Introduction of Ujigawa Open Laboratory
The Ujigawa Hydraulics Laboratry of Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University was established in 1953. The laboratory is located near the southern edge of Kyoto city, just beside the right-hand levee of Uji River (the "Ujigawa" after which the laboratory is named) and its site covers an area of 68,700㎡. The main purpose of the laboratory was to investigate various problems concerning natural disasters caused by water and soil. DPRI was reorganized into 5 research divisions and 5 research centers and has been a center of cooperative research projects for the national universities in 1996. With this reorganization of DPRI, Ujigawa Hydraulics Laboratry has changed its name as "Ujigawa Open Laboratory" in 2002. The meaning of "Open Laboratory" is that the use of facilities in the laboratory is open up for every researcher, private company, school, and etc. in the world. We will expect your use of our laboratory.
Ujigawa Open Laboratory Steering Committee
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University