Kyoto University

Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8501, Japan

+81 75-753-7531

Kyoto University states its mission to sustain and develop its historical commitment to academic freedom and to pursue harmonious coexistence within the human and ecological community on this planet.

Kyoto University is a comprehensive research university with a student body comprising ambitious young people from diverse cultural backgrounds who are pursuing studies in a wide variety of fields. The university’s overall enrollment of 23,000 students includes approximately 2,000 international students from around 100 countries and regions throughout the world. 

Kyoto University has assembled a community of approximately 3,500 world-class faculty members, including international researchers from many different countries. At present, the university comprises ten faculties, eighteen graduate schools, fourteen research institutes, and sixteen academic centers. In the spirit of Kyoto University’s long-standing tradition of academic freedom, our researchers pursue interdisciplinary research in search of solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.


  • Kyoto University will generate world-class knowledge through freedom and autonomy in research that conforms with high ethical standards.
  • As a university that comprehends many graduate schools, faculties, research institutes and centres, Kyoto University will strive for diverse development in pure and applied research in the humanities, sciences and technology, while seeking to integrate these various perspectives.


  •  Within its broad and varied educational structure, Kyoto University will transmit high-quality knowledge and promote independent and interactive learning.
  •  Kyoto University will educate outstanding and humane researchers and specialists, who will contribute responsibly to the world’s human and ecological community.

Relationship with society

  • As a university committed to a broad social engagement, Kyoto University will encourage cooperation with local and national society, and will disseminate knowledge informed by the ideals of freedom and peaceful coexistence.
  • As an international institution, Kyoto University will promote foreign academic exchange and thereby strive to contribute to the well-being of the world.


  •  In order to enhance the free development of learning, Kyoto University will pay due respect to the administrative independence of each of its component institutions, while promoting cooperation among them.
  • Kyoto University will conduct its administration with regard for the environment and respect for human rights and will be accountable to society at large.