote education in the humanities and help each student develop their own personality, which is the basis of education. Class sizes are small, maximizing interactive communication between teachers and students. All staff members support each student according to his or her personality and goals.

Dear students, the future is in your hands, and the next generation is your arena in which to act. Cultivate your personal strengths so that you can meet the demands of society, because society needs you. We hope each of you becomes a free thinker and that you will always strive wholeheartedly to fulfill your potential.

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