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

Concept of the Symposium

  • A high-profile topic related to the research of the invited laureate will be selected as the theme of the symposium. The symposium will provide the general public with an opportunity to gain insight into cutting-edge research.
  • From 2018, the KUIP Symposium will focus on the achievements of an invited Kyoto Prize laureate.
  • Reflecting the interdisciplinary spirit of the Kyoto Prize, scholars in fields other than that of the invited laureate will also be invited to contribute, thereby ensuring multi-disciplinary perspective.
  • The symposium seeks to share academic achievements of Kyoto University with the public. Researchers from Kyoto University organize the symposium as well as to participate as speakers.
  • By holding the symposium annually in Tokyo, the symposium aims to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of people from diverse background.



KUIP from the academic year 2014 to 2017

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