4th FD joint training program/thematic training Thinking about university-specific first-year education ~ Using one university’s practice as an example ~

“FD Joint Training Program / Thematic Training” targets new teachers, teachers who want to relearn the basics of FD, teachers who are interested in FD, and staff working in FD-related departments, and provides IR and report guidance. This is a small-group training program aimed at acquiring skills and knowledge such as seminar/laboratory management, first-year education, lesson design, and lesson practice. A total of five sessions will be held in 2023.

The 4th event will be held with the following contents. We look forward to the participation of many university-related people.

4th Thinking about university-specific first-year education ~ Using one university’s practice as an example ~

First-year education is expected to facilitate a smooth transition from high school to university and strengthen students’ motivation to learn. In recent years, the number of students who are unable to adapt to university studies has been increasing due to the accelerating changes in society, such as the further advancement of information technology, and the accompanying diversification of the academic abilities and learning skills of new students. Therefore, in first-year education, it is necessary to consider the design of learning after accurately understanding the problems that current students face in learning. In this training, a lecturer who has been involved in building the university’s first-year education will give a lecture on the efforts to date, and afterward, participants will exchange information with each other to help build the university’s unique first-year education. We would like to use this as an opportunity to consider the necessary perspectives and methods.

Date: January 16th (Tuesday) 18:00-20:00

Lecturer: Hisashi Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Department of Basic Science, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)

Moderator: Ikuko Takao (Assistant Professor, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University Student Training Support Center) Riho Matsuse (Lecturer, Department of Global Tourism, Faculty of International Contribution, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

Target audience: university/junior college faculty and staff *Limited to those who can use Zoom.

Event format: Online (Zoom meeting)

Participation fee: University Consortium Kyoto member universities/junior colleges faculty and staff: Free
For those other than the above: 1,000 yen (tax included, advance payment required)

Number of members: Approximately 30 people

Click here for details.
You can view the details of all programs scheduled to be implemented this year and how to apply.

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

[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.

 Kazuyuki Hizume (President of Shizuoka University, Chairman of Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)
 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.

Bidding/public proposal information (International Student Study Kyoto Network, 2024 Internship Program for International Students, etc.)

 Since 2016, the International Student Study Kyoto Network (secretariat: University Consortium Kyoto International Division) has been providing opportunities for international students studying at universities in the Kyoto area to gain work experience at companies in the Kyoto area. In addition to promoting understanding of the business content and corporate culture in Japan and fostering a desire to find employment, we also carry out an internship project with the aim of promoting recruitment in Kyoto after graduation and completion of the program through mutual understanding between international students and companies, and ensuring retention after employment. We plan to implement this program again in 2024.
 Therefore, we are recruiting contractors for this project, so please consider participating in the proposal. If you are interested, please prepare a project proposal and quotation according to the requirements below and submit it by the deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

*This project is to implement the 2023 and 2024 projects together before the International Student Study Kyoto Network’s 2024 budget is approved.In the event that the 2024 budget for this project is reduced at the network general meeting, etc. We may cancel our business or change or reduce our business content.

Deadline: Until 17:00 on Friday, December 22, 2023
Requirements: Internship program, etc. for international students in 2024 Proposal requirements

Contact information

University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
International Student Study Kyoto Network Secretariat (in charge: Sawada, Murata) in the International Business Department
〒600-8216 His Campus Plaza Kyoto, down Nishinotoin-dori Shio-koji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
*Reception hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

2023 Gakumachi collaboration project Gakumachi NEWS!

Reiwa 5th year We would like to introduce the efforts of the academic town collaboration project.

The “Gakumachi Collaboration Project” solicits plans and projects that involve universities, students, and local communities to “collaborate” to develop Kyoto’s town and revitalize the region, and provides financial support.
We would like to inform you about the initiatives of selected organizations this year! !

[Activity introduction] Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, etc. Kyoto Student Theater Festival Executive Committee

On Sunday, September 10th, I visited the “Kyoto Student Theater Festival 2023”!

It was held in the same Yosho district of Sakyo Ward as last year, and a special outdoor stage shaped like a chrysalis, the symbol of the Kyoto Student Theater Festival, caught the attention of people passing by.

The Kyoto Student Theater Festival will be held for a long period of time from September 9th (Saturday) to September 16th (Saturday) (with one day off in between), and is a large-scale event with nine participating organizations. Last year, a wide range of people came to see the play, but this year, the second year it has been held in this location, due to the location’s well-established location and the level of publicity of the event, there were not enough seats in the audience. It was super packed.

