探検! 京都大学

Facts and figures covering our 119-year history

As of April-May 2016

Students

Steeped in our culture of academic freedom

Current enrollment undergrad and grad students 22862

Males to females

About 3:1

Total graduates since founding 322896

Undergraduates 202737 Graduate students Doctoral 42556 Master's 74355 Professional 3248 As of March 2016

Enrollment by Faculty

(10 in total)

Male

Female

  • total 612,Male 438,Female 174

  • total 1081,Male 638,Female 443

  • total 305,Male 177,Female 128

  • total 1522,Male 1115,Female 407

  • total 1151,Male 929,Female 222

  • total 1417,Male 1285,Female 132

  • total 1316,Male 737,Female 579

  • total 419,Male 277,Female 142

  • total 4337,Male 3967,Female 370

  • total 1351,Male 931,Female 420

  • 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 476,Male 292,Female 184

  • total 197,Male 103,Female 94

  • total 477,Male 364,Female 113

  • total 246,Male 172,Female 74

  • total 1117,Male 960,Female 157

  • total 1151,Male 730,Female 421

  • total 215,Male 155,Female 60

  • total 2038,Male 1795,Female 243

  • total 961,Male 651,Female 310

  • total 648,Male 373,Female 275

  • total 353,Male 304,Female 49

  • total 152,Male 78,Female 74

  • total 559,Male 489,Female 70

  • total 272,Male 153,Female 119

  • total 46,Male 27,Female 19

  • total 148,Male 66,Female 82

  • total 90,Male 73,Female 17

  • total 205,Male 142,Female 63

PhDs in 2016 803 As of March 2016

Total since founding 42556

International students 2015-2016 2091

  • Europe 8.1%

  • Middle East 2.5%

  • Africa 3.5%

  • Asia 80.0%

  • Oceania 0.9%

  • North America 2.4%

  • Latin America 2.2%

  • other 0.4%

  • After graduation

    60% continue to grad school

    graduates 2931

    further study 58.2%

    employment 32.8%

    medical residency 3.4%

    other 5.6%

  • Employment by sector

    Many find work in service,finance & insurance, and manufacturing

    graduates 961

    service 22.2%

    finance & insurance 21.5%

    manufacturing 18.1%

    telecoms & transport 17.4%

    retail & wholesale 7.4%

    government 7.3%

    real estate 1.7%

    utilities 1.4%

    other 3.0%

  • After completing a graduate program

    MAs

    total 2125

    employment 74.0%

    further study 19.9%

    other 6.1%

  • PhDs

    total 690

    employment 61.9%

    further study 1.2%

    other 36.9%

  • MA & PhD career paths

    MAs 〔including professional degrees〕

    total 1675

    manufacturing 44.5%

    telecoms & transport 15.0%

    service 14.7%

    finance & insurance 7.8%

    government 4.4%

    construction 4.2%

    utilities 3.2%

    retail & wholesale 2.7%

    other 3.5%

  • PhDs

    total 462

    service 63.0%

    manufacturing 17.1%

    telecoms & transport 4.1%

    construction 2.2%

    finance & insurance 2.2%

    government 1.5%

    retail & wholesale 1.1%

    other 8.8%

Student clubs

athletic94
cultural100

School cafeterias

The most popular dish: kebab

  • Kebab

    200 servings daily

  • "President's" Curry

    A student invention Over 300000 served to date

Faculty

Research ranging from the universe to the visual arts

2755 total

10 Faculties, 18 Graduate Schools, and 14 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

    70

  • Graduate School of Economics

    37

  • Graduate School of Science

    264

  • Graduate School of Medicine

    244

  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    44

  • Graduate School of Engineering

    408

  • Graduate School of Agriculture

    190

  • Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

    117

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

    12

  • Institute for Chemical Research

    82

  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

    87

  • Primate Research Institute

    36

  • Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)

    24

  • Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS)

    19

  • Field Science Education and Research Center (FSERC)

    22

  • Kokoro Research Center

    5

Other grad schools, institutes, and offices

Graduate School of Energy Science 49, Institute of Advanced Energy 36, Radiation Biology Center 7, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research 1, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS) 29, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere 37, Center for Ecological Research 10, Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences 44, Graduate School of Informatics 105, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) 23, Center for Integrated Area Studies 11, Health, Safety, and Environment Organization 17, Graduate School of Biostudies 49, Institute for Virus Research 36, Wildlife Research Center (WRC) 6, Institute for Information Management and Communication (IIMC) 6, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) 45, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER) 17, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education 6, Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation (SACI) 1, Graduate School of Government 10, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) 37, The Kyoto University Museum 7, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) 12, Graduate School of Management (GSM-KU) 19, Research Reactor Institute 67, Center for Cultural Heritage Studies 5, Institute for Research in Humanities 49, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) 24, General Student Support Center 6, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences 29, Kyoto University Library 1, Kyoto University Archives 1

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 2016 295

Source: Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University

Research

Trailblazing science and scholarship

Nobel Laureates

From Kyoto University 9

From Japan 24

As of 1 April 2016

Discoveries and inventions

FY2015
  • Inventions

    439

  • Patent applications

    315

    (domestic)

  • Patents granted

    161

    (domestic)

  • New products

    IP-based development

    208 件

    390 million yen total value

Domestic inventions and patents

  • FY2013 inventions 393
  • FY2013 patent applications 290
  • FY2013 patents granted 156
  • FY2014 inventions 412
  • FY2014 patent applications 313
  • FY2014 patents granted 161
  • FY2015 inventions 439
  • FY2015 patent applications 315
  • FY2015 patents granted 161

Funding for private sector collaboration projects

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

  • FY2006 2987601 thousands of yen
  • FY2007 3469663 thousands of yen
  • 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
  • new drug dev, etc

International stats

Researchers from overseas. FY2015 946

  • Europe 31.5%

  • Middle East 2.0%

  • Africa 4.1%

  • Asia 46.7%

  • Oceania 2.2%

  • North America 12.5%

  • Latin America 1.0%

KU students studying abroad. FY2015 2810

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 6905113 volumes

as of March 2016

In a single stack about 173km high

about 1,320 times taller than Kyoto Tower. about 11,533 times taller than the Great Buddha of Nara

assuming an average book thickness of 2.5 cm

Taken from Kyoto University at a Glance 2016

For further details see:

・Kyoto University at a Glance 2016
・Kyoto University Facts and Figures