The Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japanese: 京都大学霊長類研究所, Hepburn: Kyōto Daigaku Reichōrui Kenkyūjyo) is a Japanese research center for the study of primates. It was founded in 1967 by primatologists Kinji Imanishi and Junichiro Itani. The Institute works toward understanding the biological, behavioral and socioecological aspects of primates, and the origin and evolution of humans. The Institute is located in the city of Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, which is about 150 km east of the main campus of Kyoto University. Through the Division of Biological Sciences of the Graduate School of Science of Kyoto University, the Institute offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctorate of Science degrees in the field of primatological science. Since 2013, the director of the institute is Hirohisa Hirai (following Tetsuro Matsuzawa's tenure from 2006-2012).
Latitude: 35° 23' 2.99" N
Longitude: 136° 57' 14.99" E
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