Strategic Partnership Agreement with Vienna University (10.8, Kyoto)

Kyoto University and Vienna University enjoy a lively exchange of incoming and outgoing students and researchers since the conclusion of research and student  exchange agreements in 1993 and 1997. Research collaboration was further stipulated by a research partnership agreement in 2018. This was accompanied by the 1st Joint Workshop in Vienna in September 2018.


Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa (President of Kyoto University) and Prof. Heinz W. Engl (President of  Vienna University) signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement in the presents of Hubert Heiss (Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Japan) on 8 October 2019. Its aim is to deepen the connections between both universities even further.


We think it to be a special honor, that this agreement was concluded with the historic Vienna University, in the same year that commemorates the 150 year anniversary of the Freedom and Friendship Agreement between Japan and Austria.


Kyoto University will hold the 2nd Joint Workshop on 24 and 25 October. Kyoto University European Center will support the workshop on site and is working towards strengthening the relations with Vienna University in Europe.


(left to right on the front row):
Mr. Hubert HEISS (Austrian Embassy, Ambassador)
Prof. Heinz W. Engl (Rector, University of Vienna)
Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa (President of Kyoto University)
Dr. Kayo Inaba (Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations of Kyoto University)

(left to right on the back row):
Prof. Yukari Mitsuhashi (Vice-Director of International Strategy Office Kyoto University)
Prof. Yasuyuki Kono (Vice-President for International Strategy, and Director of International Strategy Office Kyoto University)
Prof. Takashi Muranaka (Professor of Faculty and Graduate School of Law)
Dr Junji Yamamoto (International Strategy Office Kyoto University’s Administrative Director)


Handshake between Prof. Heinz W. Engl (Rector, University of Vienna) and Dr. Yamagiwa Juichi (President of Kyoto University)