Nagaoka University of Technology abbreviated as Nagaoka Gidai, is a national technology university founded in 1976 in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan. One of the only two Universities of Technology, a form of universities in Japan, the other being Toyohashi University of Technology in Aichi. Many students from colleges of technology, a 5-year college called "kosen" in Japan have enrolled. The university requires 4th year students to spend up to five months on-the-job experience (internship) in private enterprises, government agencies, and elsewhere. Having a high employment rate in the national universities in Japan.
The ideals of Nagaoka University of Technology are summarized in three words: Vitality, Originality and Services.Carrying this motto of "VOS", the university's mission is to raise leaders in engineering and research who possess practical and creative ability that meets international standards.
The university's guiding concept for both learning and research is to encourage originality hand in hand with practical skills, knowledge, and experience. At the undergraduate level, the university requires that students engage in months of on-the-job experience (internship) as an integral part of the curriculum. Another basic policy of the university is the promotion of high-level research which is carried out jointly with industry.