Visiting Researchers

Administrator: Sakiko Imaeda

List of Visiting Researchers


Visiting Researcher (i.e. Visiting Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Scholar)

This section has been established aiming to promote international cooperation with visiting scholars and and remarkable results of the cooperative research and education.

As the guest professor takes charges of the research and education in our course, he/her should be a person who has the qualification more than or equal to the full professor or the associate professor in Agricultural Research Courses of Kyoto University.

Invitation decision

The invitations of guest professors to the Section of Guest Professors are decided among the recommended candidates through a careful screening by the judging committee of this section in our Faculty. 

Employment Conditions for Guest Professors 

Formal nomenclature: 

Visiting research scholar (by the name of guest professor)


The obligation is 40 hours co-operative research/week You need to give a special lecture to our graduate students at least one time. (about one hour). Before going back to your country, you need to write a report on your joint research project with inviting professor (2 pages with A4 sheet). We would like to keep it as a record of your research and put it on our Homepage of Comparative Agricultural Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University.


It should be a person who has the qualification more than the equal to the professor or the associate professor in this research course.


The term of employment is more than 3 months and less than 1 year.


As a principle, a candidate must be under 65 years old at the employment. When over 65 years old, the document specifying reason, must be submitted.

Travel expenses:

Actual round trip air fare limited to the normal economy class fare from your nearest airport to Japanese airport, daily allowance and railway fare for travel in Japan will be guaranteed.


The salary is decided according to your post-undergraduate academic experience.

Commuting expenses:

will be paid. 

Research expense: 

Limited amount for your research will be paid

Paid holidays:

They are guaranteed in proportion to your term of employment.