Entrance Examination Briefing in 2016 (held on May 21, 2016)

The entrance exam briefing will be held in Kyoto University.
In the briefing, we will introduce the social infromatics department, the procedure of exam, and each division.

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.


2015. 05. 21 (SAT) 13:00 – 17:00 (tentative)


Lecture room 1, 2, and 3 (1F), Research building No.7, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University (Campus map (68))


The online registration is closed. Please make on-site registration.


  • From JR Kyoto, Hankyu Shijo-kawaramachi, or Keihan Demachiyanagi station
    • By Bus
      • From JR Kyoto station: Take Kyoto city bus #17 or #206 for Hyakumanben
      • From Hankyu Shijo-kawaramachi station: Take Kyoto city bus #3, #17, or #201 for Hyakumanben
    • By train
      • From JR Kyoto station: Take a JR train for Tofukuji, and transfer to a Keihan train for Demachiyanagi
      • From Hankyu Shijo-kawaramachi station: Take a Keihan train at Gion-shijo station for for Demachiyanagi
    • By walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi station
      • Walk along Imadegawa street for 10-15 minutes to the east, and reach 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 to the 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 – 13:30  Introduction to Kyoto University Design School
13:30 – 14:00  1a,b,c: Distributed Information Systems
14:00 – 14:10  4: Knowledge Cluster (Adjunct Unit)
14:10 – 14:30  5a,b: Global Information Network
14:30 – 14:40  6: Information Security (Adjunct Unit)
14:40 – 14:50  7: Market and Organizational Information Systems (Adjunct Unit)

14:50 – 15:10  — Break —

15:10 – 15:25  8: Bioresource Informatics
15:25 – 15:40  9: Environmental Informatics
15:40 – 15:50  10: Integrated Disaster Management Systems
15:50 – 16:00  11: Emergency Management for Disaster Reduction Systems
16:00 – 16:10  13: Medical Informatics (Affiliated)
16:10 – 16:20  14: Information Fluency Education (Affiliated)
16:20 – 17:00  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 adress above if you have any question about this briefing.



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