Project Support Fund

Katsura Library Fund

On to the future! Promoting science and engineering research as a base of open science

The Katsura Campus is home to educational and research activities carried out by numerous project researchers in addition to teachers and students of the Graduate School of Engineering and Faculty of Engineering. A research base is forming here with original research along with advanced and fascinating education as well as creative state-of-the-art technology being provided to society in cooperation with industry.

The Katsura Library will open on the Katsura Campus in the spring of 2020. It will be the first stand-alone library on the Katsura Campus, sharing university-wide functions that utilize the features of science and engineering.
In addition to traditional library functions, this library will serve as a hub for collecting, storing, and sharing science and engineering materials, including plenty of electronic journals, and as a global innovation support base for the core of engineering, science, and technology at Kyoto University.

We have established this fund with high expectations to create and maintain a better environment for the Katsura Library as a place to make new discoveries and exchanges for those belonging to the Katsura Campus, including students who spend a lot of their time in their research labs.
Utilizing this fund, we would like to further enrich campus life for students, faculty, staff, and researchers; construct an information base for the community and society; and promote innovation throughout the entire community with enriching science and engineering archives as well as the promotion of active open science activities.

Fund applications



Education and research support

Establishing an environment for collaboration between students and researchers, such as a research commons*
Enriching reading materials (including electronic mediums)
*Space where students and researchers can have free discussions

Environment improvement assistance

Increasing our archive of valuable works, open-access book shelves, etc.

Young researcher assistance

Providing assistance to young researchers who promote open science

For more information, please visit
the Kyoto University Library Network website