Kyoto University (KU) is a state university in the Japanese city of Kyoto. It has around 23,000 students and 2,800 academic staff. Founded in 1897, it is the second oldest university in Japan.
Together with the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University is one of the country’s foremost universities and, with ten Nobel laureates to date, also one of the most respected worldwide. It is a full university with a very strong research focus, especially in the natural sciences and humanities. Starting in 2017, there are student exchange agreements on the university and faculty levels.