The Heidelberg University Office in Kyoto has just opened on April 14. The office is located on the southern main campus of Kyoto University on the ground floor of the Yoshida International House. This completed the framework in which both of Kyoto University and Heidelberg University have their own liaison offices at both universities, and staff of each university engage in supporting international educational/research activities.
A variety of people from relevant organizations such as Heidelberg University, Kyoto University, Heidelberg City, Kyoto City, and DAAD, including the president of Heidelberg University and the mayor of Heidelberg, attended the opening ceremony.
It is expected that this framework serves as a new model for the international collaboration, and plays a leading role to strengthen academic and scientific exchange between Japan and Germany.