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Kyoto University
京都大学 Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

Motto None
Established Founded May 1, 1869,
Chartered Jun. 18, 1897
Type Public (National)
Endowment ¥ 250.2 billion (2.2 billion USD)
President Kazuo Oike
Faculty 2,921
Staff 2,269
Undergraduates 13,254
Postgraduates 9,198
Location Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Campus Urban,
333 acres (1.3 km²)
Athletics 48 varsity teams
Colors Dark blue
Nickname None
Mascot None
Affiliations Kansai Big Six, ASAIHL
Website www.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Kyoto University (京都大学 Kyōto daigaku?), abbreviated to Kyodai (京大 Kyōdai?) is a national coeducational research university in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest Japanese university.[1] Image File history File links Seal_kyoto. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A national university is a university created or run by a national government and might or might not be autonomous from government interference. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... The Iwashimizu Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine in Yawata. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Dark blue is a shade of blue. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Kansai Big Six Baseball League (関西学生野球連盟 Kansai Gakusei Yakyu Renmei) is a collegiate baseball league located in central Kansai region, stretching from Hyogo in the west to Kyoto in the east. ... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A national university is a university created or run by a national government and might or might not be autonomous from government interference. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


It has a total of about 22,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university has historically advocated a "spirit of freedom" in its academic activities, a point echoed in its recent Mission Statement.[2] It is also the home of the Kyoto School group of philosophers. The Kyoto School was a philosophical movement primarily active in the first half of the 20th century. ...

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History

The forerunner of the university was the Chemistry School (舎密局 Seimikyoku?) founded in Osaka in 1869, which, despite its name, taught physics as well. (舎密 is a transcription of a Dutch word chemie.) Later, the Third Higher School (第三髙等學校 Daisan kōtō gakkō?) was established in the place of Seimi-kyoku in 1886, it then transferred to the university's present main campus in the same year. Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Transcription is the conversion into written, typewritten or printed form, of a spoken language source, such as the proceedings of a court hearing. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Kyoto Imperial University (京都帝國大學 Kyōto teikoku daigaku?) as a part of the Imperial University system was established in June 18, 1897,[1] using the Third Higher School's buildings. The higher school moved to a patch of land just across the street, where the Yoshida South Campus stands today. 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 title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Michelson–Morley experiment was used to disprove that light propagated through a luminiferous aether. ...


After World War II, the current Kyoto University was established by merging the imperial university and the Third Higher School, which assumed the duty of teaching liberal arts as the Faculty of Liberal Arts (教養部 Kyōyōbu?). The faculty was dissolved with the foundation of the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies (総合人間学部 Sōgō ningen gakubu?) in 1992. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Kyoto University has since 2004 been incorporated as a national university corporation under a new law which applies to all national universities. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite the incorporation which has led to increased financial independence and autonomy, Kyoto University is still partly controlled by the Japanese Ministry of Education (文部科学省 Monbu kagaku shō?). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学省; monbukagakushō), also known as MEXT is one of ministries of the Japanese government. ...


The current president is Kazuo Oike.


Campuses

The Clocktower
The Clocktower

The university has three campuses in Yoshida, Kyoto; in Gokashō, Uji; and in Katsura, Kyoto. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Yoshida (吉田, lucky/joyful ricefield) is the 12th most common Japanese surname. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Uji (Japanese: 宇治市; -shi) is a city on the southern outskirts of the city of Kyoto, on the Keihan line or the JR Nara Line towards Osaka. ... Katsura is a small suburb of Kyoto City in Japan. ...


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.


Faculties and graduate schools

  • Integrated Human Studies
  • Letters
  • Education
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Medicine
    • University Hospital
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
    • Experimental Farm
    • University Forests
    • Human and Environmental Studies
  • Energy Science
  • Asian and African Area Studies
  • Informatics
  • Biostudies
  • Global Environmental Studies

The Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University was founded in 1998, incorporating four former departments of the Graduate School of Engineering: Electronic and Communication, Applied Mathematics and Physics, Information Science, and Applied Systems Science. ...

Research institutes, centers, and facilities

  • Institute for Chemical Research
  • Institute for Research in Humanities
  • Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Advanced Energy
  • Wood Research Institute
    • Disaster Prevention Research Institute
  • Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Institute for Virus Research
  • Institute of Economic Research
  • Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Research Reactor Institute
  • Primate Research Institute
  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies
  • Radiation Biology Center
  • Radio Science Center for Space & Atmosphere
  • Center for Ecological Research
  • Radioisotope Research Center
  • Environment Preservation Center
  • Center for Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Center for Student Exchange
  • Research Center for Higher Education
  • University Museum
    • International Innovation Center
  • Research Center for Low Temperature and Materials Sciences
  • Center for student Health
  • Research Center for Sports Science
  • Counseling Center
  • University Archives
  • Center for Archaeological Operations
  • Center for African Area Studies
  • KU-VBL (Venture Business Laboratory)
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Kosobe Conservatory

The Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics ) is a research institute in the field of theoretical physics, attached to Kyoto University in Japan. ... The Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) is attached to Kyoto University in Japan. ... The Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University was established in 1967 as the first Japanese national research center for the study of primates. ... The Kosobe Conservatory is a botanical garden that forms part of the Experimental Farm, Kyoto University (京都大学大学院 農学研究科附属農場), located at Hacchonawate 12, Kosobe, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. ...

Notable alumni

Main article: List of Kyoto University people

Many famous prople have graduated from Kyoto University, including six Nobel laureates and five Japanese prime ministers. This is a list of people associated with Kyoto University in Japan. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Historical Sketch. About Kyoto University. Kyoto University (2004). Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  2. ^ Basic Ideas & Policies: Kyoto University Mission Statement. Kyoto University. Retrieved on 2007-09-02.

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See also

Kikuchi Dairoku as a professor at Tokyo Imperial University (now the University of Tokyo) Kikuchi Dairoku (菊池大麓 Kikuchi Dairoku, March 17, 1855 - August 19, 1917) was born in Edo, the second son of Mitsukuri Shuhei. ...

External links

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