Professor 4 DR. Ken Kawan Soetanto


Ken Soetanto is a full professor in the School of International Liberal Studies (SILS) and a former Dean of the International Affairs Division of Waseda University, where he is also Director of the Clinical Education and Science Research Institute (CLEDSI). Since 2005 he has also been a professor at Venice International University, Italy. He has previously held faculty positions in the USA at both Drexel University and in the School of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.

Professor Soetanto is a noted polymath who holds four doctorates in separate disciplines (Engineering, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science and Education), and whose research draws on this interdisciplinary background to unique complementary effect.

He is published widely in a number of fields, most particularly educational psychology, pedagogy, motivational mechanisms, medicine, as well as biomedical engineering. His unique and highly motivational style of lecturing has been widely documented in Japan and further afield as the "Soetanto method".

He is a fellow of the Acoustic Society of America, and The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, as well as a senior member of the IEEE etc., and has served as a government advisor as to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and as a member of the Japanese Government Vision of 21st Century initiative.