Since its foundation in 1953, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business has been dedicated to helping students create a path in life that is distinctly their own. The energy driving the mission of NUCB is the ambition and optimism behind a ‘Frontier Spirit.’
The founder, Dr. Yuichi Kurimoto, was the first international student to graduate from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Canada in 1930. Upon his return to Japan, he recognized that higher education in Japan had been limited, and so he championed the fight to make it available to the disenfranchised Japanese youth of the day.
In 1935, he began a vocational institute called the Nagoya Railroad School, which was followed by a high school and a junior college. Always a visionary, Dr. Kurimoto sensed that the post-war economic and population boom in Japan would create a strong demand for an institution dedicated to business education. To this end he established NUCB.
In recognition of his ideals and achievements, Dr. Yuichi Kurimoto was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Alberta and his name was carved on a memorial in the Kurimoto Japanese garden on their campus, a tribute to his role in the friendship between Canada and Japan and dedicating all his life to keeping up the ideals of the frontier spirit.
“The highest goal of education lies in helping students awaken to their hidden potential and develop it further”. - Dr. Yuichi Kurimoto.
This idea, which is the cornerstone of our education policy, gave birth to our tutorial objective, which focuses on the close collaboration between student and teacher.
This innovative approach to education is aimed at educating forward-thinking leaders, capable of taking the initiative, and fulfilling their role as managers and business people. To this end, from its establishment, our university has dedicated its efforts to encourage our students to acquire practical, rather than purely academic, knowledge and skills. The structure of our curriculum emphasizes practical learning through the progressive study of a wide range of disciplines related to business and commerce administration, indispensable for our students’ future careers.