Keio University

Private university in Tokyo, Japan

Keio University is one of the oldest universities in Japan. It started in Tokyo in 1858 as a school for Western studies.

Keio University
MottoCalamus gladio fortior
Motto in English
The pen is mightier than the sword
TypePrivate Research Coeducational Higher education institution
FounderFukuzawa Yukichi
Academic affiliations
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning
Council on Business & Society
Washington University in St. Louis
McDonnell International Scholars Academy[1]
PresidentProf. Akira Haseyama
Academic staff
full time 2,604[2]
Administrative staff
Other students
Athletics39 varsity teams
ColorsBlue   and   Red
NicknameUnicorns, etc. (engl.)

Old Keio University Library 3.jpg

Faculty & Graduate SchoolsEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Campus GalleryEdit

Other websitesEdit


  1. "McDonnell International Scholars Academy".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 keio/data/faculty_and_staff.html "Number of faculty member" (in Japanese). Keio University. Retrieved October 10, 2011. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)[permanent dead link]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 kr7a430000000hm3-att/2011_daigaku.pdf "Degree Student Head Count: May 2011" (PDF) (in Japanese). Keio University. Retrieved October 10, 2011. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)[permanent dead link]
  4. excluding master course students as students in "Doctorate (prior)"
  5. Plotnikoff, G. A., & Amano, T. (2007). A culturally appropriate, student-centered curriculum on medical professionalism. Successful innovations at Keio University in Tokyo. Minnesota medicine, 90(8), 42.
  6. Hasegawa, M., Tomioka, S., & Kobayashi, Y. (1976). Clinical study of gram negative rods (GNR) septicemia at Keio University Hospital. In Chemotherapy (pp. 151-154). Springer, Boston, MA.
  7. Yamashita, H., Dokiya, T., & Hashimoto, S. (1986). Experience at Keio University Hospital for Cf-252 radiation therapy of tumors of the head and neck and other sites. Nucl. Sci. Appl, 2(3), 555-569.
  8. Liu, M., Hase, K., Tsuji, T., Fujiwara, T., Yamada, S., Masakado, Y., & Kimura, A. (2005). Clinical electromyography and electrodiagnosis course at Keio University Hospital—a 7-year experience. The Keio Journal of Medicine, 54(4), 193-196.
  9. Fukushima, N. (2016). Activity and the Role of Keio University Pharmacy. Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, 136(5), 717-719.