History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1949, Kyoto Institute of Technology is a public university. It was founded by the collaboration of Kyoto Craft High School (founded in 1902 at Sakyo-Ku, Yoshida) and Kyoto Sericulture Training School (founded in 1899 at Kita-Ku). Kyoto Institute of Technology has affiliations with 50 universities worldwide for their Kyoto Institute of Technology exchange program.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The Kyoto Institute has three campuses, Matsugasaki, Saga, and Kyo-Tango. It is one of Japan's three historical textile research centers, along with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Shinshu University. All three campuses are lush and green and represent state-of-the-art infrastructure. The Campuses are Research Centres, Arts and Culture Centre, Research and Development Centre, Centre Hall, Museum, Basketball courts, Sports room, Bioresource Field Centre, Health Centre, and International Student Club. The library of the University is quite huge and digitalized and well equipped with the latest version of books, e-books, foreign journals, and documents. Kyoto Institute of Technology offers programs in both Japanese and English.
Accomplishments and Alumni
In 2006, the Kyoto Institute of Technology has attributed 28 patents. Kyoto Institute of Technology is a multidisciplinary university providing quality education to its students. The University primarily lays emphasis on innovation and technological advancements. With its efforts, the Kyoto Institute of Technology has concentrated its efforts on developing world-class technological manufacturing products. The Kyoto Institute of Technology has been awarded various research awards for its scientific projects. The notable alumni of the institute are Matsukuma, Hiroshi (History and Philosophy of Architecture, Public Space Planner), Jinnai, Hiroshi (professor), and Kishi Waro (born 1950) (professor emeritus, architect).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Kyoto Institute of Technology has about 2,900 undergraduates and about 1,100 postgraduate students at the institute. The institute has about 170 international students on campus. The male to female ratio is 77:23 at the Kyoto Institute of Technology. The visiting companies on the campus are Amazon, Hitachi Consulting, and Samsung.