Kyoto University
Kyoto University

Continente: Asia

Country: Japan

Address: Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 JAPAN

Web Site: www.kyoto-u.ac.jp



About Kyoto University:

Kyoto University is one of Asia’s leading research-oriented institutions and is famed for producing world-beating researchers, including 13 Nobel Prize laureates. The motto of the school, which was founded in 1897, is “freedom of academic spirit”, a value it aims to instill on the 22,000 students enrolled on its undergraduate and graduate programs. The main Yoshida campus has been at the core of the university since its founding, and is notable for its fascinating architecture, encompassing a variety of styles, from brick buildings such as the Clock Tower Centennial Hall (a symbol of the university) to modern laboratory buildings. Other campuses include Uji campus, which hosts research institutes, state-of-the-art laboratories and testing facilities, and Katsura campus, conceived as a “technoscience hill”. Mixing the traditional and cutting edge, there is therefore no one typical student experience at Kyoto, though what is common to all students is the sense of belonging to an academic community at the forefront of new scholarly horizons, in particular when it comes to new technologies and meeting global challenges. For those interested in Japanese culture, the city of Kyoto will be of interest as it’s the birthplace of manga and was the capital city of Japan for over 1,000 years. Numerous cultural assets cultivated throughout its long history remain all over the city, and one in every 10 people there is a university student – by far the highest proportion of any Japanese city. Kyoto is also blessed with an abundance of nature, surrounded by mountains and tranquil temple gardens. Parts of the city are also a conservation hub. Compared with Osaka or Tokyo, the cost of living in Kyoto is relatively low; as the city center is fairly compact, students can travel around safely by bicycle.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 27 28 28 28 33 32 33 38 49 63 70 67

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 32 50 48 42 94 45 63 68 83 85 96
Engineering - 27 25 40 42 41 42 69 60 85 92 112
Life Sciences - 31 32 28 35 39 36 48 52 63 74 81
Clinical Medicine - 111 124 132 136 136 142 172 178 183 188 169
Natural Sciences - 9 10 12 12 14 14 15 18 30 29 34
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 77 94 87 107 114 139 167 170
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 1 5 9 14 25 26 35 48 72
Chemistry - - - 4 5 5 5 6 7 14 17 19
Civil Engineering - - - 32 55 63 61 77 72 108 113 113
Computer Science - - - 142 134 143 136 159 180 234 252 264
Electrical Engineering - - - 61 60 73 75 97 116 142 172 185
Environment / Ecology - - - - 87 85 124 151 157 153 148 176
Geosciences - - - 74 84 79 73 85 86 104 112 114
Materials Science - - - 22 24 27 28 36 36 47 60 69
Mathematics - - - 55 56 58 44 49 85 75 78 86
Mechanical Engineering - - - 60 34 63 35 107 69 140 218 208
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 36 48 97 114 113 153 160
Physics - - - 25 25 23 19 24 22 34 32 42
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 21 19 25 38 39 40 41 50