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Keio University is selected four education and research proposals in three fields of the Global COE Program - largest numbers chosen among private universities

Update:Jun. 18, 2008

Keio University is selected four education and research proposals in three fields of the Global COE Program in fiscal 2008. Seven centers, including three centers in fiscal 2007, will be adopted as Global COE Program at Keio University.

Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has established the "Global COE Program," which was launched in 2007. This program is designed to create centers of education and research excellence of the world's highest order, which will work to dramatically strengthen the university's function of educating young researchers capable of playing leading roles in global society. The program will cover all scientific fields, including interdisciplinary and combined fields and new disciplines.

In fiscal 2008, applications were called for in 'medical sciences,' 'mathematics, physics, and earth sciences,' 'mechanical, civil engineering, architectural and other fields of engineering,' 'social sciences,' and 'interdisciplinary, combined fields, new disciplines.' A total of 68 applications from 29 universities have been selected.

Fields Program Titles Departments of Graduate School Program Leaders
Medical Sciences Education and Research Center for Stem Cell Medicine Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine
Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine
Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine
Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine
Prof. Hideyuki Okano, Major in Physiology, Chair, Graduate School of Medicine
Mechanical, Civil Engineering, Architectural and Other Fields of Engineering Center for Education and Research of Symbiotic, Safe and Secure System Design Integrated Design Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology
Science for Open and Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Science and Technology
System Design and Management, Graduate School of System Design and Management
Prof. Takashi Maeno, Major in System Design and Management, Graduate School of System Design and Management
Social Sciences Raising Market Quality - Integrated Design of "Market Infrastructure" Economics, Graduate School of Economics
Commerce, Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Management, Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Accounting, Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Prof. Naoyuki Yoshino, Major in Economics, Graduate School of Economics
Social Sciences Designing Governance for Civil Societies Political Science, Graduate School of Law
Civil Law, Graduate School of Law
Public Law, Graduate School of Law
Sociology, Graduate School of Human Relations
Media and Governance, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Prof. Yoshihisa Hagiwara, Major in Political Science, Graduate School of Law