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Keio University

MinatoBusinessEconomicsLawManagementEcology, Evolution, EnvironmentMedicine, General, InternalNursingPharmacology, PharmacyPolitical Science

Keio University (慶應義塾大学, Keiō Gijuku Daigaku?), abbreviated as Keio (慶應?) or Keidai (慶大?), is a Japanese university located in Minato, Tokyo. It is known as the oldest institute of higher education in Japan. Founder Fukuzawa Yukichi originally established it as a school for Western studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo). It has eleven campuses in Tokyo and Kanagawa. It has ten faculties: Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Medicine, Science and Technology, Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies, Nursing and Medical Care, and Pharmacy. Keio founded in 1858, celebrated its 150th year anniversary in 2008.

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.
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Aoyama Gakuin University

Shibuya-kuHistoryAudit, AccountingCommunicationEconomicsLawManagementCultural Studies

Aoyama Gakuin University (青山学院大学, Aoyama gakuin daigaku?), abbreviated AGU, is a Japanese Christian university in Shibuya near Omotesandō, Tokyo, Japan. Aoyama Gakuin University is part of a comprehensive educational institute called Aoyama Gakuin, which includes a kindergarten, an elementary school, junior and senior high schools, and a women's junior college. Aoyama Gakuin's history dates from October 1874, when missionaries (Dora E. Schoonmaker, Robert Samuel Maclay, Julius Soper) from the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States established three schools. John Franklin Goucher contributed to the establishment of the university. Canadian Methodist missionary Davidson MacDonald played a role in the establishment of Aoyama Gakuin, and his contribution to the improvement of Japan's educational system is considered an important episode in the early history of Japanese-Canadian relations. The institution took its present form in 1949 when Aoyama Gakuin College was established as a comprehensive university. Aoyama Gakuin University is one of the most prestigious private universities in Japan.

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".
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University of Yamanashi

Kōfu-shiEcology, Evolution, EnvironmentMedicine, General, Internal

The University of Yamanashi (山梨大学, Yamanashi Daigaku?) is a university that has campuses in Kofu and Tamaho, Japan.The University of Yamanashi has its origin in “Kitenkan” (徽典館: school for learning five Confucian ethics?) which was founded in 1795 as a branch school of “Shoheizaka-School” of Tokugawa Government (later the University of Tokyo) and was developed to the Normal School of Yamanashi after the Meiji Restoration. In 1921 the Normal School of Yamanashi for Junior and in 1924 the Yamanashi High School of Engineering were established. After the World War II these three schools were integrated to the University of Yamanashi according to the new school system of Japan. In 1978 the Yamanashi Medical University was opened which was only a Medical University in Prefecture of Yamanashi. Today’s University of Yamanashi was founded in 2002 by a merger between (former) University of Yamanashi and Yamanashi Medical University. It is formally referred to as the National university corporation, University of Yamanashi. In 2012 the Faculty of Education and Human science and the Faculty of Engineering were reorganized and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science was newly established.

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.

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