The Civil and Environmental Engineering Group started its international program in 1987 as the Forefront Studies Program, mainly focusing on PhD students. NUGELP (Nagoya University Global Environmental Leaders Program) launched as its complementary Master Course Program in 2008. Nowadays both programs provide Master and PhD programs for developing international civil engineers and environmental experts, with invaluable supports from MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
1961 Department of Civil Engineering (School of Engineering) established
1965 Master course established (Graduate School of Engineering)
1967 Doctoral course established (Graduate School of Engineering)
1987 Forefront Studies Program for Civil Engineering started
2001 Graduate School of Environmental Studies established as the first
interdisciplinary postgraduate course in Japan
2008 NUGELP (Nagoya University Global Environmental Leaders Program) established