Kyoto University established the North American Center, located in Washington DC, to provide support to the university’s education, research and public relations activities in the United States and Canada. The four main areas of activity are 1) construction of networks through existing intellectual connections, such as the Kyoto University Alumni clubs 2) expansion of student exchange and collaborative research agreements, 3) support for local implementation of degree programs, short-term programs and other opportunities for academic exchange, and 4) collection and synthesis of information on research trends, developments in academia, funding opportunities and scholarships, as well as developing channels for enhancing the effectiveness of research outreach. We have also established a Kyoto University Liaison office, located on UC San Diego campus, as a coordination point for our West Coast partnerships and activities.

By facilitating opportunities for increased exchange of students, staff and faculty, the North American Center strives to contribute to the ongoing internationalization of Kyoto University, supporting the current generation of global intellectuals and fostering the next generation of global pioneers.


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Message from the Director

Welcome to Kyoto University's North American Center. The office is quickly establishing itself as a launching pad for increased collaboration between the current and future intellectual leaders of North America and Japan. Enhancing exchange across the Pacific, we hope to make a dynamic contribution to the ongoing internationalization of academia in Japan, the United States and Canada.

Professor Nathan Badenoch
Director, North American Center