[Event Report] About the 20th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum

The purpose of the National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum is to exchange information on the efforts and research results of each university consortium in order to contribute to the development of higher education, and this year marks the 20th time.
 The memorable 20th forum was co-hosted with the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium, a public interest incorporated association, and was held under the theme of “Creating a sustainable local community spun by a university consortium – A new vision for the post-corona era.” The event was held at Tokoha University’s Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus with the main theme of “Aiming to Create Value,” marking the first time it has been held in Shizuoka Prefecture.

234 university faculty members and education-related people participated from all over the country, and through keynote speeches, symposiums, and case reports and exchanges of opinions in breakout sessions, the event became a forum for exchanging information and reconsidering the ideal form of “university consortiums.”

▼ Tokoha University Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus   

 

[September 2nd (Sat)]

▼ National University Consortium Council
Greetings from Hikaru Kurosaka, Representative Secretary

▼President of Shizuoka University,
Chairman of the Fujinokuni Region and University Consortium
Greetings from Kazuyuki Hizume

▼Greetings from Tsutomu Deno, Vice Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture

▼Scene of the venue

 

The keynote speech was given by Kazuo Oike, President of Shizuoka Prefectural University and Vice-Chairman of the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium, on the theme of “The Land of Japan, the Land of Shizuoka – Large-Scale Natural Disasters and Crisis Management for Higher Education Institutions.” We welcomed him and gave a lecture.

▼ Keynote speaker: Mr. Kazuo Oike ▼ Keynote speech

 

 At the symposium, speakers from industry, government, and academia perspectives made presentations on the theme of “Expectations for University Consortiums to Create Sustainable Local Communities,” and a lively discussion ensued.

≪Coordinator≫
 Kazuyuki Hizume (President of Shizuoka University, Chairman of Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)
≪Symposist≫
 Tsutomu Deno (Vice Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture)
 Kimio Sakai (Chairman and Representative Director of Shizuoka Railway Co.)
 Shigehiro Ikegami (Shizuoka Prefecture) Board of Education Superintendent)


▼ Scene from the symposium 

 

In the education administration report,Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Higher Education Bureau, University Education and Entrance Examination Division, Assistant DirectorWe welcomed Mr. Kenichi Yamada and gave a report on “trends in higher education policy”.   

▼ Educational administration reporter Mr. Kenichi Yamada
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 
(Assistant Director, University Education and Entrance Examination Division, Higher Education Bureau)

 

At the poster session, which brought together 18 organizations from consortiums, governments, and companies from all over the country, participants asked many questions and commented on their respective initiatives, and there was active interaction between exhibitors and participants. Ta.      

▼ Poster session  ▼University introduction corner
▼ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Science, Technology and Academic Policy Bureau, Research and Development Strategy Division
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
2025 Japan International Expo Association
▼ Shizuoka Prefecture ▼ Shizuoka City
▼ Iwate Higher Education Consortium ▼ Academic City Sendai Consortium
▼ University Consortium Yamagata ▼ Academia Consortium Fukushima (ACF)
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Academic/Cultural/Industrial Network Tama
▼ University Consortium Hachioji
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Sagamihara-Machida University Regional Consortium
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Fujinokuni Region/University Consortium
▼University Consortium Ishikawa Public Interest Incorporated Association ▼University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
▼ Specified non-profit corporation
University Consortium Osaka
▼University Consortium Okayama
▼ General Incorporated Association Educational Network China ▼University Consortium Kumamoto

 

At the information exchange meeting, participants exchanged information over food and drinks for the first time in4 years after the coronavirus pandemic. We heard that the participants were able to communicate in a way that only a face-to-face meeting could do.

▼ Information exchange meeting 

 

[Sunday, September 3rd]

On the second day of the forum, four breakout sessions were held that covered various themes related to universities and consortiums, and participants reported on practical cases and exchanged opinions with participants.

▼ 1st Subcommittee
(University Consortium Kyoto)
▼ 2nd Subcommittee
(Academic/Cultural/Industrial Network Tama)
▼ 3rd Subcommittee
(Fujinokuni Region/University Consortium)
▼ 4th Subcommittee
(University Consortium Osaka)

 

 
 The purpose of establishing this council is to exchange information and research between university consortiums, and we hope that your participation and active exchange of information will lead to great success.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the faculty and staff, as well as from each consortium, for their participation and cooperation.

 The next 21st forum will be co-hosted with University Consortium Kyoto and will be held in Kyoto City in September 2024.
Details will be posted on the University Consortium Kyoto website as soon as they are decided.
We look forward to your participation.

 

◆Click here for information about the National University Consortium Council.

