Nara Institute of Science and Technology


Established in 1991, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) is a new graduate school without undergraduate programs. NAIST provides high-quality education and world-class research in information, biological, and materials science, and their interdisciplinary fields. NAIST offers optimum education and research environments to foster talented researchers and engineers who will play active roles globally, mainly in the fields of science and technology. Step towards your future and challenge yourself at NAIST. We are waiting for you at the forefronts of science and technology.  NAIST is located in Japan’s historic Nara Prefecture, home of the first official capital of Japan. Nara has an incredibly rich history as a center for international trade and relations. In addition to convenient access to domestic and international transportation, Nara is located between traditional Kyoto and bustling Osaka.