探検! 京都大学

Facts and figures covering our 120-year history

As of April-May 2017

Students

Steeped in our culture of academic freedom

Current enrollment undergrad and grad students 22698

Males to females

About 3:1

Total graduates since founding 329146

Undergraduates 205700 Graduate students Doctoral 43301 Master's 76614 Professional 3531 As of March 2017

Enrollment by Faculty

(10 in total)

Male

Female

  • total 605,Male 436,Female 169

  • total 1066,Male 641,Female 425

  • total 301,Male 174,Female 127

  • total 1509,Male 1095,Female 414

  • total 1152,Male 915,Female 237

  • total 1409,Male 1276,Female 133

  • total 1274,Male 738,Female 536

  • total 421,Male 279,Female 142

  • total 4287,Male 3905,Female 382

  • total 1336,Male 902,Female 434

  • 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 463,Male 287,Female 176

  • total 190,Male 103,Female 87

  • total 476,Male 344,Female 132

  • total 236,Male 164,Female 72

  • total 1135,Male 970,Female 165

  • total 1139,Male 716,Female 423

  • total 221,Male 164,Female 57

  • total 2018,Male 1765,Female 253

  • total 961,Male 653,Female 308

  • total 635,Male 358,Female 277

  • total 335,Male 290,Female 45

  • total 162,Male 83,Female 79

  • total 562,Male 497,Female 65

  • total 286,Male 166,Female 120

  • total 53,Male 27,Female 26

  • total 155,Male 73,Female 82

  • total 100,Male 78,Female 22

  • total 211,Male 137,Female 74

PhDs in 2017 745 As of March 2017

Total since founding 43301

International students 2016-2017 2214

  • Europe 8.4%

  • Middle East 2.4%

  • Africa 3.1%

  • Asia 80.0%

  • Oceania 1.1%

  • North America 2.3%

  • Latin America 2.3%

  • other 0.4%

  • After graduation

    60% continue to grad school

    graduates 2963

    further study 58.4%

    employment 31.9%

    medical residency 3.4%

    other 6.3%

  • Employment by sector

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

    graduates 945

    finance & insurance 21.7%

    service 20.7%

    telecoms & transport 19.1%

    manufacturing 15.0%

    government 10.3%

    retail & wholesale 5.9%

    utilities 2.2%

    real estate 2.0%

    other 3.1%

  • After completing a graduate program

    MAs

    total 2221

    employment 73.0%

    further study 18.7%

    other 8.3%

  • PhDs

    total 672

    employment 53.6%

    further study 0.9%

    other 45.5%

  • MA & PhD career paths

    MAs 〔including professional degrees〕

    total 1692

    manufacturing 43.8%

    telecoms & transport 15.2%

    service 13.3%

    finance & insurance 8.1%

    government 5.7%

    construction 3.5%

    retail & wholesale 3.5%

    utilities 3.0%

    other 3.9%

  • PhDs

    total 376

    service 58.8%

    manufacturing 19.7%

    telecoms & transport 4.8%

    construction 2.7%

    government 2.1%

    finance & insurance 1.7%

    retail & wholesale 1.6%

    other 8.6%

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

2745 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

    87

  • Graduate School of Education

    34

  • Graduate School of Law

    69

  • Graduate School of Economics

    35

  • Graduate School of Science

    261

  • Graduate School of Medicine

    256

  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    40

  • Graduate School of Engineering

    394

  • Graduate School of Agriculture

    190

  • Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

    114

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

    12

  • Institute for Chemical Research

    80

  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

    88

  • Primate Research Institute

    35

  • 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 173, Graduate School of Energy Science 47, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS) 29, Graduate School of Informatics 99, Graduate School of Biostudies 50, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) 44, Graduate School of Government 10, Graduate School of Management (GSM-KU) 20, Institute for Research in Humanities 49, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences 64, Institute of Advanced Energy 37, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere 35, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) 23, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER) 15, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) 35, Research Reactor Institute 69, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) 33, Kyoto University Library 1, Radiation Biology Center 7, Center for Ecological Research 10, Wildlife Research Center (WRC) 6, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education 6, The Kyoto University Museum 8, 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 42, 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) 7

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 2017 306

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 2017

Discoveries and inventions

FY2016
  • Inventions

    370

  • Patent applications

    286

    (domestic)

  • Patents granted

    188

    (domestic)

  • New products

    IP-based development

    237 件

    540 million yen total value

Domestic inventions and patents

  • FY2014 inventions 412
  • FY2014 patent applications 313
  • FY2014 patents granted 161
  • FY2015 inventions 439
  • FY2015 patent applications 315
  • FY2015 patents granted 161
  • FY2016 inventions 370
  • FY2016 patent applications 286
  • FY2016 patents granted 188

Funding for private sector collaboration projects

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

  • 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
  • FY2016 5540024 thousands of yen
  • new drug dev, etc

International stats

Researchers from overseas. FY2016 984

  • Europe 30.8%

  • Middle East 1.8%

  • Africa 3.4%

  • Asia 47.0%

  • Oceania 2.3%

  • North America 13.0%

  • Latin America 1.7%

KU students studying abroad. FY2016 2959

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 7006456 volumes

as of March 2017

In a single stack about 175km high

about 1,340 times taller than Kyoto Tower. about 11,682 times taller than the Great Buddha of Nara

assuming an average book thickness of 2.5 cm