Keio University
Shonan Fujisawa Campus


1. Introduction

Keio University traces its beginnings to the original Keio Gijuku, an institution of Western learning unlike any other in Japan in its time. Founder Yukichi Fukuzawa (1835-1901) was a man of uncommon courage, vision, and wisdom who defied the established powers of the time and pursued knowledge above all else, endeavoring to understand the society and morals of 19th century civilization in Europe and North America. His beliefs were very progressive in a Japan that was just beginning to awake from centuries of isolation. His convictions and deeds made an indelible mark on the country that would, barely more than a century later, become the second-largest economic power in the free world.

Since its founding in 1858, the history of Keio University parallels the history of Japan's modern era. The vision and clarity of founder Yukichi Fukuzawa's original teachings have held up well for nearly a century and a half of serious academic inquiry in the service of Japan's development and modernization. Fukuzawa believed that Japan's only choice for catching up with Western technology and social organization was to "always strive for progress and enlightenment, and provide the academic and moral education needed to create a generation of wise and capable leaders." To this end, Keio University has continued to provide intellectual leadership that addresses the issues facing Japanese society in its quest for development, transformation, and modernization. As we face the challenges of the post-industrial era of the 21st century, Keio continues to uphold the pioneer spirit of its founder in his pursuit of peace, prosperity, and progress.

The Shonan Fujisawa Campus is comprised of the following institutes, each having different founding dates; The Faculties of Policy Management and Environment and Information Studies (1990), The Graduate School of Media and Governance (1994), the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care (2001), and the Graduate School of Health Management (2005). The mission of these institutions is to provide education and research to meet the needs of the times and to share educational achievements with the society in general. The campus environment seeks to maintain a balance between facilities with the latest technology and a rich natural environment. Also present on campus are Keio Junior and Senior High Schools, which nurtures students from age 12 to 18.

Faculty/Graduate School Organization Chart

Keio University Faculty of Policy Management/ Faculty of Environment and Information Studies/ Graduate School of Media and Governance
5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-8520 Japan
Phone: +81-466-47-5111

 Keio University
 Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus

2. Network situation

SFC is a hub station to both AI3 and SOI Asia paroject, and has a bi-directional satellite antenna to transmit/receive the satellite signals. It's lecture studio is desinged to relay the lectures done in other universities as well as transmitting lectures from SFC. This enables any site to transmit lectures from thier universities as long as they have enough network bandwith to SFC. SFC is connected directly to the Internet backbone in Japan via 10Gbps bandwidth, and it is likely that most universities in Japan or other areas have sufficient bandwidth to transmit lecture to SFC, where relays those lectures to SOI Asia partners in Asia.

SFC Layer 3 Topology Map

3. Classroom environment

In SFC, we reserve a room all through the year to be used as SOI Asia lecturer studio. We put a rack to accomodate network and audio/video equipments. This studio works for both lecture transmitting site and lecture relaying site, and is able to receive and send following applications.

  • Polycom
  • DVTS
  • Windows Media Stream
  • Video LAN stream
This site also works as a monitoring site to receive the transmitted lectures through the satellite link. One trained operator is enough to operate this environment.