Emerging 2016

115With the increasing role that technology now plays in our modern society, intellectuals equipped with strong backgrounds in science and technology are demanded by a wide variety of fields including medicine, business, law, politics, journalism, and international relations. The Graduate School of Science and Technology at Keio University has been designed to meet such demands. While maintaining our tradition of providing world-class education and research for scientists and engineers-to-be, the program is constructed to train future leaders with solid scientific knowledge who can make use of their skills towards the advancement of society as a whole. The Graduate School of Science and Technology consists of a two-year Master’s Program followed by a three-year Ph.D. Program. The Master’s Program aims for the establishment of advanced fundamentals in science and technology through course works and independent research projects under appropriate guidance from faculty members. Students are also encouraged to take courses on advanced writing and communication skills, foreign languages, and other professional and liberal arts subjects in order to enrich their knowledge as leading figures in science and engineering. Upon completion of the Master’s program, students will have the choice of either graduating with a Master’s degree or advancing to the Ph.D. Program. One may also apply to the Ph.D. Program at our graduate school if he holds a Master’s degree that is equivalent to the one offered by Keio. The Ph.D. Program demands students to plan and perform original academic research. Interdisciplinary research projects are especially encouraged in order for the Ph.D. students to attain open-minded views, communication skills, and strong leadership. The Graduate School of Science and Technology is divided into the following three sub-Schools: 1) School of Fundamental Science and Technology accommodating the Center for Mathematics, Center for Physics, Center for Molecular Chemistry, Center for Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Center for Chemical Biology, and Center for Biosciences and Informatics. 2) School of Integrated Design Engineering accommodating the Center for Multidisciplinary and Design Science, Center for System Integration Engineering, Center for Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and Center for Material Design Science. 3) School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems accommodating the Center for Space and Environment Design Engineering, Center for Science of Environment and Energy, Center for Applied and Computational Mechanics, Center for Information and Computer Science, and Center for Open Systems Management.Every graduate student in the Master’s and Ph.D. Programs belongs officially to one of the three sub-Schools listed above, and performs research under the guidance of a faculty advisor who belongs to one of the Centers. Each Center consists of faculty members and graduate students whose research interests match the field specified by the name of the Center. Curriculum



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