Waseda University is a Japanese private research university in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Waseda consistently ranks among the most academically selective and prestigious universities in Japanese university rankings. It is often ranked alongside Keio University, its rival, as the best private university in Japan. Waseda University Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems (IPS) is a graduate school that has no corresponding undergraduate department established within the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park area in 2003 as the base for Waseda University to expand its presence in Asia. With three fields of study, including Information Architecture, Production System, and Integrated Systems, IPS undertakes academic research in the technological fields that society currently requires, and strives to attain a sustainable society through the use of technology.