慶 應 義 塾 大学
|motto||The pen is stronger than the sword|
|place||Tokyo , Japan|
|Students||33,530 ( May 2017 )|
|Employee||2,273 ( May 1, 2017 )|
|including professors||808 ( May 1, 2017 )|
The university was founded in 1858 by Fukuzawa Yukichi as Rangaku -juku - School for Western Studies -, gave itself in 1868 (year 4 of the Keiō era according to the Japanese era ) its current name Keiō Gijuku ( 慶 應 義 塾 , dt Keiō ”), set up her first university faculty in 1890 and advertises itself as the oldest university in Japan.
The university competes with Waseda University for the place of the most important private university in Japan . Visiting one of these prestigious schools is, unlike the state elite universities such as the University of Tokyo and the University of Kyoto , not necessarily linked to the country's most difficult entrance exam. Colloquially, the male students are sometimes referred to as "Keio boys".
There are: literature, economics, law, business studies, medicine, technology, policy management, environment and information studies, nursing and medical care. In addition, the university has been the Asian host organization of the World Wide Web Consortium since 1996 . A total of 28,112 students study at Keiō University (as of 2004).
There are seven locations:
- Mita Campus (Mita, Minato-ku , Tōkyō)
- Hiyoshi Campus ( Kōhoku-ku , Yokohama )
- Shinanomachi Campus ( Shinjuku -ku , Tōkyō)
- Yagami Campus (Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama)
- Shōnan Fujisawa Campus ( Fujisawa (Kanagawa) )
- Shin Kawasaki Campus ( Kawasaki (Kanagawa) )
- Tsuruoka Campus ( Tsuruoka )
In addition to the university, Keiō Gijuku also runs elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.
The university also has a large number of famous graduates with over 320,000 alumni. These include, for example, three former prime ministers of Japan, namely Junichiro Koizumi (2001-2006), Ryūtarō Hashimoto (1996-1998) and Tsuyoshi Inukai (1931-1932). There are also well over 200 former graduates who are CEOs of large national and international companies such as Akio Toyoda (CEO of Toyota ), Taizo Nishimuro (CEO Tokyo Stock Exchange ) or Yuzaburo Mogi (CEO Kikkoman ). This means that the university has the nationwide top position of graduates in such management positions.
- Kazuyoshi Kaneko (born 1942), politician
- Yūki Furukawa (born 1987), actor
- Ryūtarō Hashimoto (1937-2006), politician
- Rei Kawakubo (* 1942), fashion designer
- Jun'ichirō Koizumi (* 1942), politician
- Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855–1932), politician
- Eiji Okada (1920–1995), actor
- Ichirō Ozawa (* 1942), politician
- Shō Sakurai (* 1982), singer and actor
- Ryū Shionoya (born 1950), politician
- Kōji Suzuki (* 1957), writer
- List of honorary doctorates from Keiō University
- Keio Medical Science Prize
- List of universities and colleges in Japan
- Official website
- Website of the German department at the Shonan-Fujisawa campus of Keiō University
- Keiō University Hospital
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- List of IAU Members. In: iau-aiu.net. International Association of Universities, accessed August 3, 2019 .