Kyoto Institute of Technology

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Kyoto Institute of Technology
京都工芸繊維大学
Mark of Kyoto Institute of Technology.png
Established Founded 1949,
Chartered 1899
Type Public (National)
Location Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Nickname Kosen
Website www.kit.ac.jp

Kyoto Institute of Technology (京都工芸繊維大学, Kyōto Kōgei Sen'i Daigaku) in Kyoto, Japan is a Japanese national university established in 1949. The history of the Institute extends back to two schools, Kyoto Craft High School (established in 1902 at Sakyo-ku, Yoshida) and Kyoto Sericulture Training School (established in 1899 at Kita-ku, Daishogun, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce), which were forerunners of the Faculty of Engineering and Design and the Faculty of Textile Science, respectively. The former was moved to Sakyo-ku, Matsugasaki in 1930 and changed its name to Kyoto Industrial High School in 1944. The latter developed into Kyoto Sericulture High School, under direct supervision of the Ministry of Education in 1914, and changed its name to Kyoto Sericulture Technical High School in 1931 and further to Kyoto Technical High School of Sericulture in 1944. The two forerunners merged in 1949, due to educational system revisions, to establish the present School of Science and Technology. Together with Shinshu University and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, the Institute is one of Japan's three historical centers of textile research.

Kyoto Institute of Technology has a campus at Matsugasaki in Sakyō-ku. Another campus is at Saga in Ukyō-ku. Its Japanese nickname is Kōsen (工繊). In English it is known as KIT.

Beginning in October 2007, graduate course instruction became available in English through the International Program for Science and Technology for specially selected students from the 50 institutions worldwide with KIT Exchange Agreements.

Statistics[edit]

2,968 undergraduates (23% women) and 1110 graduate students (23% women), 170 of whom are international students from 30 countries, comprised the student body as of May 1, 2011. From 2008 to 2009, 330 KIT researchers traveled abroad and 175 researchers came to KIT from abroad.[1]

Programs[edit]

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

  • Applied Biology
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Chemistry and Materials Technology
  • Electronics
  • Information Science
  • Mechanical and System Engineering
  • Design Engineering and Management
  • Architecture and Design
  • Integrated Science and Technology (evening programs in Bioscience, Nanomaterial

Science, Mechatronics Technology and Information Design Technology)

The university graduate school, established in 1988, awards master's and doctoral degrees in science and technology.

Master's Programs[edit]

  • Applied Biology
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Chemistry and Materials Technology
  • Electronics
  • Information Science
  • Mechanical and Systems Engineering
  • Design Engineering and Management
  • Architecture and Design
  • Design
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Advanced Fibro-Science

Doctoral Programs[edit]

  • Materials and Life Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Design Science
  • Advanced Fibro-Science
  • Biobased Materials Science

Centers and Campus Facilities[edit]

The Building No.3 built in 1930
Saga Campus(Center for Bioresource Field Science)

In 2006, 28 patents were attributed to Kyoto Institute of Technology.

Notable KIT graduates and professors[edit]

