Study Opportunities at SFC (GIGA Courses)

Keio SFC puts a strong focus on interdisciplinary education. Unlike other discipline based faculties, the education and research at the two faculties are interdisciplinary and not bound by any rigid academic structure. During their undergraduate education, students equip themselves to become professionals who challenge themselves in uncharted territory, can judge a new situation accurately, then design the necessary technology,system, or organization to maximize its benefits.

GOVERNANCE

—Fields related to the Faculty of Policy Management

“Governance” in the GIGA Program represents a wide spectrum of social sciences including the fields of public, private, and non-profit sectors; the scope of international, national, and local dimensions; and new domains such as space and cyber space. The Faculty of Policy Management offers wide-ranging fields of research and multidisciplinary approaches to solve the problems of our time. Students are expected to tackle issues of their own interests through investigation of the issues, formulation of policies, implementation, and evaluation—the whole spectrum of the governance cycle.

INFORMATION

—Fields related to the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

“Information” represents the concept on which the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies is based upon—the environment is what surrounds people, and interaction with the environment is, in essence, information. As with the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, the GIGA Program aims to produce graduates who can approach unresolved issues and create solutions by being well-versed in the latest science and technology, and design, and have the ability and flexibility to integrate the humanities and the social sciences.

Explore the wide ranging fields of study available at SFC below.

 

Assuming that residents create the community they live in, this project conducts research to find effective ways of community participation and collaboration with local government and corporations.

Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
  • Novel Computing and Communication Systems

    The novel computing and communication systems addresses various issues in society by creating an advanced information system that merges into everyday life to support human activities in various ways without making computers and networks obtrusive.

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  • Design Engineering and Media Art

    In Design Engineering and Media Art field, students study new designs and arts demanded by the twenty-first century. This field deals with the processes relating to media design such as analysis, vision structure, creation, assessment and marketing.

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  • Advanced Biosciences

    The study in advanced biosciences aims to contribute to the development of international society by understanding the mechanism of life through integration of most-advanced biotechnology and information technology, and then applying the results of the research to various fields such as medicine, food and environment. The area of advanced biosciences at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies is one of the few educational programs in the world where such research is conducted.

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  • Environmental Design

    In the field of environmental design, students receive practical education and conduct research related to sustainable environmental design and governance in broad areas such as global environment, architecture and urban/rural environment.

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  • Human Environment

    The study of human environment field aims to provide better understanding of human structures and functions by analyzing the process, which human beings assimilate information, verifying information based on previous knowledge and memory, both on a personal and social level.

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Faculty of Policy Management
  • Policy Design

    Policies can be seen as methodologies that adapt to the constantly changing landscapes of politics, economy and society, and subsequently improve quality of life. In the policy design group, students learn theories and practices in cooperation with government and non-governmental organizations.

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  • Social Innovation

    The term social innovation refers to the ability to create new ideas by combining various social factors. Students study the way social innovation is implemented and understand its positive impact on society and its economy.

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  • International Strategy

    The study in international strategy are based on an ideal concept of governance at a global, regional and national level, and focus on national and international governing bodies, such as organizations, corporations, NGOs, nations and individuals.

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  • Business and Administration

    The study in business and administration focuses on how organization ought to function and how individual should participate in it. Students learn the strategies of management and methodologies of governance while they study diverse features of organization.

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  • Urban and Regional Strategy

    Based on the policy of “think globally, act locally”, the study of urban and regional strategy focuses on creating a methodology that enables students to develop a sustainable society by using the structuralization and “monozukuri” techniques in collaboration with government, local residents and universities.

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