The Global Innovation Design (GID) Program
The Global Innovation Design (GID) Program―had been supported as a“Re-Inventing Japan Project”by a grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan―is unparalleled in the world. It offers a trans-national design education that bridges three major centers of design, culture, and industry: Keio University Graduate school of Media Design in Tokyo/Yokohama, Pratt Institute in New York, and Imperial College and the Royal College of Art, both in London. These educational institutions are international leaders in creativity and innovation, with complementary expertise in art, design, engineering, tech- nology, and business.
A select group of GID students will study at all three program centers to earn their Master’s degree. This is not just a study-abroad experience, but a multi-institution model for higher education in the 21st century. Students gain a unique perspective by living and studying on three different continents, immersed in three different cultures, in three of the largest econo-
mies in the world.
educates global design leaders who become“creative catalysts”for positive change in a globalized society.
CEMS MIM Program (Double Degree Program)
CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education, is a strategic alliance of leading global business schools and universities, and multinational corporate partners centered in Europe. Keio University became a CEMS partner school in December 2010.
Through study abroad at other CEMS partner schools and projects implemented in coopera- tion with CEMS Corporate Partners (CPs), the CEMS MIM (CEMS Master’s in International Management) program seeks to foster individuals capable of acting on the global stage. KMD students who participate in this program and fulfill certain requirements can earn both a degree from Keio University (Master of Media Design) and a CEMS degree (Master of Science in International Management (MIM)).
Highly acclaimed internationally, CEMS graduates are greatly sought after, not only by CPs, but also by other international corporations as evidenced by the numerous CEMS alumni active in corporations outside of their home countries. Through international internships and the Busi- ness Projects that form part of the curriculum, as well as the annual CEMS Career Forum, CEMS students have the opportunity to meet with a variety of corporations, and CPs in particular.
Keio University has joined with six universities in the ASEAN region* to create the EBA (Evidence Based Approach) Consortium, an organization that studies ways to train people on the use of data for evidence-based problem solving. EBA offers a practice-oriented program that exam- ines issues that Japan and ASEAN have in common, such as energy, disasters, environment, health, and security, and collects data from the field and uses reliable evidence to monitor and analyze the current situation. In the process, participants master storytelling skills that enable them to communicate their ideas to society at large. During the fieldwork program, students travel to ASEAN countries and spend ten days together in the field encountering problems firsthand and gaining experience in collaborating to find solutions. * Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand
KMD-Stanford Design Program and Learning, Design and Technology Program“Joint Project Based Global Learning”
This program offers Master’s students at KMD and Master’s students in the Stanford Design Program of the Graduate School of Engineering and the Learning, Design and Technology Program of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University the opportunity to engage in a short-term collaborative project that involves two weeks at Stanford University and two weeks at KMD. During the program, they encounter the distinctive educational methods of each of the graduate schools and experience the cultures, lifestyles, and business styles of Silicon Valley and Tokyo, as the first step toward developing international sensibilities and an orientation towards innovation.