Kyoto Institute of Technology (Kyōto Kōgei Sen'i Daigaku) in Kyoto, Japan is a Japanese national university established in 1949. History of the Institute extends back to two schools, Kyoto Craft High School (established in 1902 at Sakyo-ku, Yoshida) and Kyoto Sericulture Training School (established in 1899 at Kita-ku, Daishogun, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce), which were forerunners of the Faculty of Engineering and Design and the Faculty of Textile Science, respectively. The former was moved to Sakyo-ku, Matsugasaki in 1930 and changed its name to Kyoto Industrial High School in 1944.
The latter developed into Kyoto Sericulture High School, under direct supervision of the Ministry of Education in 1914, changed its name to Kyoto Sericulture Technical High School in 1931 and further to Kyoto Technical High School of Sericulture in 1944. The two forerunners merged in 1949, due to educational system revisions, to establish the present School of Science and Technology. Together with Shinshu University and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, the Institute is one of Japan's three historical centers of textile research. 2,968 undergraduates (23% women) and 1110 graduate students (23% women), 170 of whom are international students from 30 countries, comprised the student body as of May 1, 2011. From 2008 to 2009, 330 KIT researchers traveled abroad and 175 researchers came to KIT from abroad.