Nagoya City University (名古屋市立大学, Nagoya shiritsu daigaku), abbreviated to Meishidai (名市大), is a public university in Japan. The main campus (Kawasumi) is located in Mizuho-ku, Nagoya City. Other three campuses (Yamanohata, Tanabe-dori and Kita Chikusa) are also located in the city. Nagoya City University has been ranked the highest among public universities, one of the leading universities in Japan. Nagoya City University (NCU) was established in 1950 by merging two municipal universities: Nagoya City Women's Medical College (名古屋女子医科大学) and Nagoya Pharmaceutical College (名古屋薬科大学). So NCU originally had two faculties: Medical School and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.