探検! 京都大学

Facts and figures covering our 122-year history

As of April-May 2019

Students

Steeped in our culture of academic freedom

Current enrollment undergrad and grad students 22629

Males to females

About 3:1

Total graduates since founding 339939

Undergraduates 209822 Graduate students Doctoral 44850 Master's 81168 Professional 4099 As of March 2019

Enrollment by Faculty

(10 in total)

Male

Female

  • total 587,Male 432,Female 155

  • total 1069,Male 648,Female 421

  • total 283,Male 170,Female 113

  • total 1490,Male 1091,Female 399

  • total 1127,Male 904,Female 223

  • total 1391,Male 1262,Female 129

  • total 1189,Male 726,Female 463

  • total 421,Male 257,Female 164

  • total 4224,Male 3814,Female 410

  • total 1313,Male 862,Female 451

  • Faculty of Integrated Human Studies
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agriculture

Enrollment by Graduate School

Male

Female

  • total 459,Male 286,Female 173

  • total 185,Male 93,Female 92

  • total 465,Male 313,Female 152

  • total 231,Male 144,Female 87

  • total 1148,Male 974,Female 174

  • total 1181,Male 718,Female 463

  • total 239,Male 177,Female 62

  • total 2051,Male 1775,Female 276

  • total 906,Male 596,Female 310

  • total 689,Male 398,Female 291

  • total 373,Male 317,Female 56

  • total 152,Male 76,Female 76

  • total 617,Male 528,Female 89

  • total 261,Male 150,Female 111

  • total 72,Male 37,Female 35

  • total 175,Male 77,Female 98

  • total 84,Male 63,Female 21

  • total 247,Male 140,Female 107

PhDs in 2019 772 As of March 2019

Total since founding 44850

International students 2018-2019 2732

  • Europe 8.4%

  • Middle East 2.3%

  • Africa 2.5%

  • Asia 81.0%

  • Oceania 0.9%

  • North America 2.5%

  • Latin America 2.1%

  • other 0.3%

  • After graduation

    56% continue to grad school

    graduates 2936

    further study 55.8%

    employment 34.2%

    medical residency 3.4%

    other 6.6%

  • Employment by sector

    Many find work in service, telecoms & transport, and finance & insurance

    graduates 1005

    service 29.1%

    telecoms & transport 20.8%

    finance & insurance 14.1%

    manufacturing 13.0%

    government 8.5%

    retail & wholesale 6.4%

    real estate 3.3%

    utilities 2.5%

    construction 1.9%

    other 0.4%

  • After completing a graduate program

    MAs

    total 2257

    employment 72.9%

    further study 19.0%

    other 8.1%

  • PhDs

    total 665

    employment 58.0%

    other 42.0%

  • MA & PhD career paths

    MAs 〔including professional degrees〕

    total 1741

    manufacturing 43.6%

    service 20.7%

    telecoms & transport 15.5%

    finance & insurance 4.4%

    government 3.8%

    construction 3.6%

    retail & wholesale 3.6%

    utilities 2.8%

    real estate 1.1%

    other 0.9%

  • PhDs

    total 504

    service 75.6%

    manufacturing 14.1%

    telecoms & transport 2.4%

    government 2.0%

    retail & wholesale 1.8%

    finance & insurance 1.2%

    other 2.9%

Student clubs

athletic86
cultural97

School cafeterias

One of the most popular dishes: yogurt with fruit

  • Yogurt with Fruit

    220000 servings yearly

  • "President's" Curry

    A student invention Over 400000 served to date

Faculty

Research ranging from the universe to the visual arts

2660 total

10 Faculties, 18 Graduate Schools, and 13 research institutes,the largest of any Japanese university

Representative grad schools and institutes, and faculty totals

  • Graduate School of Letters

    88

  • Graduate School of Education

    38

  • Graduate School of Law

    67

  • Graduate School of Economics

    38

  • Graduate School of Science

    248

  • Graduate School of Medicine

    247

  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    42

  • Graduate School of Engineering

    384

  • Graduate School of Agriculture

    179

  • Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

    115

  • Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (Shishu-Kan)

