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Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
TEL. +81-568-63-0567
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P.R.I. Information

 The Primate Research Institute (PRI) was established in 1967 and has for the past four decades been promoting basic research on primates including humans. Japan is a special country in terms of the study of nonhuman primates. Unlike all other highly industrialized countries or G8 member states, it has an indigenous species of primate, called the Japanese monkey or Snow monkey. The birth of Primatology in Japan dates back to 1948. The PRI aims to understand the Order Primates from a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of ecology, sociology, behavior, cognition, brain sciences, physiology, genetics, genomics, biomedicine, morphology, paleontology, and other aspects of living and fossil species, to ultimately elucidate the origin and evolution of human nature. The PRI has been contributing to the education of graduate course students under the Biological Sciences in the Graduate School of Science. Students enrolled at PRI have the special opportunities of receiving financial support from the ITP-HOPE project that allows you to go abroad for laboratory training and the fieldwork. In 2009, PRI founded a new center, named CICASP. It aims to facilitate international collaboration and advanced studies in Primatology.




Dormitory Guide

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External evaluation

External evaluation by foreign scholars of the research activities at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University between 1996-2000


Guideline for field research of non-human primates

Animal Welfare and Animal Care Committee