Kyoto University

Staff and Students

  • 2,900 faculty members (2/3 in Natural Sciences)
  • 9,300 graduates
  • 13,500 undergraduates
  • 1,600 students from overseas


  • Established in 1897 as the second national university in Japan.
  • Began with the College of Science and Engineering, and,
    followed by other Colleges such as Law, Medicine and Letters.

Kyoto was the capital of Japan (794 – 1868).

Research area in science and technology

physics, chemistry, biology, medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, energy sciences, informatics, agricultural sciences, environmental studies, etc.