Inappropriate accounting treatment at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University Disciplinary dismissal of two former directors November 24, 19:24
Professors of the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, who are world-famous for their research on monkeys, had improper accounting treatment totaling more than 1.1 billion yen. Two people were punished for disciplinary dismissal.
Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa and Professor Masaki Tomonaga, former directors of the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, have been involved in the construction of a breeding facility for orangutans, and during the four years up to 2014, fictitious transactions with no actual delivery and fictitious transactions It has become clear that he was illegally spending more than 500 million yen on research expenses by making up for the loss of the contractor.
In addition, when the Board of Audit investigated up to 2017, it was found that improper accounting treatment totaling more than 1.1 billion yen was carried out, including fraudulent expenditures of more than 500 million yen.
In response to this problem, Kyoto University decided on the 24th that both professors were disciplined and dismissed because they were in a position to instruct faculty and staff, but they damaged the credibility of the university and caused damage. ..
In addition, a total of four professors and clerical staff involved were suspended or reprimanded.
Kyoto University commented, "We take the situation seriously, and in the future, we will thoroughly manage funds, etc., and work to prevent recurrence throughout the university, and we deeply apologize to all concerned and the public." I will.