Endowed Courses

KGRI offers original courses that are funded by endowments. It aims to further enhance the research and educational activities at Keio Universtiy by creating opportunities to learn about practical knowledge and ideas from leading experts in fields related to the content of the endowed courses. *Click "+" to see details.

Leadership Endowed Course: "Leadership Basics"

Lecturer : Professor Jiro Tamura (Faculty of Law, Senior Institute Member of Keio University Global Research Institute)
Class Period & Day: 5th and 6th periods on Mondays (Spring Semester)

In the 21st century humankind has built an affluent society through globalization and technological innovation. On the other hand issues have become more complex, and society needs people who can come up with solutions. Especially in Japan, problems are piling up with low birthrates, population aging, and delay in responding to globalization. Our present society needs leaders who can generate solutions to problems for which there is no one right answer.
This course invites guest lecturers from around the globe who have been involved in leadership education. Through lectures that emphasize discussion among the participants and a systematic approach to learning, it aims to develop global leaders that are needed highly sought after in today's world.


For Students
The Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) is promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research under the three initiatives of "Longevity," "Security," and "Creativity" in close collaboration with related educational and research fields at Keio.
Against this backdrop of research activity, courses that deal with forefront topics are provided by faculty members affiliated to KGRI and specialists invited as lecturers from various fields.

1. Courses and handling of registrations
Keio students from all faculties and graduate schools are eligible to register for KGRI courses.
Students are to register for courses upon checking the content of the Course Registration Guide for their respective faculty or graduate school.
Registration for KGRI courses cannot be cancelled. (Course registrations noncancelable)

2. Guidance
April 13 (Mon.), 2020, 16:30-18:00
The guidance will be held online. Please see the Class Support for details to login to the WebEx.

Cyber Civilization: Revolution and Evolution

Lecturer : Professor David Farber (Distinguished Professor, Keio University), Professor Tobias Burgers (Project Assistant Professor, Keio University Global Research Institute)
Class Period & Day: 5th periods on Tuesdays (Spring Semester)

Digital technology has fundamentally and dramatically changed the way people live, and the way society develops, and, most importantly, it refined the fundamental nature of human civilization.
We are spending more time and effort in borderless cyberspace but at the same time, dealing with issues in the multicultural physical space.
Technology and society co-evolve, thus making it essential to understand both in order to grasp the best opportunities and also prepare for the upcoming challenges that arise from the ever-increasing integration of technologies into our societies.
This course will provide students with knowledge and insights from international perspectives. Together with Professor David Farber, Distinguish Professors at Keio University, Professor Tobias Burgers and other faculty members from various research backgrounds, students can acquire comprehensive and in-depth methodological, theoretical and conceptual knowledge over the issues in related to technology and society, which aim to cultivate young leaders in this emerging digital age.


For Students
The Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) is promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research under the three initiatives of "Longevity," "Security," and "Creativity" in close collaboration with related educational and research fields at Keio.
Against this backdrop of research activity, courses that deal with forefront topics are provided by faculty members affiliated to KGRI and specialists invited as lecturers from various fields.

1. Courses and handling of registrations
Students are expected to attend and participate all sessions of the course. Introduction/Orientation will be conducted during the first session of the semester. Sequence of the course might be changed upon the availability of the guest lecturers.

2. Guidance
There will be no Guidance session in 2020. Introduction/Orientation will be conducted during the first session of the semester.

Cyber Civilization: Revolution and Evolution

Lecturer : Professor David Farber (Distinguished Professor, Keio University), Professor Tobias Burgers (Project Assistant Professor, Keio University Global Research Institute)
Class Period & Day: 5th periods on Tuesdays (Autumn Semester)

Digital technology has fundamentally and dramatically changed the way people live, and the way society develops, and, most importantly, it refined the fundamental nature of human civilization.
We are spending more time and effort in borderless cyberspace but at the same time, dealing with issues in the multicultural physical space.
Technology and society co-evolve, thus making it essential to understand both in order to grasp the best opportunities and also prepare for the upcoming challenges that arise from the ever-increasing integration of technologies into our societies.
This course will provide students with knowledge and insights from international perspectives. Together with Professor David Farber, Distinguish Professors at Keio University, Professor Tobias Burgers and other faculty members from various research backgrounds, students can acquire comprehensive and in-depth methodological, theoretical and conceptual knowledge over the issues in related to technology and society, which aim to cultivate young leaders in this emerging digital age.


For Students
The Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) is promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research under the three initiatives of "Longevity," "Security," and "Creativity" in close collaboration with related educational and research fields at Keio.
Against this backdrop of research activity, courses that deal with forefront topics are provided by faculty members affiliated to KGRI and specialists invited as lecturers from various fields.

1. Courses and handling of registrations
Students are expected to attend and participate all sessions of the course. Introduction/Orientation will be conducted during the first session of the semester. Sequence of the course might be changed upon the availability of the guest lecturers.

2. Guidance
There will be no Guidance session in 2020. Introduction/Orientation will be conducted during the first session of the semester.