20 Facts About Keio University


Keio University, abbreviated as Keio or Keidai, is a private research university located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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Keio University is one of the members of the Top Global Keio University Project, funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

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Keio University is one of the member universities of RU11 and APRU, and it is one of only two Japanese universities to be a member of the World Economic Forum's Global University Leaders Forum.

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Keio University produced the largest number of CEOs of companies listed in the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and ranks 53rd in top 100 Global Executives, according to Times Higher Education's "Alma Master Index 2017".

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Keio traces its history to 1858 when Fukuzawa Yukichi, who had studied the Western educational system at Brown University in the United States, started to teach Dutch while he was a guest of the Okudaira family.

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Keio University is known for being the first institution to introduce many modern education practices in Japan:.

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Keio University put "Independence and self-respect" as a foundation of its education.

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Keio University was established in 1858 as a School of Western studies located in one of the mansion houses in Tsukiji by the founder Fukuzawa Yukichi.

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Keio University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.

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Two other Keio University students had died due to over-drinking in 2012 and 2013.

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The difficulty level of entrance exams at Keio University is one of the highest among private universities in Japan.

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Keio University has provided 3 presidents of Japanese Economic Association in its 42-year history, and this number is 5th largest.

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In Eduniversal Keio University is one of only 3 Japanese schools categorized in "Universal Business schools with major international influence".

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Keio University has been influential in Japanese medical societies as well.

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Keio University is one of 2 Japanese universities which provided a president of World Medical Association.

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Nikkei BP has been publishing a ranking system called "Brand rankings of Japanese universities" every year, composed by the various indications related to the power of brand, in which Keio University was top in 2014, and ranked second in 2015 and 2016 in Greater Tokyo Area.

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Keio University has ten undergraduate faculties, which cover a wide range of academic fields, with each operating independently and offering broad educational and research activities.

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Keio University Hospital is one of the largest and most well-known general hospitals in Japan, the number of surgeries for carcinoma uteri in 2007 was top and the one for lung cancer was third among all university hospitals.

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Some prominent Keio University alumni include: Japanese Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi, Ryutaro Hashimoto, and Tsuyoshi Inukai .

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Humanities Media Interface Project at Keio University is known for its high-quality digital images of Gutenberg Bibles and other rare books.

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