Keio University is a comprehensive academic enterprise with five major campuses in Japan, along with a number of affiliated academic institutions on or near these campuses. In addition, Keio University also operates a high school in New York.
Since its inception, Keio has continued to pursue Yukichi Fukuzawa's spirit of jitsugaku, which holds that one should not just acquire information from book learning, but should learn from real-life experiences in order to apply viable solutions to actual problems. Keio continues to pursue "jitsugaku" today, fostering forward-looking thinkers at its five major campuses.
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This has been the main site of Keio University since it was moved here in 1871 from the site of Yukichi Fukuzawa's private school for Dutch studies, founded in 1858. The gothic, red-brick library built in 1912, a symbol of Keio University for nearly a century, now serves as an archive and venue for functions; it is recognized as an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese Government. More than 12,000 students are enrolled at the Mita Campus, which is home to four undergraduate faculties: Business & Commerce, Economics, Law (including Political Science), and Letters. Graduate students major in one of these four fields, or in Human Relations, or attend the Law School.
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Established in 1934 as a general-education facility for all the undergraduate faculties (except Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies and Nursing & Medical Care), the Hiyoshi Campus covers some 360,000 sq.m., and has an enrollment of 11,000 students. Located on this same campus is the Keio Senior High School. Nearby is the Keio Graduate School of Business Administration, Japan's first institution to offer an MBA program modeled after the program at Harvard Business School. The Keio University Futsubu Boys Junior High School is also located nearby.
A new construction is now underway, and upon completion in 2008, it will hold two new graduate schools, the Graduate School of Media Design and Graduate School of System Design and Management.
Situated on a hill adjacent to the Hiyoshi Campus, the Yagami Campus was built in 1972 as the home of the Faculty of Science & Technology and the Graduate School of Science & Technology. Of the 4,000 students enrolled, almost half are graduate students. This campus houses the latest in high-tech facilities for the education of tomorrow's scientists and engineers.
The renowned Keio University Hospital, founded in 1920, is the centerpiece of the Shinanomachi Campus; it offers an extremely high level of comprehensive medical care. Accordingly, this campus is also home to the Keio School of Medicine, which dates back to 1917, as well as the Graduate School of Medicine. Keio University also operates the Tsukigase Rehabilitation Center in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC)
Opened in 1990, this spacious 330,000 sq.m. campus is home to the Faculties of Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies and Nursing & Medical Care. Students of the Graduate School of Media & Governance and Health Management also study at this campus. It has become a developmental site for innovative approaches to education, and features a unique computer network system. Shonan Fujisawa Junior and Senior High School was opened here in 1992.
Shiba-Kyoritsu Campus serves as the hub of the faculty of Pharmacy where professional and graduate students learn. Although it is in the midst of bustling Tokyo, the campus is surrounded by verdant landscaping in a quiet setting that provides an optimal environment for learning and studying.
Shin-Kawasaki Town Campus
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This research facility, located between Tokyo and Yokohama in the city of Kawasaki, was founded in 2000 to focus on industrial, governmental and academic approaches to Japan's industrial renewal in the 21st century. Jointly operated by Keio University and the city of Kawasaki, the institution is engaged in numerous research projects which relate to the daily lives of the citizens of Kawasaki.
Tsuruoka Town Campus of Keio
This institution is jointly operated by Keio University, Yamagata Prefecture, and a total of fourteen towns and villages in the prefecture, including the city of Tsuruoka on the Sea of Japan coast. The main facility has been constructed on the site of the ancient castle of Tsuruoka, with other facilities located in the Tsuruoka City Science Park and in Tsuruoka Park.