Entrance Examination Briefing in 2019 (held on June 1, 2019)

The entrance exam briefing will be held in Kyoto University. In the briefing we will introduce the social informatics department, the procedure of exam, and each division.
Please note that the briefing will in principle be presented in Japanese. There will be a chance to talk to the teaching staff in English during the round-table conference at the end of the briefing.

Global networking is rapidly expanding via information technology. Based upon the trends of technologies, which penetrate our daily lives, the Department of Social Informatics seeks to clarify the structures of highly complex information societies and actually design information systems that are useful for the world. Therefore, we endeavor to support the globalized activities of humans in the areas of culture, economics, ecology, disaster management, healthcare and education.

Research and education at each group in the department of social informatics.
Graduating School of Master Students
Graduating schools of master students, its fraction, and the fraction of foreign students.
Education Program
The curriculum and unique education systems in the department of social informatics.
Leading Graduate School: Unit of Design
Information about the leading graduate school “Unit of Design”


2019. 06. 01. (SAT) 13:00 –


Lecture room 1 (1F), Research building No.7, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University (Campus map (68))


The entrance examination briefing has finished. Thank you for your participation.


  • From JR Kyoto, Hankyu Shijo-kawaramachi, or Keihan Demachiyanagi station
    • By Bus
      • From JR Kyoto station: Take Kyoto city bus #17, #206 or the Rapid for Kyoto Univ. Hospital to Hyakumanben bus stop. Alternatively, take the Kyoto Univ. Hospital loop bus (“hoop”) to Kyoto University bus stop.
      • From Hankyu Shijo-kawaramachi station: Take Kyoto city bus #3, #17, or #201 to Hyakumanben
    • By train
      • From JR Kyoto station: Take a JR train for Tofukuji, and transfer to a Keihan train to Demachiyanagi
      • From Hankyu Shijo-kawaramachi station: Take a Keihan train at Gion-shijo station to Demachiyanagi
    • By walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi station
      • Walk along Imadegawa street for 10-15 minutes to the east and you will reach the Hyakumanben intersection
  • From Hyakumanben intersection
    Hyakumanben is an intersection of Imadegawa and Higashioji streets. Research building No.7 is located at the northeast corner of Yoshida campus of Kyoto University. So enter the campus from the southeast of the Hyakumanben intersection, and walk towards east to find Research building No.7. Please look at the campus map for the details.


12:30 Registration open

13:00 – 13:20  Introduction of the department and examination
13:20 – 13:40  1a,b: Distributed Information Systems
13:40 – 13:50  2: Human-Robot Interaction
13:50 – 14:00  3: Social Media
14:00 – 14:10  5b: Global Information Network
14:10 – 14:20  6: Information Security (Adjunct Unit)
14:20 – 14:30  8: Bioresource Informatics
14:30 – 14:40  9: Environmental Informatics

14:40 – 15:00  — Break —

15:00 – 15:10  10: Integrated Disaster Management Systems
15:10 – 15:20  11: Emergency Management for Disaster Reduction Systems
15:20 – 15:30  12: Crisis Information Management System
15:30 – 15:40  13: Medical Informatics (Affiliated)
15:40 – 15:50  14: Learning and Educational Technologies (Affiliated)

15:50 – 16:50  Round-table conference and demo


Contact e-mail address:contact [AT MARK] soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp
(Please replace [AT MARK] with @)
Please contact us at the email address above if you have any question about this briefing.



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