Kyoto University European Center provides latest information to scholars and researchers who are interested in studying in Europe or in Japan. It also supports the exchange of researchers between Kyoto University and institutions in Europe.
Kyoto University architecture student Narihara Takanori – one of the first Kyoto University students staying in Europe to study just shortly after travel restrictions due to Covid-19 were lifted – sat down with us in an interview. We talked about motivation, the way from the idea to actually going abroad as well as his experiences in Germany.
Shimamoto Tomonari (School of Public Health, Kyoto University) participated in a symposium organized by Kyoto University and Bordeaux University in 2015, which lead to a joint research project in public health. By applying for the EU Erasmus+ program, he was given the chance deepen the collaboration between both universities and research at “Bordeaux Population Health” Research Center. While staying in Bordeaux, he not only experienced an inspiring and open research atmosphere, but also a new way of living in the heart of France.