Kyoto University and the Inamori Foundation jointly hosted the inaugural Kyoto University – Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium (KUIP) at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University on July 12 and 13. KUIP brings together researchers and artists who are performing noteworthy or cutting-edge work in fields covered by the Kyoto Prize. Through lectures and other activities, it aims to offer opportunities for fresh encounters that can lead to greater growth in the fields it represents. Under the theme of “The Front Lines of Human Wisdom:
Resonance of Life Science, Information Science, and Thought and Ethics,” the first KUIP featured the public symposium and workshops by 20 world leaders in their respective fields. A total of 700 people attended the event and listened attentively.