Kyoto University

national university located in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto University (京都大学, Kyōto daigaku), or Kyodai (京大, Kyōdai) is a Japanese university in Kyoto. It is the second oldest Japanese university.[4] It is in the city of Kyoto in Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto University
Motto in English
Freedom of academic culture
EstablishedFounded June 18, 1897
Endowment¥ 250.2 billion (2.2 billion USD)
Academic staff
2,864 (Teaching Staff)[1]
Administrative staff
5,397 (Total Staff)[1]
Location, ,
135 ha (333 acres)
Athletics48 varsity teams
ColorsDark blue     
AffiliationsKansai Big Six, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning


Kyoto Imperial University (京都帝國大學, Kyōto-teikoku-daigaku) was established on June 1897 as a part of the Imperial university system.[5]

The College of Law and the College of Medicine were founded in 1899, and the College of Letters was established in 1906.[5]

In October 1947, Kyoto Imperial University was renamed Kyoto University.[4]


Kyoto University has the following schools[6].

  • Faculty of Integrated Human Studies
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Letters
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Education
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Law[7]
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Economics
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Science
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Medicine[8]
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Engineering
  • Faculty & Graduate School of Agriculture

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Notable alumniEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kyoto University: 2008/2009 Facts and Figures" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2012. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
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  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2012. Retrieved 2008-10-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kyoto University, "Historical Sketch"; retrieved 2012-6-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kyoto University, "Chronological Table"; retrieved 2012-6-10.
  6. "Departments". Kyoto University. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011.
  7. A law school (school for students who want be a lawyer) is independently operated.
  8. School of Public Health is independently operated.

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  Media related to Kyoto University at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°01′34″N 135°46′51″E / 35.026212°N 135.780842°E / 35.026212; 135.780842