Japan’s second oldest university will open a U.S. office adjacent to UC San Diego in April, the two universities announced Monday.
“We are proud to welcome Kyoto University to San Diego as its premier location to promote international partnerships in North America,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
“This decision bolsters San Diego’s standing as one of the smartest and most innovative cities in the world,” he added. “It’s yet another example of how San Diego’s research ecosystem and collaborative culture continues to drive our economy and attract the world’s most talented individuals.”
Sandra A. Brown, vice chancellor of research at UCSD, called the new office “a milestone” resulting from years of work by faculty and staff at both institutions.
“UC San Diego and Kyoto University are premier research partners, and we expect our collaborations to expand by having the Kyoto University office next door,” Brown said.
Located in Japan’s ancient imperial capital, Kyoto University is one of Asia’s leading research-oriented institutions, having produced ten Nobel Prize laureates.
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