Keio Research Highlights

A taste of the important research and scientific developments from Keio University, Japan's oldest institute of higher education.

June 23, 2016

Research highlights

Chain-walking chemistry installs new carbon bonds

Inspired by a reaction that has become a mainstay of polymer synthesis, Keio University researchers have discovered a novel way to construct small organic molecules... Read more



Preserving more than words

Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with ancient scrolls, original manuscripts and rare artworks, Takahiro Sasaki reflects on his career...Read more


Keio news

Literary travels: Anna Ogino narrates her way from sixteenth-century French literature to Japanese rakugo-style comical storytelling

Sense of space: Hideyuki Tokuda describes how advanced sensing technologies are being embedded into intelligent infrastructure

Music through the years: Rehearsing and performing with a century-old orchestra

Keio medicine: Grooming physician scientists through fundamental research and clinical medicine


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