International Course in Primatology and Wildlife Research

Enrollment: April/October
Enrollment Limit : Master: 5, Doctor: 5
Degree : Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree
Address : Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506

Website

Please visit http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ for details.

Course Description:

 

The Primate Research Institute (PRI) in Inuyama and the Wildlife Research Center (WRC) in Kyoto promote basic and applied research by synthesizing various approaches to enhance our understanding of all primates and other wildlife. A new international course for graduate students focusing on the study of non-human primates and other animals, with the aim of promoting their conservation, health and welfare, as well as advancing our understanding of human nature, started in April 2011. Students in this course will join either the PRI or WRC and receive courses conducted in English.
The course will be managed by the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP), which was founded in April 2009.
The PRI presently has ca.40 faculty members, 50 graduate students and 20 international scholars, with international students now comprising over ca.30% of the student body. The institute is also home to ca.1200 non-human primates of 13 species. CICASP is staffed by international and Japanese faculty members and administrators who are fluent in English to facilitate student integration.
In 2014, CICASP partnered with the newly created Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS) of Kyoto University. Students who enroll in CICASP and Kyoto University can apply to PWS and if successful receive additional training in the areas of conservation science, public outreach and curation (e.g. at zoos, aquaria and museums), as well as financial support to conduct their research. Please contact us at the email address above for assistance in finding a suitable supervisor for the graduate course.

 

PRI has outdoor enclosures for chimpanzees and Japanese macaques that are utilized for international collaborative research.

PRI has outdoor enclosures for chimpanzees and Japanese macaques that are utilized for international collaborative research.

Japan has an indigenous monkey, the Japanese macaque, which has been studied in their natural habitats for more than 60 years.

Japan has an indigenous monkey, the Japanese macaque, which has been studied in their natural habitats for more than 60 years.

Welcome Message:

Dr. Takakazu Yumoto

Director of PRI and CICASP, Professor in the Section of Ecology and Conservation, specializes in the study of relationships between plants and primates.


 

The International Course is highly recommended for anyone wishing to study primatology and other wildlife research through Kyoto University. Unlike other highly industrialized countries, Japan has an indigenous species of primate, the Japanese macaque or snow monkey. Based on the accumulated experience of studying non-human primates, Kyoto University created a new center, the WRC, in April 2008. PRI and WRC promote scientific research and education on primates and other wild animals.