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Kyoto University
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Type Public (National)
Established Founded June 18, 1897
President Juichi Yamagiwa
Academic staff
2,864 (Teaching Staff)
Administrative staff
5,397 (Total Staff)
Students 22,707
Undergraduates 13,399
Postgraduates 9,308
Location , ,
Campus Urban,
135 ha (333 acres)
Athletics 48 varsity teams
Colors Dark blue     
Affiliations Kansai Big Six, ASAIHL

Kyoto University is a national university in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest Japanese university, one of Asia's highest ranked universities and one of Japan's National Seven Universities.

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 College of Law and the College of Medicine were founded in 1899, the College of Letters in 1906, expanding the university's activities to areas outside natural science.

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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