Kyoto University


Continente:
Asia
Country:
Japan Japan
Address:
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 JAPAN
Web Site:
www.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Kyoto University


About Kyoto University:

Kyoto University is one of Asia’s leading research-oriented institutions and is famed for producing world-beating researchers, including 13 Nobel Prize laureates. The motto of the school, which was founded in 1897, is “freedom of academic spirit”, a value it aims to instill on the 22,000 students enrolled on its undergraduate and graduate programs. The main Yoshida campus has been at the core of the university since its founding, and is notable for its fascinating architecture, encompassing a variety of styles, from brick buildings such as the Clock Tower Centennial Hall (a symbol of the university) to modern laboratory buildings. Other campuses include Uji campus, which hosts research institutes, state-of-the-art laboratories and testing facilities, and Katsura campus, conceived as a “technoscience hill”. Mixing the traditional and cutting edge, there is therefore no one typical student experience at Kyoto, though what is common to all students is the sense of belonging to an academic community at the forefront of new scholarly horizons, in particular when it comes to new technologies and meeting global challenges. For those interested in Japanese culture, the city of Kyoto will be of interest as it’s the birthplace of manga and was the capital city of Japan for over 1,000 years. Numerous cultural assets cultivated throughout its long history remain all over the city, and one in every 10 people there is a university student – by far the highest proportion of any Japanese city. Kyoto is also blessed with an abundance of nature, surrounded by mountains and tranquil temple gardens. Parts of the city are also a conservation hub. Compared with Osaka or Tokyo, the cost of living in Kyoto is relatively low; as the city center is fairly compact, students can travel around safely by bicycle.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 27 28 28 28 33 32 33 38 49 63 70 67 72 89 100

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 32 50 48 42 94 45 63 68 83 85 96 98 113 120
Engineering 27 25 40 42 41 42 69 60 85 92 112 132 124 166
Life Sciences 31 32 28 35 39 36 48 52 63 74 81 90 85 88
Medicine 111 124 132 136 136 142 172 178 183 188 169 156 153 189
Natural Sciences 9 10 12 12 14 14 15 18 30 29 34 31 36 43
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 401-450 351-400 -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 77 94 87 107 114 139 167 170 193 225 279
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 56 56 64
Chemistry 5 5 5 6 7 14 17 19 22 32 39
Chemical Engineering 5 9 14 25 26 35 48 72 90 144 251
Civil Engineering 55 63 61 77 72 108 113 113 124 155 143
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 147 145 180
Computer Science 134 143 136 159 180 234 252 264 255 244 301-350
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 60 73 75 97 116 142 172 185 236 227 301-350
Environment / Ecology 87 85 124 151 157 153 148 176 178 194 191
Geosciences 84 79 73 85 86 104 112 114 105 114 126
Immunology - - - - - - - - 98 97 116
Materials Science 24 27 28 36 36 47 60 69 78 97 107
Mathematics 56 58 44 49 85 75 78 86 101 84 130
Mechanical Engineering 34 63 35 107 69 140 218 208 210 207 236
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 169 167 176
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 58 73 65
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 156 176 189
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 36 48 97 114 113 153 160 168 208 230
Physics 25 23 19 24 22 34 32 42 27 29 38
Plant & Animal Science 21 19 25 38 39 40 41 50 47 51 57
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 401-450
Space Science - - - - - - - - 76 70 60
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 119
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 243
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 41