Affiliation and titles are as they were at the time of the symposium.

Concept of the Symposium(2014-2017)

  • The symposium aims to provide a platform for leading scholars and artists to discuss current topics and the latest developments in the fields covered by the Kyoto Prize, thereby promoting the advancement of those fields.
  • The symposium aims to raise international interest in the Kyoto Prize and raise awareness of its significance.
  • Through its programs of research and art-based presentation, the symposium seeks to contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers and artists.
  • The symposium aims to publicize new developments in various academic and art fields, and convey the appeal of those fields to the general public, as well as researchers and artists working in other fields, thereby stimulating cross-disciplinary discussion.

Fields of Focus

Advanced Technology Basic Sciences Arts and Philosophy
2014 Information Science Life Sciences Thought and Ethics
2015 Electronics Biological Sciences Music
2016 Biotechnology and
Medical Technology
Mathematical Sciences Arts
2017 Materials Science and Engineering Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics Theater, Cinema


Art, Science and Technology to Inspire Dreams and Adventure
Windows to the Future
Technology / Genetic Science / Arts
The Front Lines of Human Wisdom