The world first haven for emeriti to recycle wisdom

 History and Aim


The "Emeritus Club" is the world's first society for emeritus professors and their equivalents to exchange in scholarly debate. It was established in Kyoto, Japan in November 1, 1988. All the emeriti in the world are welcome to join its voluntary ranks.

It is maintained by membership fees and thus remains independent. Activities of the members are supported by the secretariat, with office facilities common for university professors. Several scientific and/or health-related organizations also have their offices in the Club. Scholarly exchagnes and cooperation among different disciplines are eagerly expected, although members are primarily independent to each other.

The club also serves to promote the well-being of its members by offering a means of intellectual stimulation in retirement.




At the 5th floor of Pastuer Building near Hyakumanben, all facilities of the Club are well-equipped.

There are desks for ten members, three small meeting spaces, a small library, a secretariat office with a copying machine, a facsimile, a small printing machine, internet facilities and so on. There are four kinds of members as follows:

Personal member A:
Emeritus professor or equivalent who has offices in the Club.
Personal member B:
Emeritus professor or equivalent who visits temporarily and joins the activities there.
Supporting member:
Person or organization who is willing to support the Club financially. They are mostly private companies and hospitals.

All members should pay their annual fees at the beginning of the fiscal year.

■ Emeritus Club Members (As of March 5, 2015)


   Club address


Research Institute for Production Development Building 4F15,
Morimoto-cho, Shimogamo,Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto 606-0805, JAPAN

Phone: +81-75-702-1141
Facsimile: +81-75-702-2141