  • Asai Chu (1856–1907) Artist[2][3][4]
  • Motono, Seigo 1882–1944 (architect, professor) [5]
  • Sei-ichi Shiraiphotos of work (1905–1983) Architect, KIT graduate[6][7]
  • Kimura, Kosuke [8] (professor emeritus, former president)
  • Nakamura, Masao [9] (professor emeritus, architect and researcher of tea houses and sukiya-style construction)
  • Takeda, Goichi [10] 1872–1938
  • Yoshitake, Touri [11] 1886–1945 (alumni and architect, designer of the Diet Yokohama Customs Buildings)
  • Matsukuma, Hiroshi [12] (History and Philosophy of Architecture, Public Space Planner)
  • Jinnai, Hiroshi (professor),[13][14]
  • Kishi, Waro [15] (b. 1950) (professor emeritus, architect)
  • Kimura, Hiroaki [16] (b. 1952)(professor, architect)
  • Kojima, Kazuhiro [17] (1958 – professor, architect)
  • Yoneda, Akira [18] (b. 1959)(professor, architect)
  • Kidosaki, Nagisa [19] (b. 1960)(professor, architect)
  • Nagasaka, Dai [20](b. 1960)(professor, architect)
  • Sakamoto, Chikao (1911–1998) alumni and former director of Hokkaido and Okinawa Development Bureaux
  • Ono, Shinji (1947–1967)former governor of Wakayama Prefecture
  • Matsui, Takaji (1956) – alumni, Biologist at Kyoto Municipal Zoo, Japan Center for Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Sato, Sanpei [21]- (b. 1929) Cartoonist and Political Satirist of Fujisan Taro (Asahi Shinbun, 1965) fame
  • Mishima, Hisanori [22](alumni, architect and urban planner)
  • Kita, Chikara [23](alumni and architect )
  • Itoh, Sekisui [24] (b. 1914)(alumni, ceramic artist and living national treasure)
  • Kurosaki, Akira [25](b. 1937) (alumni, woodblock artist)
  • Yama, Rokuro [26](1897–1982)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facts and Figures, Kyoto Institute of Technology 
  2. ^ http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/search?cx=000402883345883018606%3A_vyxciou4z0&cof=FORID%3A11&q=Chu%20Asai&sa=Search#1650
  3. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/37653/Asai-Chu
  4. ^ http://www.artnet.com/artists/chu-asai/past-auction-results
  5. ^ http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110004659876/en A STUDY ON WORKS, ACTIVITIES AND ARCHITECTURAL IDEAS OF SEIGO MOTONO IN 'THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN' [in Japanese] Retrieved 2011-06-24
  6. ^ http://eng.archinform.net/arch/15534.htm Retrieved 2011-06-30 (Noa Building in the Azabudai area of Tokyo, 1974, by Seiichi Shirai.
  7. ^ http://rempei.web.infoseek.co.jp/photo/kiji/011zensyoji.html Retrieved 2011-06-30
  8. ^ http://www.ks-architects.com/ja/works/contents.php?&id=89
  9. ^ http://image.search.yahoo.co.jp/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=jinbutsu&rkf=1&p=%E4%B8%AD%E6%9D%91%E6%98%8C%E7%94%9F
  10. ^ http://inaxreport.info/data/INAX169_04_14.pdf
  11. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=zkkjpWYS8icC&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=Tori+Yoshitake+diet+building+yokohama+customs&source=bl&ots=tGUpOJAttc&sig=8MeDX0d8FGIngOotc30Lkn7RIA8&hl=en&ei=Zef6TZfEOIryvwOo86yhBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
  12. ^ http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20110429a3.html
  13. ^ http://www.polymers.nl/Events/Events_archive?ci_id=1437&year=2009
  14. ^ http://www.jeol.com/NEWSEVENTS/PressReleases/tabid/521/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/108/Dr-Jinnai-Kyoto-Institute-of-Technology-and-JEOL-Receive-Minister-of-Education-Award.aspx
  15. ^ http://k-associates.com/k.associates/en/
  16. ^ http://www.ks-architects.com/
  17. ^ http://architecturalgrammar.blogspot.com/2011/03/space-block-hanoi-by-kazuhiro-kojima.html
  18. ^ http://www.infoteli.com/hojo-house-by-akira-yoneda-architecton.htm
  19. ^ http://whatwedoissecret.org/madebyblog/2010/02/house-in-yoyogi-uehara/
  20. ^ http://thehouse-a.jp/arch/nagasaka.html
  21. ^ http://d.hatena.ne.jp/panojikara/
  22. ^ http://www.gk-design.co.jp/GK_Report/GKReport_15.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/project.cfm?id=1843
  24. ^ http://www.nihon-kogeikai.com/KOKUHO-E/ITO-SEKISUI-E/ITO-SEKISUI-SAKUHIN-E.html
  25. ^ http://lubergallery.typepad.com/lubergallery/akira-kurosaki.html
  26. ^ http://www.kasho.org/6nin/rokuro.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°01′27″N 135°43′29″E / 35.02417°N 135.72472°E / 35.02417; 135.72472