Call for participants for the special lecture "Interview with Astronaut Takao Doi: Manned Space Activities" held on April 22 <Application deadline: 4/14 (Fri) 17:>


We are accepting applications for the Kyoto College Recurrent Education Program Special Lecture "Manned Space Activities with Astronaut Takao Doi". In the lecture, Mr. Doi, who was the first Japan person to conduct an extraspacecraft activity, will look back on his "learning" journey so far and talk about what manned space activities mean to humankind.

<About registration>

 Application deadline: Friday, April 14, 2023 until 5 p.m.

 How to apply: Please access the following URL and apply from the "Application Form".

 Target: Anyone is welcome to participate

 Capacity: 200 people


< Outline of the lecture>

 Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 13:00~15:00

 Place: Campus Plaza Kyoto, 4th floor, Lecture Room 2

 Speaker: Takao Doi (Astronaut, Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Integrated Human Survivability)

 Entry fee: free

 Interview with Astronaut Takao Doi "Manned Space Activities"

【For University Faculty and Staff】Applications for the 2023 SD Joint Training Program
"The More You Know Business Manners" (starting in May)
are now open.

We are accepting applications for participation in "Business Manners the More You Know" (May).
The purpose of this training is to acquire the basic knowledge for working as a member of society and university staff. Through this training, you will acquire the basic business manners necessary to carry out your work.

【Lecturer】Mariya Fujiwara (Speaking Education Center, Inc.) 【Date & Time】Friday, May 12, 2023, 13:00~17:00 【Venue】Campus Plaza Kyoto » Access
【Target】1st ~ 2nd year of employment (even those who are not eligible can participate) 【Participation fee】Member schools: 4,000 yen (10,000

yen for those other than those on the left)
* We will send you an invoice.
【Capacity】20 (first-come, first-served basis)
【Application Deadline】Friday, April 28
, 2023 【Training Summary】The more you know, the more business manners you know Organizer
: University Consortium Kyoto



Notice of recruitment for the Reiwa 5th "Learning Town Collaboration Project"

Business summary

The City of Kyoto and the University Consortium Kyoto (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation) support projects and projects that collaborate with the university/students and local communities to develop the city of Kyoto and revitalize the local community by providing financial support. Collaborative creation and support project (nickname: learning town collaboration project)” is being implemented.
It has been implemented since 2004 with the aim of cultivating human resources by securing practical education and research opportunities for universities, and for local communities to solve problems and revitalize them through the knowledge of universities and the vitality of students. This year will be the 20th year.

Target business

It will be implemented in Kyoto City during FY2023 (from the date of adoption until the end of March of the following year (2024)) for the purpose of solving problems and revitalizing the region in Kyoto City, and it meets the following requirements. Target your business.
However, political activities, religious activities, activities to disseminate specific ideas, violent or destructive activities, commercial projects, etc. are excluded.

For new businesses, those that can be expected to collaborate with the local community in the future are also acceptable.
 Please contact us if you have not decided on a specific partner at the time of application.

(1) As an organization/group, a project in which the university/student group and the local community (resident groups, civic groups, business operators, etc. mainly targeting the Kyoto city area*) collaborate and work together, especially , activities in which students take the initiative.
 * Administrative agencies may be included as partners, but collaboration with only administrative agencies is not possible.
 Examples:research, citizen lectures, events, etc. in various fields such as health and welfare, social education, community development, promotion of science, culture, art or sports, environmental conservation, community safety, etc.

(2) Those who have not received subsidies, subsidies, etc. from Kyoto City other than the Gakumachi Collaboration Project.


Target group

Universities Consortium Kyoto Member Universities/Junior College Organizations/Groups (*1)  
Local Organizations (*2) Mainly Active in the Kyoto City Area

As a general rule, only one project can be applied for from the same organization/group. If there are multiple applications, they may be adopted or rejected as a single project. In addition, even if the application is from another organization or group, if it is considered to be the same business, we will determine the handling after confirming the purpose of the business and the collaborating organizations. *Please consult us if you are unsure of your decision. We will consider the details of your application.

(*1) University departments, laboratories, seminars, clubs, student circles (circles composed of students from multiple universities are also acceptable), etc. (*2) Resident
organizations such as community associations and neighborhood associations, civic activity groups, and projects Organizations and groups (shopping districts, etc.) composed of persons, etc.

Amount of support/number of cases

Up to 300,000 yen / About 10 to 15 cases

*In addition, at the result report meeting scheduled to be held in March 2024, we will award the organization (1 organization) that was recognized as the most excellent project (certificate, trophy, activity incentive of 100,000 yen) provided separately).

