Enrollment Limit : Master: 5, Doctor: 5
Degree : Master’s Degree, Doctorate
Address : Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506
Please visit http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ for details.
The Primate Research Institute (PRI) in Inuyama and the Wildlife Research Center (WRC) in Kyoto promote basic research by synthesizing various approaches to enhance our understanding of all primates and other wildlife. A course for graduate students started in April 2011. This course focuses 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. Students in the international course will either join 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 approximately 40 faculty members, 35 graduate students and 20 international scholars. The institute is home to 1150 non-human primates of 14 species. The center (CICASP) is staffed by international and Japanese faculty members and administrators who are fluent in English. Please contact us at the email address above for assistance in finding a suitable supervisor for the graduate course.
Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Professor of the Language and Intelligence Section, Director of the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, specializes in the study of chimpanzees.
The International Course is highly recommended for anyone wishing to study primatology and other wildlife research in Japan. Unlike other highly industrialized countries, Japan has an indigenous species of primate, the Japanese monkey or snow monkey. Based on the accumulated experience of studying non-human primates, Kyoto University created a new center, the WRC, in April 2008. Both PRI and WRC promote scientific research and education on wild animals, with the aim of contributing to the peaceful coexistence of living organisms on planet Earth.