Students from other countries constitute an important part of Swiss Universities and enrich their programs in international studies. Kyoto University has academic and student exchange agreements with 4 universities such as ETH Zurich, Uni Lausanne, UZH and EPFL. In order to commemorate this exchange of students and the borderless flow of academic knowledge, an international symposium has been inaugurated in Kyoto on November 27th, 2016. This symposium saw Swiss students and Alumni of Swiss Universities in Japan celebrate the friendly ties between their countries. Two EPFL Alumni made speeches during the event.