Entrance Examination Briefing in 2021 (held on May 16, 2021, from 1:00 pm)

The entrance examination briefing of the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University will be held using an online meeting. In the briefing we will introduce our department, the procedure of entrance examination, and each research group.
Please note that the briefing will in principle be given in Japanese. There will be a chance to talk to the teaching staff in English during the separate Zoom meetings 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 endeavour 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, and the number 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”


2021. 05. 16. (SUN) 13:00 –


The briefing is usually held in the lecture room of the Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics. However, this year it will be held using a Zoom meeting to prevent new coronavirus infections. We will send the detailed information, including how to attend the Zoom meeting, to the participants that register for the event.


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



13:00 – 13:20  Introduction of the department and examination
13:20 – 13:30  1: Distributed Information Systems
13:30 – 13:50  2: Human-Robot Interaction
13:50 – 14:00  3: Social Media
14:00 – 14:20  5: Global Information Network
14:20 – 14:30  6: Information Security (Adjunct Unit)

14:30 – 14:50  — Break / Meeting with faculty / students in individual laboratories —

14:50 – 15:10  8, 9: Biosphere Informatics
15:10 – 15:20  10: Integrated Disaster Management Systems
15:20 – 15:30  11: Emergency Management for Disaster Reduction Systems
15:30 – 15:40  12: Crisis Information Management System
15:40 – 15:50  13a: Medical Informatics
15:50 – 16:00  13b: Medical Informatics
16:00 – 16:10  14: Learning and Educational Technologies

16:10 – 17:00  Meeting with faculty / students in individual laboratories
  (A separate Zoom meeting will be set up for each laboratory)


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.

* [Guidelines for Admission] can be obtained at the Graduate School of Informatics or by post. The Guidelines for Admission have usually been distributed at the Entrance Examination Briefing, but this year they cannot be distributed as the briefing is held online. If you need the Guidelines, please pick them up at the counter of the administration office of the Graduate School of Informatics or request them by mail.



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