2024 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.


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Leadership Endowed Course: "Leadership Basics"

Lecturer: Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Appointed in April 2024)
Class Period & Day: 4th period on Tuesday (Autumn Semester)

In this course, lectures incorporating the latest leadership theories based on the most advanced leadership research and education worldwide and participatory classes focusing on "dialogue" among participants, or active learning, will be conducted. By systematically learning global leadership from both theoretical and practical perspectives, the program fosters human resources with the ability to lead, collaborate, dialogue, and make decisions. In addition, workshops will be held in parallel, where groups will explore social issues and put together proposals, to practice "Practical Science" that applies to learn to the real world.

The diverse experiences gained through these lectures will strengthen students' communication skills and lead them to deep thinking about the true purpose of their university life, as they naturally face themselves in relationships with others.


For Students
Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) offers courses on cutting-edge issues taught by its faculty and invited experts from various fields. One of these courses, "Leadership Basics," is a genuine living discipline in which the latest leadership theories are researched with overseas researchers. The results are returned to the course as education, and the students' learning is measured and returned to the research as data.

KGRI is promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in close collaboration with related educational and research fields at Keio.

1. Courses and handling of registrations
Keio students from all faculties and graduate schools can register for this class, and it will be held in Hiyoshi Campus this autumn semester. There will be no pre-assignment, but a lottery may be held if there are too many applicants.

This course will focus on active learning to develop leadership basic skills, and attendance will be required at every class in principle. For more information about the course, please watch the video below.

Please note that the order of each session may change in consideration of learning effects and progress.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to keioleadershipcenter[at]gmail.com. Please replace [at] to @ in the email address.

2. Guidance
The guidance will be provided on demand from the following*.
* To be released on April 1.

Cyber Civilization: Revolution and Evolution

Lecturer: Professor Jiro Kokuryo(Faculty of Policy Management), Professor David Farber (Guest Professor (Global), Keio University)
Class Period & Day: 1st period on Tuesdays (Spring & 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, Guest Professor (Global) at Keio University 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
Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) is a university-wide research organization across faculties and graduate schools with the objectives of promoting pioneering, interdisciplinary research, disseminating research results domestically and internationally, and developing international collaboration.
Against this backdrop, 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. Remote teaching will be instructed base upon the actual situation.

2. Guidance
There will be no Guidance session in 2024. Introduction/Orientation will be conducted during the first session of the semester.

MUFG Endowed Course : Rebuilding of "Trust" towards Sustainable Society: "2040 " and beyond 1, 2

Lecturer: Professor Tatsuhiko Yamamoto (Law School, Deputy Director of Keio University Global Research Institute)
Class Period & Day: 6th period on Fridays (Spring & Autumn Semester)

Japan and the world are facing a series of social problems due to the population ageing that will reach its pick in 2040, called "2040 problems", including decrease of labour forces, inequality in access to health care, delay in responding to globalization etc.

In this course, we will explore the potential for technological innovation to address a range of social issues, the ethical and legal concerns to be solved for social implementation to ensure trust in such technology and maximise its efficacy, not only from a technological perspective, but also from a social and humanistic perspective, in order to design Trust based society for 2040 and beyond.

This course invites guest lecturers from related areas of KGRI research projects and around the globe who are leading the innovation. Through lectures that emphasize discussion among the participants, solution oriented workshops and symposiums, it aims to develop global leaders that are needed highly sought after in today's world.


For Students
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
Attendance at every class is required (remote teaching will be instructed base upon the actual situation.), as the evaluation will be based on your participation in the course. Details will be explained in the guidance. The order of scheduled lectures may be switched depending on the availability of guest lecturers. Depending on the situation, the lectures may be conducted online. Note that it is not mandatory to take both "MUFG Endowed Course : Rebuilding of 'Trust' towards Sustainable Society: '2040' and beyond 1" in the spring semester and "MUFG Endowed Course: Rebuilding of 'Trust' towards Sustainable Society: '2040' and beyond 2" in the autumn semester. However, it is recommended to take them consecutively.

2. Guidance
Spring Semester: April 5(Fri.), 2024, 13:00-14:30
*The guidance will be provided online or on-demand (Zoom).