Notice of power outage throughout the building

On Monday, February 5, 2024, Campus Plaza Kyoto will have a power outage throughout the building due to a detailed inspection of the high-voltage power receiving equipment. Please note that some items may not be available during the power outage hours listed below.

Power outage time:Monday, February 5, 2024, 9:00-15:00 (scheduled)

Please note that the following items will be unavailable or unavailable during power outages.
① Sending and receiving e-mails, faxes, etc.
② Viewing the availability confirmation page for Campus Plaza Kyoto (rental venue/facility usage information)
③ Browsing the foundation homepage such as the special credit transfer site

Depending on the recovery status, you may not be able to view the site even after 3pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding.

Notice of suspension of availability confirmation page due to power outage throughout the building on 2/5 (Monday)

On Monday, February 5, 2024, Campus Plaza Kyoto will have a power outage throughout the building due to a detailed inspection of the high-voltage power receiving equipment.
Please note that the availability confirmation page will not be available during the power outage hours listed below.


Power outage time:Monday, February 5, 2024, 9:00-15:00 (planned)
 
Please note that the following items will be unavailable or unavailable during a power outage.  
① Sending and receiving e-mails, faxes, etc.
② Viewing the availability confirmation page for Campus Plaza Kyoto (rental venue/facility usage information)
③ Browsing the foundation homepage such as the special credit transfer site

Depending on the recovery status, you may not be able to view the site even after 3pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding.

We have renewed the information pamphlet for companies and organizations that accept the Industry-Academia Collaborative Education Program (formerly Internship Program)!

Due to the change in the program name, the pamphlet for recipients has been renewed.
We post the features of the program, the registration process, and comments from accepting companies, organizations, and students.

Hosts who cooperated this year will be informed about how to register as hosts for 2024 around mid-December. Thank you for your continued support and guidance.

In addition, if you are a company or organization that is considering accepting new trainees, please feel free to contact the secretariat.

*Click on the image to view the brochure.

Contact us

Internship Project Promotion Office, University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
*The name will change to “Industry-Academia Collaborative Education Project Promotion Office” from April 2024
TEL 075-353-9106 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
*Counter reception hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

Regarding change of internship program name

This program was implemented under the name “Internship Program” until 2023, but in June 2022, it was revised to “Basic Concepts for Promoting Internships” (agreed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). ), the name of the program will be changed to “Industry-Academia Collaborative Education Program” from 2024. The course name will also be changed as follows.


[Program name]
Internship program ⇒ Industry-academia collaborative education program

[Course name]
Business course/Public course ⇒ Externship (work experience) course
Long-term project course ⇒ Project planning practice course


This will continue to be an “educational program” as before. Thank you for your continued support.

2023 Internship Program “Long-term Project Course” project presentation was held.

The University Consortium Kyoto Internship Program “Long-Term Project Course” is a program where students work in teams on themes and issues presented by their host institution for approximately five months starting in mid-June.

At the project presentation on the final day of the lecture, held on Saturday, November 11th, six project teams reported on the culmination of their activities and shared their experiences from each project.

During the review comment time, we received warm messages fromthe hosts and the coordinators in charge, making it a perfect time for the final lecture.

We hope that the students will use the confidence and awareness they gained from this valuable project experience for the rest of their university lives.

We would like to express our gratitude to all of our host institutions for their efforts and cooperation for the growth of our students.
We would be happy if the results of our students’ activities would be meaningful to the host organization.

Date and time Saturday, November 11, 2023, 13:00-17:50
Project
Participating companies
Group

Nonprofit organization Kiko Network
Insight House Co., Ltd.
Otsuki Seal Printing Co., Ltd.
General Incorporated Association Impact Hub Kyoto
Union A Co., Ltd.
Social Welfare Corporation Adachi Welfare Association

 

 

  

















 









Contact information


University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Internship Project Promotion Office
TEL 075-353-9106 FAX 075-353-9101
Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216 a>

[For faculty and staff] 2nd Kyoto FD Exchange Meeting 2023
“Transformation of classes in elementary and secondary education through the GIGA School concept. What should we think about the future of universities from this point of view?” Now accepting applications for participation


In primary and secondary education, the GIGA School Initiative is creating an environment in which each learner can learn using an information terminal and a network connection, promoting Japanese-style education in the Reiwa era. About three years have passed since the GIGA School, we will explain the current changes in classes mainly at elementary and junior high schools, using cutting-edge examples.
Based on these, I would like to think with you about how the university environment (classes, research, student life) will change in the future.
This is not a “training session” but a “social gathering”, so please feel free to join us.

