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    International strategy

Since its foundation in 1897 and built upon deep roots and rich traditions, Kyoto University boasts outstanding prestige due to its dynamic academic life and its commitment to foster diversity and inclusion as sources of creativity and excellence.

Greetings from the Director


Welcome to the International Strategy Office Kyoto University (iSO-KU). This office was established in 2016, aiming to promote and coordinate the University's wide range of international activities.

In April 2018, iSO-KU was restructured, and now it brings together the University's multiple international offices to work under a common umbrella. The restructuring also entailed a staff increase, reflecting the importance and priority for Kyoto University to strengthen its international activities.

Further internationalization undoubtedly contributes to promoting cutting-edge research, providing high-quality education, producing a globally-competitive young generation of professionals, and transforming our society into a sustainable one.

iSO-KU provides one-stop service to international staff and students who are interested in working with us on research or who are planning to study at Kyoto University. If you are looking for information about our University, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are your partner and ready to work with you.