KMD encourages students to become creative leaders in a global setting by using a variety of facilities and events. This environment brings out the orginality and free-spiritedness of the students.

24-hour Access to Research Facilities

• Large classrooms with video conference capabilities enable borderless, rich communication.
• Hacking Studio for work from ideation (conception) through prototyping
• Project Room for sharing ideas and discussions
• Media Studio equipped with the latest technologies for creating all types of media, from sound to video.
• Network Studio with 4K video devices, network equipment, and more to bring ideas to life


KMD video-records its classes for distance learning purposes and for its archives. KMD students can view lectures over the Internet from their homes or other remote locations.


• Crash Course: Crash Course is an introductory intensive camp for all new intake students that is offered in the Spring and Fall Semesters. Considered to be a highlight of the KMD experience, Crash Course helps new students to discard their preconceived notions and begin to see the new world they will help to create.

• Plenary Meetings: Students present their project process and results in plenary meetings held each semester. These meetings provide an opportunity for the students to formally present their work, a valuable experience in itself. Plenary meetings play an important role at KMD for intellectual discussion and sharing. Presentations are made in English or Japanese. Simultaneous translation is provided to students who cannot understand Japanese.

• Public Presentations: Students make Public Presentations as part of their Master's program requirements. Because KMD accepts reports on Real Projects, including hypotheses as theses, it is also important for students to provide detailed reports on the know-how they obtained through participation in KMD Real Projects.

• KMD Forum: The KMD Forum is an annual public event that disseminates the latest results from KMD Real Projects in various formats such as symposia, workshops, and interactive demonstrations.

Transnational Exposure

• International students from diverse backgrounds comprise over 35 percent of the student body
• Courses taught in both English and Japanese; students complete their degrees in their chosen language
• Study environment in which multiple languages can be heard
• Satellites across the world / Collaboration with many other universities