Kyoto University was established in 1897 as Japan’s second imperial university. At that time, the role of science and technology in society was rapidly expanding, and the idea that universities should not only be responsible for education, but should also pursue research was gaining momentum.
Since its establishment, Kyoto University has pursued its core mission of contributing to harmonious coexistence within the global community by promoting original and creative research, creating new intellectual values, and fostering capable human resources who can generate such new values. In its pursuit of that mission, the University has made significant achievements as one of Japan’s leading research-oriented universities. Kyoto University has produced more Nobel Prize- and Fields Medal-winning research than any other university in Asia.
Kyoto University, Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan