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On-site Laboratories


Kyoto University launched the On-site Laboratory initiative in September 2018 as part of its strategy under the Ministry of Education's Designated National University (DNU) program. Through the initiative, academic departments and centers at Kyoto University establish laboratories in collaboration with overseas partners, which are hosted on the campuses of either or both of the participating institutions and are locally managed.

The laboratories are tasked with conducting world-leading advanced research, developing quality human capital, recruiting talented international students, and expanding collaboration with industrial partners. Through these efforts, Kyoto University aims to strengthen its institutional infrastructure with a view to playing a greater role in international academia, as well as further contributing to Japan's development and innovation.

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On-site Laboratories

Established in 2018

1. Kyoto University Research Center San Diego

  • Established by:
    The Graduate School of Medicine
  • Partner institution: The University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA
  • Location: San Diego, USA
  • Functions: Joint research in the field of medicine, recruitment of international students, and expansion of collaboration with industrial partners

2. IFOM-KU Joint Research Laboratory

  • Established by:
    The Graduate School of Medicine
  • Partner institution: The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM), Italy
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Functions: Advanced cancer biology research, and training of graduate students and early-career researchers

3. Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology

4. Kyoto University On-Site Laboratory at Mahidol University for Educational and Research Collaboration in Environmental Studies

5. Smart Materials Research Center

Established in 2019

6. Kyoto University Shanghai Lab

  • Established by:
    The Institute for Chemical Research
  • Partner institution: Fudan University, China
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Functions: Promoting cutting-edge chemical research, expanding international collaborations and equipment sharing, and exchanging human resources with partner institutions

7. Center for Advanced Genomic Field Science

  • Established by:
    The Primate Research Institute
  • Partner institution: Makerere University, Uganda
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda
  • Functions: Advanced studies of genomic and physiological sciences and field works, and promotion of collaborative research with African, European, and US institutions

8. iPS Cell Research Center at Gladstone Institutes

  • Established by:
    The Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)
  • Partner institution: Gladstone Institutes, USA
  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Functions: Advanced research on iPS cells, training of early-career researchers, and recruitment of international students

9. Center for Integrated Biosystems

10. Quantum Nano Medicine Research Center

Established in 2020

11. Laboratory for Green Porous Materials

On-site Laboratory logo

The On-site Laboratory logo incorporates a symbolic representation of Kyoto University's growing network of international partnerships, representing the University's ongoing expansion of collaborative research and education efforts through the On-site Laboratory initiative.

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