About Kyoto University in Japan
Kyoto University (京都大学 or Kyōto daigaku) is located in Japan and was founded in 1869 as a public institution. The Kyoto University ranking is number 2nd in Japan, and 35th in the world. Similarly rated colleges in Japan include University of Tokyo, Osaka University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the Tohoku University.
It is situated on three campuses of around 323 acres, these include Yoshida, the main campus and Katsura in Kyoto, and Gokashō, in Uji . It is famous for a group of philosophers known as the Kyoto School.
There are around 13,050 undergraduate students and approximately 9100 postgraduate scholars at Kyoto University. In addition there are around 1950 staff and faculty. The chancellor is Kazuo Oike. The school does not have a mascot. It is a member of the Kansai Big Six Association.
The Kyoto University ranking is number 2 in Asia in the University Review List. Similarly ranked colleges include Nagoya University, Seoul National University, and Hokkaido University.
Notable alumni of Kyoto include 10 Nobel prize winners and two Fields Medal winners.
The Nobel Laureates are for Physics: Hideki Yukawa (1949); Shinichiro Tomonaga (1965); Makoto Kobayashi (2008); Toshihide Masukawa (2008) and Isamu Akasaki (2014). For Chemistry: Kenichi Fukui (1981); and Ryōji Noyori (2001). For Physiology or Medicine: Susumu Tonegawa (1987); and Shinya Yamanaka (2001). And the Peace prize went to Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991.
The mathmaticians Heisuke Hironaka (1970) and Shigefumi Mori (1990) have both won the Fields Medal.
Kyoto University Address
The Kyoto University is located at the following address:
Kyoto University Logo
Kyoto University Rankings and Quick Facts
Kyoto University Motto – Traits of liberty.
|Ranking – Times 400 (UK)||
|University world Ranking – Jiao tong 500 (China)||
|University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)||
|Asia College Rank (Jiaotong)||
Kyoto University Japan Facts
|Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)||
|University Kyoto Location||Kyoto and Uji (Campuses: Yoshida, Katsura and Gokashō) Japan|
|Faculty / Staff||
2,865 / 5,400
|Endowment per student||
APRU, National 7, AEARU
Kyoto University; List of Asian Universities