Date Schedule December 16, 2023 (Saturday) 13:00~15:20

For university/junior college faculty/staff
*This course is aimed not only at teachers but also at staff members who are interested in FD.

Meeting venue Campus Plaza Kyoto 2nd floor hall    

Participation fee Free

Number of members: Approximately 30 people

Schedule 

13:00~13:02 Opening of meeting/administrative communication
13:02~13:05 Explanation of purpose by coordinator
13:05~13:45
Providing topics

Transformation of classes in elementary and secondary education through the GIGA School concept.
What do you think about the future of university from this point of view?

13:45~14:05 Question-and-answer session
14:05~14:45 Exchange
14:45~15:15 Questions/Summary
14:15~15:20 Closing of meeting/fill out questionnaire

Application included


Application deadline: 2023: December 14th (Thursday) 17:00


Contact information

In charge of FD project, University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
TEL 075-353-9163 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
*Business hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00

 




[For students and faculty members of member schools] 29th FD Forum
About recruiting presenters for the poster session

The 29th FD Forum will be held on February 23rd (Friday/Holiday) and February 24th (Saturday), 2024. This year, the poster session will also be held face-to-face.
We look forward to receiving your applications.

Recruiting poster session presenters for the 29th FD Forum

  Theme    
Examples of initiatives related to distinctive education at the presenter’s affiliated university
*In addition to individual efforts by member schools, efforts related to inter-university collaboration, regional collaboration, and industry-government collaboration are also possible. (The partner school does not matter whether it is a member school or a non-member school)
*Even for initiatives announced in previous years, you can reapply if the information has been updated.

  Target   
Faculty members and students from University Consortium Kyoto member schools wishing to present their initiatives related to university education.
List of University Consortium Kyoto member schools

  Place of implementation   
University Consortium Kyoto 2nd floor hall, 2nd conference room, 3rd conference room

  Date and time    
February 23, 2024 (Jin·Zhu) 16:30-18:00 

 About the application

  Application deadline     

December 7, 2023 (Wood)

  Application method  
Please check the recruitment requirements below, fill out the 29th FD Forum Poster Session Presentation Application Form, and send it to the secretariat [address: fdf@consortium.or.jp] as an email attachment.

  • 29th FD Forum Poster Session Recruitment Guidelines [Download]
  • 29th FD Forum Poster Session Presentation Application Form [Download] 

  About screening of presentation contents  
The submitted “Poster Session Presentation Application Form” will be reviewed by the FD Forum Planning and Review Committee, and applicants will be notified by email by Friday, December 15, 2023, whether or not their presentation is possible.

If there are a large number of applicants, we may be unable to accept applications due to the number of presentations that can be made.
Additionally, we may limit the number of presentations per university.

   Other notes     

  • No honorarium will be paid to presenters. Please note.
  • If presenters wish to participate in other FD Forum events (symposiums, breakout sessions) other than the poster session, they will need to apply in advance for participation online just like other participants.
    *If you are only participating in the poster session, there is no need to apply online.

**Reference**
An overview of the 28th FD Forum Poster Session is posted on our foundation website.
[28th FD Forum]https://www.consortium.or.jp/wp-content/uploads/page/51/27thFDF-poster.pdf

 Contact information

University Consortium Kyoto FD Forum Secretariat
TEL: 075-353-9163 FAX: 075-353-9101  
E-mail: fdf■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @)
*Counter reception hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

[Held on Saturday, November 11th] Long-term project course_Information on viewing the project presentation (results presentation)

The project presentation for the internship program “Long Term Project Course” will be held on the following date and time.
The long-term project course is a program in which students work in teams for approximately five months on themes and issues presented by their host organization. At the project presentation on the last day of the lecture, each project team will present the results of their activities to date.
The presentation will be held at Campus Plaza Kyoto on the day, and each presentation can be viewed at the venue or online.
If you are a university student thinking about participating in an internship next year, or if you are a company or organization interested in accepting interns, please enjoy the culmination of the activities of each project team.

Reference: Click here for the 2022 project presentation → 2022 results presentation

Date and time November 11, 2023 (Saturday)
13:00~17:50
Apply If you would like to attend, please apply using this participation application form .
Application deadline: November 7th (Tuesday)

schedule

*Schedule times may change. note that.

