International Activities

The Department accepts visiting researchers as well as undergraduate, graduate, research students from abroad. As a part of its international cooperative exchange program, the Department has a program named the International Doctoral Program in Engineering. This program provides young students and researchers with a master degree an opportunity to conduct further studies at Kyoto University, leading to a doctoral degree. The Japanese language is not required in this program. An applicant must be a graduate of a university with which the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, has signed an agreement of international academic exchange or equivalent

We have academic exchange agreements at the college/graduate school level with 28 engineering colleges/graduate schools including Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Dalian University of Tech-nology, University of Science and Technology of China (China), Czech Technical Univer-sity in Prague (Czech), Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen –Nürnberg, Universität Dortmund (Ger-many), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea), Delft Univer-sity of Technology (Netherlands), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Chulalongkorn University (Thai-land), and Univer-sity of Texas– Austin (USA).

Kyoto University has signed general memo-randums for academic exchange and co-operation with 79 universities including University of New South Wales, University of Sydney (Australia), University of Toronto, University of Waterloo (Canada), Tsinghua University (China), Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France), Seoul National University (Korea), University of Utrecht (Netherlands),

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National University of Singapore (Singapore), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland), Uppsala University (Sweden), Stanford University, Univer-sity of California, and University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign (USA).

The Department has also signed academic exchange agreements of its own, some of which has developed into the higher-level agreements, with the following universities:

  • University of Wisconsin (USA) since 1980
  • Technische Universität München (Germany) since 1982
  • Universität Karlsruhe (Germany) since 1985
  • Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) since 1985
  • Zhejiang University (China) since 1986
  • Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) since 1987
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) since 1988
  • Boris Kidrich Institute for Nuclear Science (Yugoslavia) since 1990
  • Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen –Nürnberg (Germany) since 1990
  • Universität Dortmund (Germany) since 1990

Intimate cooperation has been achieved with the chemical engineering departments of these universities as well as Chulalongkorn University, Waterloo University, and National University of Singapore.

Number of foreign researchers and students by nationality.