Keio University, as Japan’s very first private institution of higher learning, originally established in 1858 in Tokyo. Over 150 years since its founding, Keio has thrived under its founder’s motto of jitsugaku, or empirical science, as it continues to transform Japan as a modern nation through contributions to education, research and medicine. Keio builds on its traditional academic strengths to integrate its education and research into the three transdisciplinary initiatives of Longevity, Security and Creativity. The global nature of these initiatives presents Keio with opportunities to strengthen collaborative ties with the international community through joint research and academic exchange with world-leading universities. Keio’s global initiatives contribute to a sustainable, secure and highly creative world where people live better, longer lives. Keio offers a variety of academic programs across 10 undergraduate faculties and 14 graduate schools.