International Exchange

International Exchange with Emphasis on Education

Since the first sister university agreement in 1997 with the Iligan Institute of Technology, Mindanao State University, Philippines, the Faculty of Science of Niigata University has endeavored to make faculty level agreements with overseas universities to promote cooperation in research and education. The number of our sister universities now reaches to 22 (as of December 1, 2014), as shown in the list below. To stimulate student exchanges, we have also concluded student exchange agreements with many of those sisiter universities.

International Exchange Between Faculties

World Map

  country Foreign University Faculty Date made Exchange of Students Exchange of Academic Scholars Exchange of Information and Publications Collaboration and Symposia
1 Philippines Mindanao State University* Iligan Institute of Technology 1997.03.04 o o o o
2 Indonesia Institut Teknologi Bandung Faculty of Mineral Technology 1997.08.23   o o o
3 People's Republic of China China University of Geosciences (Beijing)   2000.02.01   o o o
4 United States of America Louisiana State University College of Science 2000.02.28   o o o
5 People's Republic of China China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)*#   2000.04.04 o o o o
6 Hungary University of Debrecen and Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Science*#   2000.10.05 o o o o
7 Taiwan Chung-Yuan Christian University College of Science 2005.07.12 o o o o
8 Egypt Cairo University Faculty of Sciences 2005.08.31 o o o o
9 Austria Johannes Kepler University Linz Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2005.12.03 o o o o
10 Republic of Korea Pukyong National University College of Natural Sciences 2009.12.03 o o o o
11 Taiwan National Changhua University of Education   2009.12.18 o o o o
12 Taiwan National Sun Yat-sen University College of Science 2009.12.18 o o o o
13 Australia Deakin University Faculty of Science and Technology 2010.03.22   o o o
14 People's Republic of China Peking University School of Physics 2010.03.22 o o o o
15 Republic of Korea Chungnam University The College of Natural Science 2010.07.21   o o o
16 Islamic Republic of Iran Islamic Azad University - North Tehran Branch   2011.04.23   o o o
17 Taiwan National Cheng-Kung University College of Science 2011.07.07 o o o o
18 Taiwan National Taiwan Normal University College of Science 2011.12.16 o o o o
19 People's Republic of China Northeastern University College of Science 2012.02.03 o o o o
20 Republic of Korea Pukyong National University College of Environmental and Marine Sciences and Technology 2013.01.11 o o o o
21 Taiwan National Tsing Hua University College of Science 2013.06.21 o o o o
22 Republic of Korea Pukyong National University College of Fisheries Sciences 2013.12.20 o o o o
23 People's Republic of China University of Science and Technology of China School of Mathematical Sciences 2016.04.30 o o o o
24 Kingdom of Thailand Naresuan University Faculty of Science 2017.01.17 o o o o
25 Malaysia Monash University Malaysia Medicine and Health Sciences 2017.04.25 o o o o

* A student exchange agreement has been made. All expenses for school entrance and tuition fees during the period of exchange are covered by each host institution.

# Credits obtained by the students in this program can be accepted as credits at their home institution so far as their academic regulations permit.Other than these programs, we have made a department level agreement with an overseas university in research and education: Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Heilongjiang University (2000.6.18).

Number of Foreign Students

Fiscal Year Austria Brazil China Korea Malaysia Swiss Taiwan Thailand Total
2000     2   1       3
2001   1     1       2
2002   1 1   1       3
2003   1 1   1 1     4
2004   1       1     2
2005       2   1     3
2006 2     4   1 1   8
2007       5     1   6
2008       6     3   9
2009 2     4     3   6
2010       4         4
2011     1 3         4
2012     1 3         4
2013     1 2         3
2014     2 1     1   4
2015       1     2   3
2016             4   4
2017     1       6 1 8