Kyoto University facts for kids
|Established||Founded June 18, 1897|
|Academic staff||2,864 (Teaching Staff)|
|Admin. staff||5,397 (Total Staff)|
|Location||Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan|
135 ha (333 acres)
|Athletics||48 varsity teams|
|Affiliations||Kansai Big Six, ASAIHL|
It is one of Asia's leading research-oriented institutions, Kyoto University is famed for producing world-class researchers, including 18 Nobel Prize laureates, 2 Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize winner. It has the most Nobel laureates of all universities in Asia.
Kyoto Imperial University is as a part of the Imperial University system and was established on June 18, 1897. In the same year of the university's establishment, the College of Science and Technology was founded.
The University's Department of Geophysics and their Disaster Prevention Research Institute are represented on the national Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction.
The university has three campuses in Yoshida, Kyoto; in Katsura, Kyoto; in Gokashō, Uji.
Yoshida Campus is the main campus, with some laboratories located in Uji. The Graduate School of Engineering is currently under process of moving to the newly built Katsura Campus.
The university has about 22,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs.
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