Keio University *University


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Foundation: 1858

Mission: “To be a constant source of honorable character and a paragon of intellect and morals and...make Keio a leader of society.” Yukichi Fukuzawa emphasized the importance of both honor and intellect in the pursuit of academic learning, and aspired to shape a personal character suitable of societal leaders. His legacy is embodied within the Mission of Keio University, which Fukuzawa left to his pupils just five years before his death. “Keio University is not merely a place for academic pursuit. Its mission is to be a constant source of honorable character and a paragon of intellect and morals for the entire nation and for each member to apply this spirit to elucidate the essence of family, society, and nation. They will not only articulate this essence in words, but also demonstrate it in their actions, and by so doing make Keio a leader of society.” It is now known as the truest purpose of Keio in its most concise form.

Vision: Where the best students and researchers come to lead Through​ Yukichi Fukuzawa’s spirit of jitsugaku, Keio is dedicated to making far-reaching contributions to education and research that transcend ​both​ national and disciplinary borders. Construct a school where the best students in the world come to learn to contribute to their local and global community. Increase Keio’s international research contributions, welcome the brightest researchers from abroad, and expand and enhance our research infrastructure. Improve financial performance and university environment to sustainably improve the quality of education, research, and medicine. Share our education and research with the world in real time and lift the number and appraisal of our citations.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Keio University Hospital


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDJapan
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 510th168th446th22nd
Arts and Humanities 485th84th447th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 354th66th297th9th
Business, Management and Accounting 615th163rd498th8th
Chemistry 561st302nd482nd30th
Computer Science 369th122nd278th15th
Dentistry 407th94th307th21st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 461st209th393rd33rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 403rd114th333rd7th
Energy 594th384th479th61st
Engineering 472nd220th375th29th
Environmental Science 520th296th432nd32nd
Mathematics 515th218th417th30th
Medicine 322nd57th281st6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 613th219th519th28th
Physics and Astronomy 541st221st470th32nd
Psychology 614th98th576th8th
Social Sciences 631st172nd552nd23rd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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