GS10 Speakers

President Juichi Yamagiwa


Kyoto University

Juichi YAMAGIWA was elected president of Kyoto University in 2014. Prior to his appointment, he served as dean of the university’s Graduate School and Faculty of Science, and as a member of the university Administrative Council.  He has Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from Kyoto University. His major research interests are primatology and anthropology, fields that have led him to spend considerable time in Africa conducting research on gorillas and chimpanzees. He has formerly served as president of the International Primatological Society.  He is currently a member of the Japan Academic Council, a vice president of the Japan Association of National Universities, and a member of the Central Environment Council of the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.