At Keio University, research activities are conducted extensively and in various forms, including advanced research, interdisciplinary research, and international collaborative research. Some research evolves with a deeper focus, while others evolve broadly and expansively.
Keio proudly communicates the findings of its research through events throughout the year. The events below are catalysts for research collaboration, intellectual property creation, and knowledge transfer between Keio and government, business, and industry.
Keio University believes that an important mission of the university is to return the results of research findings to society. As such, Keio has publicly stated that the results from research carried out at Keio University are an invaluable resource for the university, and that it promotes the proactive protection and use of such intellectual properties.
Keio Innovation Initiative is a venture capital fund dedicated to innovation, established by Keio University to develop new industries based on leading-edge research findings.
We are working to enhance academic research through partnerships and various collaborative strategies and activities with overseas universities and academic research institutions, as well as by proactively engaging in joint research for individual research programs.
Across Keio's campuses, researchers conduct many joint ventures with industry. Keio University has concluded university-wide comprehensive partnership agreements with the following institutions that allow the university to provide the infrastructure needed for multilateral organizational collaboration and transdisciplinary research.
Cooperation aimed at implementing joint research and other activities relating to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Research into human cognition that cuts across faculties and organizations.
Comprehensive partnership on the formation of hub for globally-minded individuals.
Partnership in the fields of communications and information technology, especially in broadband technologies, ubiquitous computing, and IP networks.
Partnership in the communication of international and integrated technologies.
Keio also collaborates with other universities and graduate schools to further enhance its educational and research infrastructure. Many of these partnerships are between individual faculties and graduate schools. Below some of the university-wide partnerships are listed.
Agreement on student exchange to promote interaction between the natural and social sciences and national and private universities.
An inter-university consortium on nano- and micro- fabrication that provides infrastructure for education and research and promotes collaboration between industry and academia.
Promoting the education of capable global leaders by partnering and collaboration in education and research.
Agreement on student exchange in postgraduate education to offer diverse academic and research opportunities for master's students and Ph.D. candidates to receive guidance and advance the frontiers of education and research.
Agreement on scientific and academic cooperation for implementation of joint programs between graduate schools, mutual support for education and human resources development, and collaboration in joint research activities.