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Three Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Keio has integrated its strengths to form the transdisciplinary research and education initiatives of Longevity, Security, and Creativity. The global nature of these initiatives presents us with opportunities to strengthen collaborative ties with the international community through joint research and academic exchange with world-leading universities. Keio’s global initiatives will contribute to a sustainable, secure, and highly creative world where people live better, longer lives.

  • LongevityInitiative to realize a society
    where people live better,
    longer lives

    Health Science
    World-leading research on health and longevity at the Center for Systems Medicine (Center of Innovation Program)
    Regenerative medicine for a healthy longevity society (iPS/ES regenerative medicine)
    Towards a Healthy Longevity Society
    Research on population and family structures, labor conditions of older people, social security and public finance (GCOE)
    Public policy research (WHO, EU, World Bank, and World Economic Forum)
    New Technologies for a Longevity Society
    Technological reform for medical nursing care
    Nano/micro technology and robotics research
  • SecurityInitiative to assure a safer,
    more sustainable society

    Environmental Risks
    Science and technology to improve the air quality in East Asia
    Policy research, economic theory, empirical studies, and international projects at the grassroots level
    Public health research (Community/regional medicine, etc.)
    Economic Risks
    Fiscal and financial research to improve market quality and infrastructure
    Cyber security research and Internet governance
    Geopolitical Risks
    Regional security research, especially within East Asia
    Rule of law research
    Establishment of International LL.M. Program at Keio University Law School
  • CreativityInitiative to bolster
    innovation in education
    and research

    Basic Research
    Next-generation communication technologies (Haptic communications)
    Component measurement technologies (Human Metabolome Technologies Inc.)
    New materials research (Plastic optical fibers)
    Media/Expression Research
    Future of interactive, social and communication media at the Keio-NUS CUTE Center
    Collaboration with the world's top design schools
    with Keio's Global Innovation Design (GID) Program
    Management Research
    Advanced research into management, marketing, human resources, and value-added processes at Keio Business School, Japan's oldest internationally accredited business school

Research Videos

Keio has 10 undergraduate faculties and 14 graduate schools and offers numerous fields of study choose from. Find a faculty, graduate school, or field of study that interests you from the list below.

  • Professor Ippei Fujiwara, Faculty of EconomicsHow the government should design its communication policy

  • Professor Kenji Wada, Faculty of Business and Commerce The Effect of Monetary Policy on the Yields of the Japanese Government Bond in a Simple DSGE Model

  • Professor Rieko Nishikawa, Faculty of LawResearch on Anglo American law with main interest in the research is why the law can be the law

  • Professor Hidekazu Nishimura and Professor Tetsuro Ogi, Graduate School of System Design and ManagementResearch on the Safety of Automated Driving Vehicles and Drivers Using Virtual Reality Environment

  • Professor Koji Hase, Faculty of PharmacyRegulation of immune response by gut microbiota-derived metabolites

Keio Research Highlights features a selection of easy-to-read articles from the latest and most talked-about research covering a wide range of fields across the 10 undergraduate faculties and 14 graduate schools at Keio.

Flip through these visually-compelling pages to find the true meaning of the phrase jitsugaku, discover the groundbreaking research produced at Keio, dive into the stories behind Keio’s creativity and excellence, and explore the university’s long history of social innovation.

The Keio University Medical Science Reprint Collection contains a selection of 23 papers published by researchers at Keio University in Nature and the Nature family of primary research journals between 2006 and 2014. The discoveries in these papers have had an important impact on the fields of disease models, genome integrity, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cells, as highlighted in the five feature articles written exclusively for this collection. In the coming years, Keio University will continue to make critical advances in medical science and publish research that stands the test of time.

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