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Welcome to KYOTO-U's OpenCourseWare:

The Three Principles of Kyoto University

Advance the scholarship of mankind and contribute to the light of the earth. Scholarship is the antithesis of physical force. Each of the modern sciences is tied to scholarship.

Cultivating words both foreign and familiar, education is to be enjoyed together. Language is the key to the integration of knowledge. Education based on superior language does not stop at mere knowledge transfer.

Brilliance is not prideful; a university of both intelligence and fellowship. Among many measures of scholarship and morality, Those of our university fall broadly within these three.


Kyoto University joined edX, which is one of MOOCs and started by MIT and Harvard as a future system of high education.

It is called “KyotoUx.” Now KyotoUx has opened a new course called "Chemistry of Life."
Details are below.

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Kyoto University joins edX Consortium (May 21, 2013)

Kyoto University joins iTunes U

November 17, 2011 - Kyoto University today announced the availability of its educational content on iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store ( Kyoto University has made over 86 collections such as course lectures, English references, and open seminars available as a free download on iTunes U.

Kyoto University content available on iTunes U includes the most recent symposium "Recovering from the Earthquake- Building a stronger and safer country", course lectures from Nobel Prize winner and renown Honorary Professor of Physics Toshihide Masukawa, "Introduction to Japanese Culture" intended for international students studying in Japan, and last lectures from Kyoto Universities tenure professors. Kyoto University is excited to be able to make the great education offered at the university campus, on iTunes U for everyone to enjoy.

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iOCW is a navigation system of OCW that navigates you to Kyoto University courses of your interest.
<How to use>
1) Input any words of your interest
2) Click "inspiration"
3) Click the result box which shows a course recommended by iOCW to jump to the OCW page


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We added a new function to the streaming of lectures.
Lecture videos is linked to power point files. If you select one of power point file you are interested in, you can move to the linked and lecture videl interactively.

The International Center Associate Prof. Shikiko KAWAKAMI "Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature"
Mr.André von der MARCK
The Third International Symposium of Urban Policy Unit for Low-Carbon Society
Keynote Speech1: Mr.André von der MARCK
Title:The Tramway in Nice and Transportation Policy in France
Plurilinguisme et pluriculturalisme : l’enseignement du français en Asie de l’Est et dans le monde
Conférence plénière 1: Jacques LEGENDRE (Sénateur, France)
Title:La politique linguistique de la France entre monolinguisme affiché et plurilinguisme toléré

International Conference

International conference - Organized by Kyoto University


Opencourse - Organized by Kyoto University

For translated courses: Japanese


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Message from President

OCW (OpenCourseWare) of Kyoto University is the project from 2005 which opens the lectures actually used in the courses on the internet. The purpose is to open the educational door wider to various people, such as students, staffs, teachers not only in Kyoto University but also in other universities, researchers of associate societies, senior high school students who want to study in Kyoto University and social man who want to study further, by learning the courses of Kyoto University. Moreover, it is also important to improve the visibility of Kyoto University in the world and propagate the cultures and traditions of Japan in Japanese. OCW aims to contribute to human’s knowledge assets and share them over the world, and to prompt the international exchange activities to enhance the communications with other countries in the world.

President of KYOTO University





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