Overview of the business

Kyoto City and the University Consortium Kyoto are implementing the "University Community Collaboration and Support Project (nickname: Learning Town Collaboration Project)" by granting support money to projects and projects in which universities, students, and the local community collaborate to develop Kyoto's city and revitalize the region.
It has been implemented since the 16th fiscal year, and this year is the 18th year with the aim of developing human resources by securing practical education and research opportunities for universities, and solving and revitalizing regional issues through the knowledge and vitality of students for the region.
* Reiwa 2 has been canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection.
* The recruitment of the "cultural frame" that has been established since FY29 will not be conducted from this fiscal year.

Guidelines for Infectious Disease Control for Gakumachi Collaboration Project

Target business

For the purpose of solving local issues and revitalizing Kyoto City, projects that meet the following requirements are eligible, which will be implemented in Kyoto City during the third fiscal year of Reiwa (from the date of adoption to the end of March of the following year (Reiwa 4 years)).
However, political activities, religious activities, activities to disseminate specific ideas, violent or destructive activities, for-profit enterprises, etc. are excluded.

★ New businesses that can be expected to collaborate with local communities in the future are also acceptable.
In the midst of the Corona disaster, it is expected that it will be difficult to carry out the regional cooperation activities that we have been conducting so far, and it will be difficult to deepen cooperation with the community, so this time we will also target projects that have not been decided on a specific partner at the time of application, or projects that are intended to propose to the community (such as creating a publicity video of the store to promote the shopping district). However, even in such cases, it is desirable to understand the needs of the region while utilizing online and other means.

(1) Projects in which universities and student groups and local communities (residents' organizations, civic action groups, businesses, etc.* mainly active in the Kyoto City area) collaborate and collaborate as an organization or group, and in particular, students take the initiative in their activities.
* Administrative agencies may be included in the collaborating destination, but cooperation with administrative agencies alone is not possible.
Examples: Surveys and research, public lectures, events, etc. in various fields such as health and welfare, social education, community development, promotion of academic, cultural, artistic or sports, environmental conservation,
and community safety.

(2) Those that have not received subsidies or subsidies from Kyoto City other than the academic town collaboration project.

(3) Comply with the Guidelines for Infectious Disease Control for the Gakumachi Collaboration Project.
*1: For details of the guidelines, please refer to the "Guidelines for Infectious Disease Control for the Gakumachi Collaboration Project".
(The application guidelines and guidelines will be displayed in PDF by clicking each image on this page.)
*2: Depending on the infection status of the new coronavirus infection, we may request that you suspend or cancel your activities. 
If you are unsure about how to proceed with future activities, please contact the University Consortium Kyoto.

Target Organizations

University Consortium Kyoto member universities and junior college organizations and groups (*1) or
regional organizations active mainly in the Kyoto city area (*2)

*1 University departments, laboratories, seminars, clubs, student circles (clubs composed of students from multiple universities are also acceptable), etc. *2 Organizations and groups (shopping districts, etc
.) consisting of residents' organizations such as residents' associations and neighborhood associations, civic action groups, businesses, etc.

Amount and number of projects supported

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

* At the project report meeting scheduled to be held in March Reiwa 4, the organization (1 organization) that implements the project that is recognized as the most excellent will be commended (award certificate, trophy, and activity incentive of 100,000 yen will be issued separately).
* We will not be accepting applications for cultural quotas from this fiscal year.

About application

Period of application

Thursday, April 1, 3 ~ Friday, May 28, Reiwa *Same day if mailed,
5 p.m. if you bring your own


Reiwa 3 Business recruitment briefing session *Held online

Date & Time: (1) Wednesday, April 21, Reiwa, 6:00 p.m. (2) Saturday, April 24, Reiwa, 10:30

a.m. We also accept questions about how to fill out an application form.
* If you would like to participate, please apply from the following. (Click Apply to open the application form.)
We will send the URL of the webinar (planned) to those who have applied by e-mail.

* This year's application has ended.

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

We recommend reading the basic plan of the borough where the activity will be carried out! In addition, please listen to the opinions of local people and related administrative agencies as much as possible regarding the background of the project implementation and the needs of the community. If you have any questions about the basic plan of the ward or points to keep in mind when working in the community, you can consult with the Regional Power Promotion Office of each ward office or branch office.
Let's reconfirm and share our objectives and goals, and discuss once again whether the business content we are thinking of is the best way to achieve the objectives. In addition, with regard to continuing projects, we will thoroughly summarize our efforts to date and organize them so that improvements and novelties can be reflected in the application form.

How to apply: Step 2 Let's write an application form!

Click here to download the documents related to the <Reiwa 3 year business offering>
● Reiwa 3 application guidelines
Reiwa 3 year application form (Microsoft WORD)
Example of filling out the application form

Points to fill in

★ Let's check the judging criteria!
Let's check what criteria are used to judge them.

