Kyoto University

Also found in: Wikipedia.

Kyoto University,

at Kyoto, Japan; founded 1897 as Kyoto Imperial Univ., renamed 1947. With 10 faculties, 17 graduate schools, and 13 research institutes, it is one of Japan's leading research-oriented institutions. The second university to be established in Japan, it began with colleges of law, medicine, letters, and science and engineering. Faculties of economics and agriculture were added by the 1920s, and the faculty of education in 1948. A college of liberal arts was established in 1949 and the graduate school in 1953.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kyoto University


one of the leading and oldest national universities of Japan. It was founded in 1897 by imperial decree as a college for physics and mathematics and engineering. In the 1920’s the following colleges were incorporated in Kyoto University: law (founded in 1889), medicine (1899), philology (1906), economics (1919), and agriculture (1923). These colleges were turned into faculties. In 1915 the physics and mathematics and engineering faculty was divided into two faculties: natural sciences and engineering. In addition, education and pharmacy faculties were founded.

In the 1971 academic year Kyoto University had the following faculties: philology, education, law, economics, natural sciences, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, and engineering. There were also 15 research institutions, including institutes for chemical research, fundamental physics, mathematical sciences, economic research, humanistic studies, disaster prevention, virus research, and nutrition studies. Within the faculties there were also scientific institutions—for example, under the faculty of natural sciences there were 15, including institutions for geophysics, volcanology, and seismology, an astronomical observatory, and a meteorological institute. The university also has a library (founded in 1899), botanical gardens, and historical and archaeological museums. The university has a student body of more than 14,000 and a faculty of 558 professors, including Hideki Yukawa, the prominent physicist and Nobel Prize winner.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The team cultivated corneal epithelial cells from a donor's iPS cells provided by Kyoto University. It used millions of these to engineer a membrane 3 centimeters in diameter and 0.03 to 0.05 millimeters thick to replace the whitish, turbid part that precludes the patient from seeing clearly.
Koichi Murata, from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues used data from the Kyoto University Rheumatoid Arthritis Management Alliance from 2011 to 2015 (2,182 patients with RA).
The Kyoto University website describes Tasuku Honjo as "quiet man." The 76-year-old is a graduate of the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University.
"This will be the world's first clinical trial using iPS cells on Parkinson's disease," Jun Takahashi, professor at Kyoto University's Centre for iPS Cell Research and Application, told a news conference.
iPS Academia's iPS cell patent portfolio primarily issues from the work of Shinya Yamanaka at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at Kyoto University.
iPS Academia Japan is an affiliate of Kyoto University, and its main role is to manage and utilize the patents and other intellectual properties held/controlled by Kyoto University and other institutions in the field of iPS cell technologies so that the research results contribute to health and welfare worldwide.
Summary: Osaka [Japan], April 25 (ANI): The Panasonic Corporation today announced it has agreed with the Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University to form a partnership for the creation of innovation in living spaces and consumer electronics.
TOKYO, Jan 24, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Kyoto University, Fujitsu Limited, and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Researchers at Kyoto University have found that molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems.
Singapore, Singapore, January 21, 2016 --( KDLSG will exhibit future-predicting applications based on a new future-predicting technology that dubbed 'Relatedness Technology' developed by Kyoto University. The exhibit will take place at ITEX ASIA 2016 from January 21 to 22 at Singapore EXPO.