About application

Recruitment period

Saturday, April 1, 2023 to Friday, May 19, 1:00 p.m.

FY2020 Business Recruitment Briefing *Online

Date: ① April 20, 2020 (Thursday) 6:00 pm ~
   ② April 22, 2020 (Saturday) 10:30 am ~ We
also accept questions about how to write the application form.

*Applications for this year have ended.


How to apply: Step 1 Before you start writing your application

We encourage you to read the master plan of the district in which you will be operating! Also, as much as possible, please listen to the opinions of local residents and related administrative agencies regarding the background of the project implementation and the needs of the community. If you have any questions about the ward basic plan or things to keep in mind when working in the community, you can also consult with the regional power promotion office of each ward office or branch office.
In addition to reconfirming and sharing objectives and goals, let’s discuss and think once again within the group whether the business content you are thinking about is the best way to achieve your goals. Also, for continuing projects, let’s summarize the efforts so far and organize them so that improvements and novelty can be reflected in the application form.

How to apply: Step 2 Write your application!

<Click here to download the documents related to the 2023 project recruitment>
2023 application guidelines
2023 “Study Town Collaboration Project” application form (Microsoft Word)
Application entry example

Point of entry

★Check the judging criteria!
Let’s see what criteria they will be judged on.

★What is the business for? Write down your purpose and local needs.
If the group listened to the opinions of the local people or the ward office in step 1, write the details.

★Who are you working with (or planning to work with)? What are their roles? Be specific.
Learning town collaboration emphasizes learning that can be obtained by collaborating with the university/students and the community toward the same goal. If a student group is applying, write clearly what role the partner will play.

★Is it okay to take measures against corona infections?
So that everyone can work with peace of mind, let’s carefully consider the necessary infectious disease countermeasures based on the situation of the people involved in initiatives and events (elderly people, people with disabilities, etc.).

If you are having trouble with how to fill out the application form…
“Is this an event involving the elderly? Should I take measures against infectious diseases?” If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the Consortium of Universities Kyoto. We also accept phone calls, emails and online consultations.

Application method: Step 3 Registration of business outline

Please register your business overview using the form below.


*Applications for this year have ended.

How to apply: Step 4 Submission of application documents

Please fill in the ( 1) application form ( Microsoft WORD) downloaded in step 2 on this page , and (2) submit it along with the reference data (if any) using the submission form below during the application period.
(1) Application document data (Microsoft WORD)
(2) Reference data (up to about 10 pages in A4 size. Please submit in PDF format.) *Only if available *No need to submit
paper documents for both (1) and (2).


*Applications for this year have ended.

Future main schedule

First screening: After application deadline to mid-June 2023
Second screening (public presentation screening): Sunday, June 18, 2023 *Scheduled to be held at Campus Plaza Kyoto.
Support project decision, notification of selection results: early July 2023
Certification ceremony: mid-July 2023 *Certificate issued by Kyoto City for certified projects.
Interim report: Mid- to late-October 2023 *Submit documents
Final report: March 2014 *Submit documents
Debriefing: Mid-to-late March 2024

Contact information

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Consortium of Universities in Kyoto, Gakumachi Collaboration Project
TEL: +81-75-353-9130 FAX: +81-75-353-9101
MAIL: gakumachi-admin-ml■
(Please change ■ to @ before sending. )
Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216
* Reception hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-17:00

【For University Staff】2023 SD Seminar Students Recruited!!
<Application deadline: Thursday, April 27>

Recruitment of 2023 SD Seminar Students

The SD Seminar is mainly targeted at young and mid-career employees, and aims to develop human resources who will lead the next generation of each university.
It consists of a series of nine training programs, and provides a curriculum that allows university staff to systematically acquire the knowledge necessary for university staff, such as public presentations and writing policy proposal reports as a place to present results.
In addition, we provide various follow-up opportunities such as follow-up training after completing the SD seminar.
We are looking forward to receiving applications from staff who are aiming to step up.

