The Kyoto University Research Administration Office, or KURA, consists of university research administrators (URA) who are professionals with diverse areas of expertise and experience. KURA facilitates the development of an environment where researchers are dedicated to their research work with a focus on planning and operating research projects and returning the benefits of research to society. Kyoto University has organized departmental URA offices for this purpose in eight districts to support research activities on campus. In 2016, a new organizational structure was launched in which all URA offices operate under one Research Administration Office, called KURA. We will work closely with various stakeholders to enable campus-wide collaboration for maintaining research excellence.
To contribute to Kyoto University’s excellence in academic achievement by cooperating with faculty and researchers, and become a leading research administration hub that brings together professionals with diverse capabilities.
1. To cultivate an environment that enables researchers to demonstrate their full potential and support the promotion of research.
- Develop an environment that enables researchers to engage in their research work in partnership with other support organizations on campus
- Aim to obtain further external funding through URA’s powerful partnerships
- Support the promotion of international/interdisciplinary research
- Support the promotion of internationalizing research along with Kyoto University’s international strategy.
2. To conduct data analysis relating to the promotion of research and provision of information.
Develop new methods of analysis for developing research capacity and environments, and support the efforts for promoting research.
Research and analyze trends in academic policies and provide information.
3. To promote visibility of research activities and outcome, with a focus on returning the benefits of research to society.
Support disseminating research activities and results to society.
Promote communication between the university and society and support the creation of innovation.
4. To support human resource development and the establishment of infrastructure directed towards strengthening the activity of URAs.
Secure excellent URAs and develop a response system in order to quickly and flexibly respond to diverse needs for support.
Utilize educational opportunities proactively and foster URAs who have advanced expertise and techniques.
Build a network with URA related organizations inside and outside Japan.
The KURA brochure is available in pdf.