Keiko IKEDA, Ph.D.

Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University
Vice-Director, Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE)

  • Inter-University Exchange Program
    “US-JAPN COIL Initiative Project-COIL Plus Program”
  • International Students’ Employment Enhancement Program
    “SUCCESS-Osaka Project”

Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Division of International Affairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator at Kansai University. Recently, she has taken the role as the principal project manager for the Inter-University Exchange Project funded by MEXT, 2018-2022 ("COIL Plus Program to Develop Global Career Mindset"). She is Vice-Director for the newly established organization at KU, Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). She has a Ph.D. from University of Hawai'i at Manoa, specializing in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, and conversation analysis. Her interests in the international education field are internationalization at home, constructing active learning programs collaborating with universities overseas. Keiko also plays a key role in another line of on-going government-funded project, SUCCESS-Osaka Project (2017-2021). It promotes employability of international students who have studied in Japan.