[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

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.

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.

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)

[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


[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


[For university faculty and staff] 2023 SD joint training program “Career of university staff – Graduate school admission and beyond” We are currently accepting applications for participation. .

The purpose of this training is to learn about the skills required of university staff and how to go on to graduate school as a way to acquire them. Through this training, you will reconsider your own career development and develop an awareness of improving your skills.

Yusuke Okada (Administrative Director, Ryukoku University Entrance Examination Department/High School-University Collaboration Promotion Office, Oberlin University Graduate School/Master’s degree)
Yumi Taniguchi (Assistant Director, Human Resources Division, Human Resources Department, Ritsumeikan University, currently enrolled in master’s program at Doshisha University Graduate School)
Mr. Yuichi Matsuda (Chief, Kansai University Trusteeship Group, Kansai University Management Bureau, Master’s degree, Oberlin University, Ph.D., Kansai University Graduate School)
Yasunari Shirafuji (Kyoto Sangyo University President’s IR Promotion Office, Doshisha University Graduate School, Master’s degree)

Mr. Takamichi Murayama (Administrative Director, Kyoto Bunkyo Junior and Senior High School, Master’s degree and Ph.D., Doshisha University Graduate School)>

[Date and time]Wednesday, December 6, 2023 13:00-16:00
[Meeting venue]Online (Zoom)
[Target] All faculty and staff (anyone can participate, regardless of years of service)
[Participation fee] Member schools: 1,000 yen (4,000 yen for those other than those listed on the left) *We will send you an invoice.
[Capacity] 40 people (first come first served)
[Application deadline] 11Month 22nd (Wed) 17:00
[Training Overview]Careers of university staff – entering graduate school and beyond
 Organizer: University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation