With access to cutting-edge research facilities and a state-of-art manufacturing center, students at Yagami Campus can get a head start investigating innovative ideas. Whatever their major, future innovators get the help they need to take their projects to the next level with endless assistance from Keio’s professors.
Graduate School of Science and Technology
When I arrived in Japan, I did not fully know what the research environment would be like in my chosen laboratory, but since I’ve arrived, I’ve had the chance to work together with people from five different countries both in the lab and in my classes.
Alumnus, Graduate School of Science and Technology
While studying clinical medicine for seven years in China, I saw many patients suffering from incurable illnesses. I decided to major in pathology, the field that bridges basic and clinical medicine, to deepen my knowledge of cancer. After looking into the integrated basic and clinical medicine and medical care programs at some universities, I decided to enter Keio University because the program at Keio’s Graduate School of Medicine was the most interesting to me and offered everything I was looking for. I got good results from the research project I carried out over the past two years and these were well-received when I presented the outcomes at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cancer Association. I am continuing my research with the goal of becoming a physician-scientist in Japan. I learned that what is important is to first figure out what you want to do in the future and what you need to study to get there. The Keio University Hospital is in central Tokyo, and in fact is very close to the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Just like the athletes who will come from all over the world to chase their dreams, my fellow students and I are also singularly focused on our goals.
Graduate School of Medicine
For me, Keio University was a place that allowed me to focus on the road I wanted to take. It was a place that offered a lot of freedom while fully supporting me whenever I set off to learn something. After graduating, I went back to South Korea and got a job at a Japanese construction company. After three years there, I began to want to work more globally, so I started to look for jobs in Japan and Singapore. The really great thing about being a Keio Alumni while I was job hunting was the Mita-kai alumni network that exists all over the world. The chairperson of the Singapore Mita-kai introduced me to local companies. Singapore is a global country, but I felt stronger about the potential in the Japanese market, and finally decided to move to a global company in Japan. Tokyo is a city that fuses retro with digital, and is the coolest city in the world. I am very proud to work in this city. In the future, I want to work in Shanghai where our Asia base is located, and then in Sweden where our head office is based. Every day I am working hard to achieve these goals and I’m sure my Keio network will be a great asset going forward. I will always cherish my ties to Keio University.
Alumna, Faculty of Business and Commerce
慶應義塾 ITC本部 職員・文学部卒
I chose to study at Keio University because of the all-English programs and because I could get a scholarship. In addition, I was particularly interested in studying at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) where I heard from a senior student that the professors there, some who are well-known, are truly passionate teachers. I was able to apply to the program from overseas and I think it's great how you can submit a self-introductory video instead of an interview. This helped me properly convey my thoughts and enthusiasm for wanting to study at SFC. I am making progress with my research in my major field, architecture, and I am learning a lot in the tea ceremony club. In the beginning, I couldn’t speak any Japanese, but with the help of my friends, by the time of the university festival, I was able to serve tea to the guests. Now, I am looking forward to getting a tea ceremony qualification, which can be gotten after practicing it for four years. At Keio, you have to be proactive and find opportunities for yourself. However, by doing this, you will meet so many different people and I think these are the most valuable life experiences.
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
(Global Information and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program)