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History and Milestones

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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 education system in Japan had been limited, and so he decided to make it available to the Japanese youth of the day.

Mission Statement

We aim to develop caring, innovative and ethical leaders with a frontier spirit who can create a peaceful and sustainable society. Our graduates will have the ability to bridge the gap between international cultures.


We aim to be the premier international boarding school in the Asia region, cultivating a ‘frontier spirit’ and academic excellence in creating pathways to ethical leadership.  

History of NUCB & NIC

  • 1953

    Parent organisation Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB) founded

  • 1968

    Relocation to Nisshin campus began, pioneering suburb locations for university campuses in Japan

  • 1976

    Computer Center opened

  • 1978

    Central Information Centre (library) opened

  • 1981

    General Language Education Centre opened

  • 1986

    Campus LAN completed

  • 1996

    Study abroad program (Frontier Spirit Programme) inaugurated

  • 1998

    Faculty of Global Studies established

  • 2000

    Millennium Gate completed

  • 2001

    Faculty of Management established

  • 2003

    50th Anniversary Pole completed

  • 2005

    New study abroad program (Gap Year Program) inaugurated

  • 2006

    Accredited by AACSB International

  • 2008

    Faculty of Economics established

  • 2012

    Career Advancement Program International (internships abroad) started

  • 2016

    NUCB Alliance Partner Schools (overseas affiliated schools) network reached over 100 schools

  • 2016

    BBA established

  • 2018

    Global BBA established

  • 2022

    NUCB International College established