Outline of the event

【Venue】Campus Plaza Kyoto

【Capacity】16 people (Document screening will be conducted based on the application form)

【Target】 As of the start date of the SD seminar, in principle, those who have at least 3 years of work experience as a university staff member

【Participation fee】University Consortium Kyoto member universities and junior colleges: 20,000 yen For those other than the above: 60,000 yen

【Application deadline】Until Thursday, April 27, 2023

Training Program

Saturday, May 27

・About taking SD Seminar (Administrative Communication) ・Attitude toward taking SD Seminar (Message from graduates)

1st 14

of Academic Writing – How to convert "problem awareness" into concrete "questions"? -

Lecturer: Takashi Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Department of General Education, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)

2nd session
: Saturday, June 3

The History and Institutions of Universities: Understanding the History and Institutions of Higher Education to Create the Future

Lecturer: Tsunetaka
Miyabayashi (Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Advanced Industrial Technology)

3rd session
: Saturday, June
10 13:50-17:00

University Strategy and Leadership: Creating an Organization to Create Strategy

Lecturer: Hiromichi
Yoshitake (Auditor, Research Organization of Information and Systems / President, Tokyo Kasei Gakuin / Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba)

4th Saturday
, June
17 13:50-17:00

Academic Literacy and Policy Advocacy Report
: Understanding Academic Literacy and Initiating Research

Lecturer: Takamichi Murayama (Director, Kyoto Bunkyo Junior and Senior High School)

5th June
24 (Sat)

Educational Management for Quality Assurance of University Education: Discussion and Advice for Promoting Educational Management
at Your School

Lecturer: Takero
Nishino (Kyoto Tachibana University Educational Development and Learning Support Office / Faculty of Business Administration Department of Business Administration Full-time Lecturer)

6th July
1 (Sat)

Universities and Society: The Meaning of Regional Cooperation and the Role of Universities

Lecturer: Masamine Fukao (Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Ryukoku University)

7th July
8 (Sat)

Collaboration between Universities and High Schools and Universities: Considering "High School-University Connection Reform" from the Perspective of High School Education

Lecturer: Katsumi Arase (President, Japan Teachers' Support Organization)

8th July
15 (Sat)

Universities and Higher Education Policy: Looking at Universities from the Perspective of Higher Education Policy

Lecturer: Hiroshi Matsuzaka (Director, Japan Sports Promotion Center)

9th July
22 (Sat)

Branding and Student Recruitment: How to Proceed with University Branding

Lecturer: Kenji Kamijo (Professor, Department of Regional Business, Faculty of Business Administration, Aichi Toho University)

Saturday, September 9

Public Presentations

Saturday, September 16

Public presentation follow-up training

Lecturer: Yasunari Shirafuji (IR Promotion Office, President's Office, Kyoto Sangyo University)


How to apply for SD seminars, program contents, etc.

"SD Guidebook 2023" has been released!

The SD Guidebook was created for those who have just started working as university staff members with the aim of raising their awareness of working in higher education by making them interested in SD (Staff Development), which refers to efforts to develop the skills of university staff. We hope that it will help the university staff who will be responsible for the future management of the university to develop their skills.
You can download the PDF file, so please make use of it.

Ⅰ. What is
SD? II..Functional
Skills Required of University Staff III..SD Project
of the Consortium of Universities Kyoto IV..SD-related Programs in Japan
V..Distinctive training systems at member schools
VI. Sources of information on higher education and national policy trends
VII..Major periodicals and SD-related books on higher education

Publisher: Consortium of Universities Kyoto SD Training Committee
* The next edition is scheduled to be published in 2025.

【Click here for details】

About reception of transfer (prepayment) before GW

Due to the closure of financial institutions during the Golden Week period,
transfer (prepayment) cannot be made at the facility reservation reception during the following period,
when the payment deadline falls on consecutive holidays.

Transfer (prepayment) cannot be supported2023
(Wed)~23(Sun) Reception We

apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

The 20th Consortium of Universities Research Exchange Forum

Overview of the business

In order to contribute to the development of higher education, we exchange information on the efforts of each university consortium and research results.

Outline of the event


Creating Sustainable Local Communities Woven by University Consortium
~Aiming to Create New Value in Anticipation of the Post-Corona Era~

of the tournament
 At present, universities and other institutions of higher education play a variety of roles, not only for research, education for young people, and the production of human resources, but also as "knowledge hubs" that create innovation and bearers of regional culture.
On the other hand, in order to respond to a mountain of issues such as a declining birthrate and aging society, global environmental problems, the novel coronavirus infection, and the shift to a digital society, and to create a sustainable society, it is thought that it can only be realized by collaborating not only with higher education institutions alone, but also with various entities such as higher education institutions, governments, and industries, and through exchanges involving the local community.
Therefore, the purpose of this forum is to consider the various forms of collaboration that university consortiums have been involved in in order to create sustainable local communities in the future, and to envision the future form of university consortiums aiming to create new value in anticipation of the post-corona era.

