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Kyoto University

KYOTO UNIVERSITY IS located in Kyoto, Japan; it is the second oldest Japanese University. The mission of the university is “to sustain and develop its historical commitment to academic freedom and to pursue harmonious coexistence within human and ecological community on this planet.” It is known for focusing on basic science research, then generating industry from this research, and finally sharing the knowledge gained with the community in educational endeavors. There are three campuses—two are in Kyoto while the third campus is technically in Uji; nevertheless, the campuses are within close proximity and can be said to all be in Kyoto.

Kyoto University has a long and eventful history. Notable events include the founding in 1897 as Kyoto Imperial University, with a college of science and ...

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