Professor Akira Haseyama

President, Keio University

Dr. Akira Haseyama became a professor at the Faculty of Letters at Keio University in 1997. He was appointed Dean of Students in 2001, became the Dean of the Faculty of Letters in 2007 and the Director of the Keio Institute of Oriental Classics. From 2009 to 2017, he served as Keio University’s Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Keio’s affiliated schools, and Mita and Hiyoshi Campuses. He became the 19th President of Keio University in May 2017.

The University of British Columbia is grateful to Dr. Akira Haseyama for his commitment to equity and diversity, and for his efforts to strengthen ties with UBC and other universities globally. Keio University is renowned for its commitment to the nobility of intelligence and virtue and how it can be applied to family, society, and nation. and through his actions, Dr. Haseyama personifies these values and serves as an inspiration to others.