On October 26, Keio University President Atsushi Seike received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Economics, honoris causa, from Yonsei University in Korea and delivered a commemorative lecture titled “Towards a Life-long Active Society and the Role of Universities.” Keio University and Yonsei University have enjoyed academic and educational exchange since 1970, and the partnership agreement with Yonsei is one of the longest standing at Keio. In addition to the student exchange programs, Keio, Yonsei, and the University of Hong Kong recently launched the Three-Campus Program for Comparative East Asian Studies, and has now expanded its offerings to students from world-leading universities in Europe and North America. Through these ongoing initiatives, the two universities have continued to strengthen and consolidate their relationship.
The conferment ceremony was held in conjunction with Yonsei University’s 130th Anniversary celebrations. The next day, President Seike attended the Yonsei Global Summit 2015 and joined the President of Yonsei University Kap-Young Jeong and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong Peter Mathieson for a panel discussion on “Asia and Asian Leadership Education.” On the 28th, President Seike attended the 14th Korea-Japan Millennium Forum—which brings together four private universities in Korea and Japan—and engaged in dialogue with his counterparts at Yonsei University, Korea University, and Waseda University, and provided comments on presentations by student representatives of each university.
▲Group photo for the Yonsei Global Summit 2015 (President Seike is in the front row, sixth from right)
▲President Seike (fourth from right), Keio University Vice-President Jiro Kokuryo (second from right), and their counterparts at Yonsei University, Korea University, and Waseda University at the 14th Korea-Japan Millennium Forum
Photos courtesy of Yonsei University