Keio University
About Keio University

Keio has a proud history as Japan's very first institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by Keio’s founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. Since the school's inception as a private university, Keio graduates have risen to the forefront of innovation in every imaginable academic field, emerging as social and economic leaders.

Keio has continued to pursue Yukichi Fukuzawa's spirit of jitsugaku, which holds that one should not just acquire information from book learning, but should learn from real-life experiences in order to apply viable solutions to actual problems. Keio continues to pursue jitsugaku today, fostering forward-looking thinkers.

These stances of Keio resonate with CEMS’ focus on academic excellence, professional skills, international openness, and social responsibility. In today's internationally interdependent world, Keio places great effort upon maintaining the finest teaching faculty and superlative facilities. Based on the knowledge and experience of their predecessors, today's Keio students strive to develop the leadership qualities that will enable them to make valuable contributions to tomorrow's society.

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