Would you like to

Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3, 2023


Tokoha University Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus 
(6-1 Yayoi-cho, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City) ※About a 4-minute walk from the north exit of JR Kusanagi Station

Attendance fee

Participation fee (general) 4,000 yen / (Student) free Information exchange meeting (general) 4,000 yen / (Student) 2,000 yen * Those who wish to collect reports need 1,000 yen separately

Co sponsored by

National University Consortium Council, Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium


Day 1 <Saturday, September 2> 

Keynote speeches, symposiums, educational administrative reports, information exchange meetings, etc.

Day 2 <Sunday, September 3> 

 Subcommittees (4 subcommittees in total), etc.

*Contents are subject to change.
* Details will be posted in late May, and applications for participation are scheduled to be accepted in mid-June.

Implementation Report

Scheduled to be posted in early October

Contact information

Secretariat of the National Association
of University Consortiums (University Consortium Kyoto) TEL 075-353-9100 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

Handling of Facility Use (Updated on March 10)

The use of Campus Plaza Kyoto facilities is currently handled as follows.

Availability 21:30 (Normal business)
Capacity Maximum capacity (normal business)

* Please check with each facility regarding the use of the "Kyoto City Wakamono Employment Support Center", "Employment Ice Age Generation Active Participation Support Corner",
and "The Open University of Japan Kyoto Learning Center" in this facility.
* The reception desk is open at 21:30 (as usual).

* From the viewpoint of preventing the spread of new coronavirus infection, when using Campus Plaza Kyoto, please cooperate with the following points

 ・From Monday, March 13, 2023, based on the government's policy, masks will be based on the basic principle of respecting the independent choice of individuals and leaving the wearing of masks to the judgment of individuals, but since there are cases where people with a high risk of severe illness such as the elderly are at high risk of becoming seriously ill, please cooperate in wearing masks, especially in common areas in the facility.

 ・ When entering the museum, please cooperate in measuring the temperature with the thermometer installed at the entrance and disinfecting your hands with disinfectant.

 ・ If you have a fever (37.5 degrees Celsius or higher or 1 degree above the normal heat ratio) after measuring your temperature at home, etc., or if you have symptoms such as cough, sore throat, sluggishness, or difficulty breathing,
please do not enter the museum.

 ・The distance between seats in the rental room should be at least 2m (minimum 1m).
Also, make sure that people do not stay before and after the usage time.

 ・Please bring a handkerchief or hand towel, and wipe your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom.

 ・Please refrain from talking in the elevator or in the lobby in front of the elevator. You can also use the stairs.


【Internship】 【Participation application is now open! 4/20 (Thu) Long-term project course briefing session and consultation (held online)


The internship program at the University Consortium Kyoto is a career education program that aims to "stimulate motivation to learn," "foster a high level of professional awareness," and "develop independent and creative human resources" as part of learning at the university, rather than as a job hunt.

The Long-Term Project Course is a course in which students work on the project theme presented by the training site from mid-June ~ late November.
Students studying at different universities form a team and work to achieve the goals of the project while exchanging opinions with the trainees, and gaining solid problem-solving experience.

In the online information session, in addition to the outline of the course, each practical training site will explain the project theme!
We will also hold a consultation session where you can directly answer your questions, so please join us.

【Date】 April 20 (Thu) 18:00~
【Application for Participation】Click here
★ for application for ▶ "Long-term Project Course Briefing Session and Consultation" Online Dress ★ Free ★ Entry and Exit

【Introduction of Long-Term Project Course】

【Message from Seniors】

Last year's Long-Term Project Course



University Consortium Kyoto Internship Program Promotion Office
TEL 075-353-9106 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

【Internship】 【Application is now open】4/15 (Sat) Briefing session and consultation for university students (held online)


The internship program at the University Consortium Kyoto is a career education program that aims to "stimulate motivation to learn," "foster a high level of professional awareness," and "develop independent and creative human resources" as part of learning at the university, rather than as a job hunt.

We will be holding a pre-internship program briefing session!
It will be held online, so please feel free to participate from your home.

We will also hold consultation sessions to clear up simple questions and anxieties about practical training.

Click here for an overview and application for the "General Briefing Session and Consultation (for ▶ all courses)" held on 4/15 (Sat)

4/20 (Thu) Click here
for applications for ▶ the "Long-term Project Course Briefing Session and Consultation Session" * You can talk directly with the person in charge of the long-term project course training destination!
* The time schedule for consultation meetings for each project has been decided!

More information about the internship program can be found on the portal site.
We also introduce the voices of seniors and host companies, so please take a look!

Internship Portal Site


If you have any questions about the internship program, please feel free to contact us at:

Contact us

University Consortium Kyoto Internship Program Promotion Office
TEL 075-353-9106 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)