The Kyoto University School of Public Health was established in 2000, and was the first institution of its kind in Japan, offering the degrees of Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH). The school explores the integrated socio-ecological approach for health, referred to as the “New Public Health.” To meet the new health challenges of the 21st century, we combine classic public health fields such as communicable and chronic disease control, family health, nutrition and environmental health with new fields such as clinical epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, socioepidemiology, behavial science, health promotion, informatics, economics, and ethics. This innovative approach to public health is pursued by the school’s eighteen departments, which welcome motivated students and professionals from around the world with diverse backgrounds, including the medical, natural and social sciences.