Faculty of EconomicsJAPANESE PAGE
The Faculty of Economics of Kyoto University was established in 1919, and in 2019 will celebrate the centenary of its foundation. Prior to its formal founding, from 1899 onwards, a number of lectures on economics were delivered at the Faculty of Law (College of Law). This historical background means that Kyoto University has the oldest faculty in Japan committed to research and education in economics. Since its inception, the Faculty has produced many renowned scholars and researchers and a number of prominent economic and business leaders. Many of our graduates have gone on to play pivotal roles in society, contributing to its betterment.
In the face of the changing economic system, evolving market and the globalization of the world economy, the Faculty has made constant efforts to pursue innovation in the study of economics and business management. These endeavors ensure that education delivered at the Faculty is at the forefront of the field and fully incorporates global perspectives.
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Economics Education at Kyoto University
For details on the core characteristics of education at the Faculty of Economics see this link.
Many graduates of the Faculty of Economics go on to pursue research careers, becoming high-level researchers and scholars. Many others pursue careers in business, with prominent leaders in the business world counted among our graduates. Typical career destinations for our graduates include the government institutions, such as the Financial Services Agency, the Board of Audit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Bank of Japan; the private financial sector, which includes major insurance and securities firms; and leading firms in various other industries.