★ What is the purpose of the project? Write down your purpose and local needs.
In step 1, the group that listened to the opinions of local people and ward offices, etc. should also write the contents.

★ Who are you working with (or planning to work with)? What is the role of each? Let's be specific.
Gakumachi Collab emphasizes learning that can be obtained by collaborating with universities, students, and the community toward the same goal. If a student group is applying, write down what role the partner will play, and if a local organization is applying, what the student will do proactively.

★ Are there any measures against infectious diseases? Think about the initiative, the content of the event, the target audience, etc., and write specifically.
In order for everyone to be able to work with peace of mind even in the corona disaster, let's think carefully about necessary infectious disease countermeasures based on the situation of the people involved in initiatives and events (elderly people, people with disabilities, etc.).

If you have trouble with how to fill out application documents…
"There are things I want to try, but I don't feel comfortable going outside in the corona disaster…", "It's an event involving elderly people, but is this enough to prevent infectious diseases?", "I want to set up an Internet environment, but can I use the support money?" If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the University Consortium Kyoto. In addition to the telephone and e-mail consultations we have been taking, we are also accepting online consultations from this time.

How to apply: Step 3 Register your business overview

Please register your business overview using the form below.

* This year's application has ended.

How to apply: Step 4 Submission of application documents

Please submit it by mail or bringing it to the person in charge of the study town collaboration project during the application period.
(1) 15 copies of application documents * If you have reference materials (up to 10 sheets), submit 15 copies
of reference materials. (2) Application document data (MS- Word) * If you have reference materials, submit the reference material data (PDF) *
Please do not change the prescribed form downloaded from the University Consortium Kyoto website for both (1) and (2).

Main upcoming schedules

First screening: After the application deadline ~ mid-June
Second screening (presentation screening): Sunday, June 20, Reiwa 3 * Scheduled to be held online.
Notification of support project decision and selection result: Early
July Reiwa 3rd year Approval ceremony: Monday, July 12, Reiwa 3 * Kyoto City will issue a certificate of certification for certified projects.
Interim report: Friday, October 29, Reiwa 3 *Submission
of documents Final report: March Reiwa 4 *Submission
of documents Report: Mid~late March, Reiwa

Recruitment of general audience for the second screening (presentation screening)

We will hold a presentation review (second screening) meeting to determine the selected projects for this year's academic town collaboration project.
* In the third fiscal year of Reiwa, it will be held online.

At the screening meeting, each organization that passed the document screening of the first screening will make elaborate presentations to appeal the effects and characteristics of the project, the enthusiasm for the initiative, etc., and make a presentation for selection.
This is an opportunity to see the efforts of universities and students in collaboration with the local community, so we look forward to your participation, including those who are interested.

Reiwa 3rd "Learning Town Collaboration Project" Presentation Judging Committee


Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:00~14:10

Venue Online (Zoom webinar)
Flow of the day

Second Selection (Presentation Judging Meeting) Schedule
* Depending on the progress of the day, the time may change slightly.

Attendance fee Free

★ Registration
We are accepting applications from June 15 (Tue.) ~ June 19 (Sat.), 2021 at 17:00.
If you would like to participate,
please fill in your name and contact information and send an email to the following contact information.
We will inform you of the URL of the Zoom webinar.

Selection Results

First screening (document screening)

13 projects passed the first screening

Second Selection (Presentation Judging)

The second screening meeting (presentation judging meeting) was held on June 20, 2021, and 11 projects were certified as support projects as follows.

<Reiwa 3 Gakumachi Collaboration Project List of Certified Projects (11 Projects) > (in order of application)

