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Minato • Business • Economics • Law • Management • Ecology, Evolution, Environment • Medicine, General, Internal • Nursing • Pharmacology, Pharmacy • Political Science
The alumni include Japanese prime ministers and prominent political, administrative, legal, medical and corporate leaders. Keio ranks 3rd in the world for the number of alumni holding CEO positions in Fortune Global 500 companies. It also ranks 9th in the world in the Times Higher Education's Alma Mater Index. It ranks 34th globally in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). Keio is ranked at 58th of the Reuters Top 100 innovative universities worldwide in 2015. British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) company estimates that Keio is ranked the 197th in QS World University Rankings 2014/15. In the United States, Keio has a high school called "Keio Academy of New York". The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen "Global 30" Project universities.
Suita-shi • Physics
It is the 4th best ranked higher education institution in Japan (85th worldwide).
Shibuya-ku • History • Audit, Accounting • Communication • Economics • Law • Management • Cultural Studies
The university's undergraduate and graduate programs include "literature", "law", "economics", "business", "international politics, economics and communication", "science and engineering","cultural and creative studies". The university also has specialized graduate programs that are designed to train high level specialized professionals, including "international management", "law school", and "professional accounting".
Hirakata-shi • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
Kansai Gaidai is known for its large Asian Studies program for international exchange students as well as for its Intensive English Studies program for Japanese students planning to study abroad. There are currently two academic campuses: the Nakamiya Campus (中宮キャンパス) and the Hotani Campus (穂谷キャンパス). The original Katahoko campus (片鉾キャンパス) consisted of four dormitories and a gymnasium. Currently, there are about 15,000 students enrolled including two year and four year students from across all regions of Japan. Students from dozens of countries are also present for the majority of the year.
The university comprises nine faculties and seven graduate schools (as of April 2010). The student enrollment is about 12,000.
The faculties, graduate schools (except Medicine and Dentistry) are concentrated in Ikarashi Campus (ca. 0.6 km2) to the west of the city. The medical faculties (Medicine and Dentistry) are located in Asahimachi Campus in the downtown. Attached schools (an elementary school, a junior high school and a school for children with special needs) are located in Nishi Ohata district next to Asahimachi Campus (also in Nagaoka City). In a building next to Niigata Station there is a small campus named Tokimate (ときめいと, former "CLLIC"), whose main purpose is to offer courses of lifelong learning for adults.
It has an exchange program with many universities throughout the world, including Yale University, Sogang University and the University of Hong Kong. The university was a men’s university in the past, but at present admits women; the proportion of men to women is now more or less equal. Sophia’s alumni are referred to as "Sophians"; they include the 79th Japanese Prime Minister of Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa, a number of politicians represented in the Diet of Japan and professors at various institutions.
It was founded as a school for Buddhist monks of the Nishi Hongan-ji denomination in 1639, and became a secularized university in 1876. Professors and students of the university established the literary magazine Chūōkōron in 1887. It has three campuses: Fukakusa and Omiya in Kyoto; and Seta in Shiga prefecture. Its campuses are smoke-free.
Kanazawa University is divided into two main campuses: Kakuma and Takaramachi. Student enrollment is about 11,000 including 350 international students.
Daitō-shi • Energy, Fuels • Economics
The school was founded in 1942 in Machida, Tokyo. In 1946 it was relocated to Kimitsu, Chiba, adopted the present name at the same time. Four years later, it was moved to the present location. It is the oldest private technical university in Japan.
Yamagata-shi • Cultural Studies
The university was established in 1949, but its origin can be traced back to the Yamagata Normal School (山形師範学校, Yamagata Shihan Gakkō?), a public teacher-training institution, founded in 1878 in Yamagata City. The university also has other roots: the Yonezawa Higher Technical School (米沢高等工業学校, Yonezawa Kōtō Kōgyō Gakkō?) founded in 1910 in Yonezawa City, the Yamagata Higher School (山形高等学校, Yamagata Kōtō Gakkō?) founded in 1920 in Yamagata City, the Yamagata Youth Normal School (山形青年師範学校, Yamagata Seinen Shihan Gakkō?) founded in 1922 in Yamagata City, and the Yamagata Prefectural Agricultural College (山形県立農林専門学校, Yamagata Kenritsu Nōrin Senmon Gakkō?) founded in 1947 in Tsuruoka City.
Yamagata University is the second-largest university in the Tohoku Region. The university has six faculties and about 10,000 students in four campuses. It also has an additional subcampus in which University K-9 schools are administered.
Toshima-ku • Ethnic, Family Studies
Soka University of America is a related school located in Aliso Viejo, California and offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. It was founded in 2001.
Soka University's educational philosophy was established by Tsunesaburō Makiguchi, the first president of Soka Gakkai, who had worked as the principal of an elementary school in Japan. Makiguchi published the Value Creating Educational System based on his belief that "the purpose of education is to lead students' happiness," and emphasized humanistic education pedagogy. This educational philosophy was shared by his successor, Jōsei Toda, who had served as an elementary school teacher. Toda's successor, Daisaku Ikeda, describes his goal as carrying out the dreams of Makiguchi and Toda.
The school has an international branch campus in Spokane, Washington, USA: Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute.
Tsu-shi • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies • Medicine, General, Internal
Mie University was founded on 31 May 1949 with two faculties: Liberal Arts and Agriculture. These gave way to the establishment's present composition of six faculties: Humanities, Medicine, Education, Bioresources, Engineering and Common Education - the latter dealing with cross-faculty courses such as English language teaching. Its 'Center for International Exchange' promotes international links and issues involving the global community.
The institution is Mie's only 'national university', located in the city of Tsu in the Kansai region, within easy reach of Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. The campus is situated in the north-east of the city, close to the coast of Ise Bay. Though some students make use of nearby accommodation, larger numbers commute from the larger cities, as well as nearby towns such as Ise, Matsusaka and Toba.
Musashino-shi • Business • Economics • International Relations • Law
The university was founded in 1941 by Kozo Ota as Koa Senmon Gakko (Koa Professional School) on the site of the present Asia University campus. Ota believed that education should be based on a spiritual closeness between teachers and students. It was a unique school at the time, as it accommodated all students in dormitories divided by course of study; Continental Asia, Southern Pacific Islands and Japan ("Homeland").
It shares its name with another university located in Taiwan.
The University produced a animated short, in 2015, to promote its Department of Urban Innovation.
Tottori-shi • Medicine, General, Internal
Takamatsu-shi • Economics
Izumo-shi • Law • Ecology, Evolution, Environment • Literature • Medicine, General, Internal
The university has around 6000 students and 200 faculty. It has two campuses, named after the neighborhoods in which they are located: Mejirodai (目白台) in Bunkyō, Tokyo, and Nishi-Ikuta (西生田) in Tama, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.
There are associated schools from kindergarten through senior high school.
As of 1 November 2013, the university has an enrollment of 5,272, including approximately 3,000 domestic, and 2,300 international students (a 56-44 domestic-international ratio) originating from 84 countries and regions. Half of the 162 full-time faculty members are foreign nationals who come from 27 countries and regions.
Kōfu-shi • Ecology, Evolution, Environment • Medicine, General, Internal
The university has therefore four faculties: the Faculty of Education Human Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science. It should not be confused with the similarly named Yamanashi Prefectural University.
The University of Yamanashi is located in Kofu, which is the prefectural capital of Yamanashi and is distant about 120 kilometers west from Tokyo. For the University stands in the Center of the Kofu Basin surrounded by many mountains, many students are often engaged in leisure and sports in holidays.