Intenational Relations

IFOM (FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology) – Milan, Italy
IFOM is a leading European research institute in the field of molecular oncology and has been a close partner
with Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine for research and educational activities.
IFOM and Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine jointly held a symposium in October, 2015,
providing a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss hot topics in cancer research through lectures
by experts and poster presentations by young researchers.

Link to IFOM website: http://www.ifom.eu/en/
More details about the symposium:


M8 Alliance / World Health Summit
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine has participated in the World Health Summit since 2009 as a member of the M8 Alliance. The “M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers and Medical Universities” was established as a medical and scientific forum of excellence. It is composed as a network of prestigious medical institutions to deal with scientific, political, and economic issues related to medicine and public health at the international level. This international network gives the World Health Summit an outstanding academic background. With these institutions, it is possible to establish a reference platform for medical development on a global scale. The Alliance acts as a permanent platform for framing the future considerations of global medical development and health challenges.

World Health Summit Official Website                   M8 Alliance Members
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Inter-departmental Agreements

Sister Institution Relationship
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine currently has agreement of sister institution with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson.)
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine contributes to cancer research through the Global Academic Program of MD Anderson with the other sister institutions and the partner institution.
Country Partner Institution Date Concluded
U.S.A The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Mar. 2009
Agreements of Academic Cooporation and Student Exchange
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine currently has agreements of academic cooperation and student exchange with educational and research institutes all over the world. These initiatives allow us to implement joint research, student exchange, and the exchange of scientific information with partner institutes.

<As of August 31, 2016>


Area / Country Partner Institution Date Concluded
Academic Cooperation Student Exchange
Asia China China Medical University Mar. 1987
China Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology Sep. 1996 Sep. 2008
China Fudan University Shanghai Medical College Sep. 2007 May. 2009
China Peking University Health Science Center May 2008
China China-Japan Friendship Hospital Oct. 2011
Korea Yonsei University College of Medicine Jun. 2012 Dec. 2012
Korea Seoul National University College of Medicine Dec. 2012 Dec. 2012
Vietnam Hanoi Medical University Nov. 2007
Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine / Faculty of Science Nov. 2009
Thailand Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, and Faculty of Science, MAHIDOL University Dec. 2010 Dec. 2010
Taiwan National Taiwan University College of Medicine Apr. 2014
Taiwan Kaohsiung Medical University College of Medicine Apr. 2014
Taiwan Taipei Medical University Jun. 2015
Singapore National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Apr. 2015
Bhutan Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan May 2015
Indonesia Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada /
Dr. Sardjito Hospital
Aug. 2015
Europe France Universite Bordeaux Segalen,
Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Bordeaux
Oct. 2006 May 2007
France NeuroSpin, Life Sciences Division, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Apr. 2009
Italy IFOM, The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation May 2010 May 2010
North America U.S.A University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Jul. 1995
U.S.A Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School Feb. 2015
Canada Mcgill University Faculty of Medicine Oct.. 2014
U.S.A Saint Anthony College of Nursing Feb.2017
U.S.A The University of Pittsburgh – Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education Sep.2017