The Nagoya Institute of Technology (名古屋工業大学, or less commonly Nitech, is a public highest-level educational institution of science and technology located in Nagoya city, Japan.
Nagoya Institute of Technology has been actively making efforts to respond to various requests from local industries under the banner of "fusion with industries in the central region of Japan." As a research institute, we strive to solve industrial issues from an academic perspective and meet demands by creating new value. Also, as an educational institute, in spring 2022, we will graduate the first students from the Creative Engineering Program, a six-year integrated course we have established in response to requests for development of future leaders in innovation.
Although Japan’s technological strengths more than make up for its scarcity of natural resources, this scientific and technological powerhouse has recently been losing steam. Its workforce is shrinking due to a lower birthrate and an aging population. The nation seems to perform less well in world rankings for various indicators of technological competence.
Under these circumstances, the mission of engineering is shifting from technological improvement to innovation in the belief that creating new value will bring unprecedented happiness. In other words, we are embarking on a new era of engineering, leaving behind the old mindset of starting with what already exists, and facing the "black box" of innovation head-on focusing on "happiness creation."
Rapid progress in engineering brings dramatic changes to society. In line with the demands of the times, Nagoya Institute of Technology practices "heart-oriented engineering" with which we always take an objective view of head-oriented engineering, thus contributing to building a society where everyone can feel rich at heart.