The planning and management of such large-scale events is entirely carried out by students.
This time, Kyoto Student Public Relations Department has written an article about the chairman of the Kyoto Student Theater Festival Executive Committee, “The appeal of students mainly by students.”

Please take a look at the interview article! ! !

 Kyoto Student Public Relations Department KotoCollege https://kotocollege.jp/archives/30303


[Activity Introduction] Otani University Otani University And House

On Wednesday, October 18th, we visited the activities of “Otani University And House”!

The main area of activity is the Nakagawa School District located in the northern part of Kita Ward, Kyoto City. The Nakagawa school district is a production area for Kitayama cedar, but in recent years, as the population ages, it has become difficult to pass on traditional forestry practices, and the area is losing its vitality. is. As one of our initiatives, we are producing and selling a craft beer called “Kyoto Nakagawa Manma Beer!”.

The “Manmacha” used in beer is a tea that has been cultivated in the Nakagawa school district, and is said to be close to older types of tea, and is said to be a slightly bitter and flavorful tea. They will be manufactured with the residents, and subsequent beer manufacturing and sales will be sold online and online through the cooperation of welfare offices.
This time, I visited Otani University to see the process of pasting labels on Manma Beer bottles.
By this work, there is a work process of picking, sorting, steaming and roasting the tea, and then requested for brewing. According to Mr. Dehara of Otani University’s And House, the taste changes depending on how the tea is roasted, so it is difficult to maintain a consistent quality each year.

Attaching labels (long labels!) to about 200 bottles one by one is a difficult task that requires patience, but with everyone’s cooperation, the bottles with labels affixed one after another are completed. I felt the greatness of teamwork.
I think the joy that the things we have created by ourselves become products and are sold at stores is great.

Through the purchase of beer, the proceeds from the tea leaves will be returned to local welfare activities in the Nakagawa area. At Otani University And House, we go to the Nakagawa area every month and engage in activities such as quizzes, brain training, and other activities to interact with the residents.

I’m looking forward to selling “Mamma Beer” again this year! As for the taste, it has a fluffy tea flavor at first, with less beer bitterness. It seems to be easy for women to drink as well.

*For information on Otani University And House’s activities and Manma Beer, please check the Instagram below! ! !





[Activity Introduction] Kyoto Seika University “City, People and Music” Seminar

10/21 (Sat) I visited the [Ichijoji Festival Autumn Festival] where the “City, People, and Music” seminar held a workshop!  

Speaking of Ichijoji,

・The image of “ramen” is too strong, and other attractions are not conveyed.

・There is a difference in attitude between long-time residents and those who have recently moved in.

This issue emerged from a survey conducted among shopkeepers in Ichijoji.                             We want to solve such problems and revitalize regional exchanges! In addition to this idea, we held a workshop based on the desire to leverage the strengths of the “City, People, and Music” seminar, which has many students majoring in musical expression, and promote interaction in the local area by allowing people to come into contact with music. That means I have decided to do it.

It was a crisp autumn day, and Ichijoji Park, the venue for the event, was crowded with people from the morning. Many families with small children came to see the event’s many activities, including food stalls, fair corners, stage events, and workshop events. Later organizers announced that there were approximately 3,000 people in attendance.  

In the seminar workshop “City, People, and Music”, “Let’s have fun creating and playing with sounds together,” 4 The program involves students making musical instruments (a kalimba made from a hairpin, a flute made from a straw, a bracelet made by putting beads inside a tube, and a drum made from a paper tube and balloon) and enjoying playing with the instruments. It was a great success with parents and children enjoying playing musical instruments. It means that the material, shape and size of the ingredients, such as the ingredients from injuries or accidental ingestion, and so that they do not get tired so that they are easy to make, have been repeatedly prototyped. As a result of these efforts, on the day of the event, while I was interviewing the representative, Mr. Ogawa, children kept coming to the workshop, and it was so successful that I had to interrupt the interview each time.

In addition to holding workshops, the “City, People, and Music” seminar also participates in garbage pickup activities at Ichijoji Temple. There, they are also deepening their interactions with local people.

Please continue to work hard to revitalize Ichijoji! ! !





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
Participating companies

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


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


[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)
Apply If you would like to attend, please apply using this participation application form .
Application deadline: November 7th (Tuesday)


*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

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.


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

Participation fee: Free


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



 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