探検! 京都大学

Facts and figures covering our 121-year history

As of April-May 2018

Students

Steeped in our culture of academic freedom

Current enrollment undergrad and grad students 22654

Males to females

About 3:1

Total graduates since founding 333656

Undergraduates 206881 Graduate students Doctoral 44078 Master's 78880 Professional 3817 As of March 2018

Enrollment by Faculty

(10 in total)

Male

Female

  • total 598,Male 429,Female 169

  • total 1066,Male 633,Female 433

  • total 295,Male 176,Female 119

  • total 1504,Male 1092,Female 412

  • total 1134,Male 920,Female 214

  • total 1397,Male 1265,Female 132

  • total 1226,Male 723,Female 503

  • total 415,Male 264,Female 151

  • total 4271,Male 3862,Female 409

  • total 1321,Male 884,Female 437

  • 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 456,Male 290,Female 166

  • total 181,Male 93,Female 88

  • total 475,Male 335,Female 140

  • total 221,Male 147,Female 74

  • total 1152,Male 989,Female 163

  • total 1157,Male 698,Female 459

  • total 243,Male 177,Female 66

  • total 2027,Male 1766,Female 261

  • total 923,Male 623,Female 300

  • total 653,Male 372,Female 281

  • total 356,Male 305,Female 51

  • total 162,Male 81,Female 81

  • total 593,Male 515,Female 78

  • total 289,Male 168,Female 121

  • total 62,Male 34,Female 28

  • total 161,Male 73,Female 88

  • total 86,Male 69,Female 17

  • total 230,Male 144,Female 86

PhDs in 2018 777 As of March 2018

Total since founding 44078

International students 2017-2018 2474

  • Europe 8.4%

  • Middle East 2.1%

  • Africa 2.6%

  • Asia 81.0%

  • Oceania 0.9%

  • North America 2.6%

  • Latin America 2.1%

  • other 0.2%

  • After graduation

    60% continue to grad school

    graduates 2929

    further study 56.7%

    employment 33.6%

    medical residency 3.6%

    other 6.1%

  • Employment by sector

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

    graduates 984

    service 23.9%

    telecoms & transport 19.1%

    finance & insurance 17.7%

    manufacturing 14.8%

    government 8.6%

    retail & wholesale 7.1%

    construction 3.0%

    utilities 2.8%

    other 3.0%

  • After completing a graduate program

    MAs

    total 2178

    employment 72.4%

    further study 20.7%

    other 6.9%

  • PhDs

    total 687

    employment 55.1%

    further study 1.1%

    other 43.8%

  • MA & PhD career paths

    MAs 〔including professional degrees〕

    total 1660

    manufacturing 47.9%

    service 14.9%

    telecoms & transport 14.6%

    finance & insurance 6.3%

    construction 4.2%

    government 4.1%

    retail & wholesale 3.4%

    utilities 2.8%

    other 1.8%

  • PhDs

    total 491

    service 69.7%

    manufacturing 15.3%

    telecoms & transport 4.9%

    government 2.9%

    construction 2.6%

    finance & insurance 1.8%

    other 2.6%

Student clubs

athletic88
cultural100

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

2699 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

    84

  • Graduate School of Education

    36

  • Graduate School of Law

    63

  • Graduate School of Economics

    38

  • Graduate School of Science

    258

  • Graduate School of Medicine

    253

  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    42

  • Graduate School of Engineering

    381

  • Graduate School of Agriculture

    181

  • Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

    116

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

    11

  • Institute for Chemical Research

    82

  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

    83

  • Primate Research Institute

    34

  • Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)

    25

  • Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS)

    19

  • Field Science Education and Research Center (FSERC)

    24

  • Kokoro Research Center

    5

Other grad schools, institutes, and offices

Hospital 176, Graduate School of Energy Science 48, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS) 28, Graduate School of Informatics 103, Graduate School of Biostudies 52, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) 44, Graduate School of Government 10, Graduate School of Management (GSM-KU) 19, Institute for Research in Humanities 50, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences 66, Institute of Advanced Energy 34, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere 35, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) 22, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER) 15, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) 36, Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science (KURNS) 67, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) 32, Kyoto University Library 2, Center for Ecological Research 9 , Wildlife Research Center (WRC) 6 , Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education 6 , The Kyoto University Museum 8, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry (FIFC) 1, Center for Cultural Heritage Studies 5 , 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 44, Health, Safety, and Environment Organization 19 , Institute for Information Management and Communication (IIMC) 7, Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation (SACI) 1 , Institute for Advanced Study(KUIAS) 11

Rich learning environment

Undergrad faculty to student ratio

1:11

Source: education ministry MEXT

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

Courses offered in 2018 298

Source: Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University

Research

Trailblazing science and scholarship

Nobel Laureates

From Kyoto University 9

From Japan 25

As of 1 April 2018

Discoveries and inventions

FY2017
  • Inventions

    361

  • Patent applications

    230

    (domestic)

  • Patents granted

    137

    (domestic)

  • New products

    IP-based development

    259

    700 million yen total value

Domestic inventions and patents

  • FY2015 inventions 439
  • FY2015 patent applications 315
  • FY2015 patents granted 161
  • FY2016 inventions 370
  • FY2016 patent applications 286
  • FY2016 patents granted 188
  • FY2017 inventions 361
  • FY2017 patent applications 230
  • FY2017 patents granted 137

Funding for private sector collaboration projects

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

  • FY2008 3903903 thousands of yen
  • 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
  • FY2007 5910914 thousands of yen
  • new drug dev, etc

International stats

Researchers from overseas. FY2017 1155

  • Europe 30.5%

  • Middle East 2.2%

  • Africa 2.9%

  • Asia 49.1%

  • Oceania 2.1%

  • North America 11.1%

  • Latin America 2.1%

KU students studying abroad. FY2017 2915

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 7093273 volumes

as of March 2018

In a single stack about 177km high

about 1354 times taller than Kyoto Tower. about 11838 times taller than the Great Buddha of Nara

assuming an average book thickness of 2.5 cm