  Hours   Summary
 13:00~13:10  Opening greetings
 13:10~13:55 Project Presentation Part I (3 projects)
 13:55~14:05  break
 14:05~14:50 Project presentation Part II (3 projects)
 14:50~15:20  break
 15:20~15:40  ​Reflect on each project
 15:40~17:10

From project students, host personnel, and coordinators
Presenting impressions after review for each project

 17:10~17:50  Message from each coordinator, closing remarks, and photo shoot

 

Project introduction

 

Acceptance destination project overview
Specified non-profit organization
Kiko Network
[Survey and information dissemination towards realizing a decarbonized society and 100% renewable energy]
In order to realize a decarbonized society, we will collect and disseminate information, conduct research, hold events, and conduct public relations related to 100% renewable energy and the creation of decarbonized communities. Learn new skills and have an experience that will improve your conceptual, creative, and planning abilities!
Co., Ltd.
Insight House
[Today’s Yamashina-san Project]
Walking around Yamashina, listening to and collecting the thoughts and stories of a variety of people from children to adults to the elderly, turning them into interview articles and disseminating them to local people through the website, Facebook, free newspapers, circulars, picture books, etc. First of all, we will work with the motto of “enjoy yourself”.
Co., Ltd.
Otsuki sticker printing
[Rediscovery Label Creating interesting stickers]
Our company is the “town sticker shop.” Stickers are familiar to us, but their uses are still unexplored. You will understand the reality of sticker printing, plan and develop new products, complete the product, and think about and put into practice how to sell it online. We look forward to seeing the students’ sensibilities!
General incorporated association
Impact Hub Kyoto
[~Hanase Field Lab Project~]
Hanase is a gathering place for Chimaki bamboo for the Gion Festival, which has a history of over 1,000 years, and is known as the “source of the capital” due to its historical background. Wouldn’t you like to use this field as a field to learn about the local life and way of life, and work together with people from various fields to create a community that grows while maintaining a sustainable environment?
Co., Ltd.
Union A
[Let’s disseminate the free employment information magazine for young people “Uncle and Auntie” to students who are worried! 】
We plan and publish the employment information magazine “Occhan and Obachan” for young people aged 16 to 30. I would like to get this book into the hands of students and young people who are worried about their career path, either before or in the midst of job hunting. Let’s think about the plan together. I would like this to be an opportunity for everyone to think carefully about not only media, but also “work” themselves.
Social welfare corporation
Adachi Welfare Association
[Kyoto Children’s Home Meal Project ~Thinking about child poverty issues~]
Kyoto Children’s Home Meals creates “connections” by regularly “delivering” food to families in dire straits, and while monitoring each family, provides appropriate support when problems arise or as needed. Our goal is to connect. Let’s work together from a new perspective to spread this activity and form a new community.

Contact information

University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Internship Business Promotion Office
TEL 075-353-9106 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
*Counter reception hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

[For faculty and staff] The 3rd International Student Study Kyoto Network member group training and exchange meeting will be held in 2023

“Easy Japanese” seminar that is easy to understand for Japanese people and that is easy to understand for foreigners

Date and time: December 15, 2023 (Friday) 14:00-16:10 (Reception 13:30-) 

Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto (5th floor: Seminar rooms 2-4)

Contents: “Easy Japanese required for foreigners studying and working in Kyoto in emergencies such as disasters”
~Protects students and employees and helps in daily community life~

“Easy Japanese” is a language that uses the lessons learned from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995 to convey information smoothly to foreigners.

This is a Japanese expression that can be translated into simple Japanese.

In this training, we will provide an overview of “Easy Japanese” and its basic rules, as well as explain how foreigners can help during disasters and the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn about situations you are likely to find yourself in.

It can be used not only in emergency interactions with international students and foreign employees, but also in daily life.

Learn how to communicate “easy Japanese” through group work and practical activities.


Lecturer: Atsuko Sugimoto, “Easy Japanese” volunteer group

Target audience: Faculty and staff members of International Student Study Kyoto Network member schools and organizations

Fixed number of participants: 40 people *Accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

How to apply: If you would like to participate, please apply using the application form below.

     https://forms.gle/X119ffVrBt6xdPb88

Application period:Until 12:00 on Friday, December 1st *Applications will end as soon as capacity is reached

Participation fee: Free


schedule:

14:00-14:05 Opening remarks

14:05-16:00 Lecture: What is “Easy Japanese”?

          ・Situations that foreigners find themselves in during disasters and coronavirus outbreaks

          ・Basic rules of “Easy Japanese”

          ・Group work activities

16:00-16:10 Q&A

If you are unable to use the application form, please apply directly from the email address below.

Destination address: “kyoto-nw@consortium.or.jp

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【inquiry】

 International Student Study Kyoto Network Secretariat [University Consortium Kyoto International Business Department]

 Responsible: Tsuruyama・Murono TEL: 075-353-9164 E-mail:kyoto-nw@consortium.or.jp

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