    12

  • Institute for Chemical Research

    84

  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

    82

  • Primate Research Institute

    35

  • Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)

    25

  • Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS)

    18

  • Field Science Education and Research Center (FSERC)

    24

  • Kokoro Research Center

    5

Other grad schools, institutes, and offices

Hospital 165 Graduate School of Energy Science 46 Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS) 26 Graduate School of Informatics 98 Graduate School of Biostudies 51 Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) 42 Graduate School of Government 10 Graduate School of Management (GSM-KU) 19 Institute for Research in Humanities 49 Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences 63 Institute of Advanced Energy 34 Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere 35 Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) 21 Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER) 14 Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) 34 Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science (KURNS) 68 Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) 31 Kyoto University Library 2 Center for Ecological Research 9 Wildlife Research Center (WRC) 6 Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education 5 The Kyoto University Museum 8 Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry (FIFC) 1 General Student Support Center 6 Kyoto University Archives 1 Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research 1 Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences 46 Health, Safety, and Environment Organization 17 Institute for Information Management and Communication (IIMC) 7 Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation (SACI) 1 Institute for Advanced Study(KUIAS) 13

Rich learning environment

Undergrad faculty to student ratio

1:11

Source: Kyoto University

Tackling a broad range of research fronts in ILAS small-group seminars

Courses offered in 2019 295

Source: Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University

Research

Trailblazing science and scholarship

Nobel Laureates

From Kyoto University 10

From Japan 26

As of 1 April 2019

Discoveries and inventions

FY2018
  • Inventions

    382

  • Patent applications

    257

    (domestic)

  • Patents granted

    148

    (domestic)

  • New products

    IP-based development

    262

    700 million yen total value

Domestic inventions and patents

  • FY2016 inventions 370
  • FY2016 patent applications 286
  • FY2016 patents granted 188
  • FY2017 inventions 361
  • FY2017 patent applications 230
  • FY2017 patents granted 137
  • FY2018 inventions 382
  • FY2018 patent applications 257
  • FY2018 patents granted 148

Funding for private sector collaboration projects

Kyoto University was the largest domestic recipient of joint research funding during FY2014. Source: education ministry MEXT

  • FY2009 5613524 thousands of yen
  • FY2010 6231529 thousands of yen
  • FY2011 5782291 thousands of yen
  • FY2012 6649823 thousands of yen
  • FY2013 6817133 thousands of yen
  • FY2014 7966350 thousands of yen
  • FY2015 7831464 thousands of yen
  • FY2016 5540024 thousands of yen
  • FY2017 5910914 thousands of yen
  • FY2018 5857873 thousands of yen
  • new drug dev, etc

International stats

Researchers from overseas. FY2018 1176

  • Europe 29.7%

  • Middle East 3.6%

  • Africa 1.9%

  • Asia 50.8%

  • Oceania 1.4%

  • North America 10.3%

  • Latin America 2.3%

KU students studying abroad. FY2018 3037

Asia attracts the most students

Other topics

Access

  • Kansai International Airport

  • 75min by train

  • Hiroshima

  • Nagoya

  • Tokyo

  • JAPAN

Kyoto Station

KYOTO CITY

  • Kyoto Station

  • Kyoto University

  • Kiyomizu Temple

  • Kinkaku-ji Temple

  • Fusimi Inari Shrine

  • Mt.Daimonji

  • 30min by bus

  • 30min by bus

  • 30min by bus

  • 40min by bus and train

KYOTO CITY

  • Kyoto Station

  • Kyoto University

  • Kiyomizu Temple

  • Kinkaku-ji Temple

  • Fusimi Inari Shrine

  • Mt.Daimonji

  • 30min by bus

  • 30min by bus

  • 30min by bus

  • 40min by bus and train

  • The University's symbolic Clock Tower

    Built in 1925 (Taisho 14). Over 90 years of history

    Inside

Important Cultural Property 1

Registered Tangible Cultural Properties 11

Library collection 7126337 volumes

as of March 2019

In a single stack about 178km high

about 1,360 times taller than Kyoto Tower (131m) about 11,893 times taller than the Great Buddha of Nara (14.98m)

assuming an average book thickness of 2.5cm