Business name Name of organization【Name
of related university】
Activity administrative district
Overview of the business
Art Festival
BORDER! Executive Committee
[Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Seika University, Seian University of Art and Design]
Activity administrative districts: Sakyo Ward, Nakagyo Ward, Shimogyo Ward
With the aim of contributing to the development and promotion of artistic activities of the younger generation in the region centered on Kyoto, we will hold the art festival BORDER! with the concept of creating new "creations" and encountering all "creations" through a place where "tsukuru" of various genres meet beyond boundaries.
Thrill eets Eitsukai
【Kyoto Tachibana University】
Activity Administrative District: Fushimi Ward
On the same day, stage events centered on students and students, such as elementary, junior high, and high schools, and university clubs and circles, were held at multiple venues in the Daigo area of Fushimi Ward. Through performances by students, students, and children, we will disseminate the latent culture of the Daigo area, and by interacting and collaborating with each other, we will create a richer culture and lead to the charm of a new region.
Soykal from Shizuhara〜Connecting with soybeans〜 Mirai Transmitting Bureau Omusubi Shizuhara Support Team
[Kyoto Sangyo University]
Activity administrative district: Sakyo Ward
With the aim of local production for local consumption and improving the status of soybeans, which are indispensable for Kyoto's food culture, we are collaborating with the Shizuhara region to cultivate fallow land and cultivate soybeans. By disseminating the appeal of soybeans at events, etc., we aim to brand Kyoto soybeans.
In addition, agricultural exchanges will be held in the cultivated fields to approach regional issues such as "increase in fallow land" and "depopulation".
Department of Children's Science Waku Waku Laboratory
【Bukkyo University】
Administrative Region: All of Kyoto City
At Bukkyo University's Murasakino Campus in Kita Ward, free science experiment classes are held after school and on holidays after school for various people in the community to participate in order to provide a place for children to belong.
In addition, they travel to nearby children's centers and local events, conduct activities in which various children can participate, and give lectures throughout Kyoto City if requested.
Automatic search system for elderly people walking alone using face recognition "Sagasuke" Student Organizations [
Kyoto University, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Yamato University, Osaka City University Graduate School]
Activity administrative districts: Kamigyo Ward, Sakyo Ward
While the number of dementia patients is increasing rapidly due to the aging of the population, the burden of searching when walking alone (wandering) is concentrated on caregivers and their families, we will explore the possibility of automatic search services using cameras and face recognition systems installed in vehicles and protection agency services using taxis, aiming to make the gentle work of nursing care sustainable.
Rediscovering Life in the Nakagawa School District: Beer Project with Tea And House
【Otani University】
Activity Administrative District: Kita Ward
The local community nurtures "Manma tea," a precious tea that has been popular in Nakagawa, and produces refreshing craft beer in collaboration with HEROES, an NPO that is harvested by students of Otani University and made craft beer with autistic people. Through advertising and sales activities for this craft beer in collaboration with university students and the NPO HEROES, we will disseminate information about the appeal of Nakagawa.
History of the Changing City of Kikuhama/Creation of Cultural Resource Map Kyoto University Yanagisawa Laboratory and Kikuhama Project
[Kyoto University]
Activity Administrative District: Shimogyo-ku
In collaboration with local government organizations, wards, community development centers, social associations, etc., we conducted various surveys targeting the Kikuhama School District in Shimogyo-ku, such as surveys of the current status of historical buildings, business site surveys, and interviews with people who have lived in Kikuhama for a long time, while utilizing the specialties of architecture majors. The results will be compiled into a map that can be shared with residents and both inside and outside the area, and will be used as basic materials for thinking about the future image of the town in the Kikuhama School District.
Camo Cinema 16 Kamo Cinema 16 Executive Committee
[Ritsumeikan University]
Activity administrative district: Kamigyo Ward
With the aim of raising awareness of environmental conservation and beautification of the Kamogawa River, cleanup activities and activities for children are held on the Kamogawa riverbed every summer, mainly targeting local residents and young people.
Also, after sunset, an outdoor movie screening is held on the Kamogawa riverbed.
Keihoku Utsu Fureai Learning Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association
【Kyoto Seika University】
Activity administrative district: Ukyo-ku
Considering the nature, culture, history, town, life, residents, and children of the Keihoku Utsu area as "treasures," workshops were held for children who will lead the future of the region with the cooperation of the Utsu Residents' Association and Ippuku Ie Utsu. We aim to revitalize the region by rediscovering, nurturing, and widely disseminating local treasures.
Conveying the charm of Umetsu to the young people of Umetsu! – Digital × Analog Strategy Umetsu Town Development Committee + Inui Seminar Umetsu Group
[Ritsumeikan University]
Activity administrative district: Ukyo Ward
In order to convey the charm of the Umetsu School District, which has a history and rich nature, to the younger generation, the Umetsu Town Development Committee converts data on the charm and fun of Umetsu that it owns and disseminates it online.
In addition, the appeal of Umetsu converted into data will be made into a booklet and disseminated to the analog generation.
Chongren Leather Industry Sustainability Project Sujin Leather Industry Sustainability Project
[Kyoto Women's University, Ryukoku University, Kyoto City University of Arts]
Administrative district: Shimogyo-ku
With the aim of passing on the leather culture that the Sujin area should be proud of to future generations, we promoted projects with students of Kyoto City University of Arts and local residents, and held various projects such as workshops using skins at the Sujin Children's Center. With the cooperation of students from Kyoto City University of Arts, who will be relocating to the Sujin area, we aim to create a place for interaction between local residents and local children.

Implementation Report

Reiwa 3 Presentation Judging Meeting (Second Screening) *Held online

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the second selection meeting (presentation judging meeting) of the Reiwa 3rd academic year collaboration project was held. Due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection Reiwa the school town collaboration project itself was canceled in the second year, and this year's presentation screening was held online for the first time. The applicant organizations made their presentations online, and the judges judged from Campus Plaza Kyoto.
The students seemed to be accustomed to the operation, perhaps due to the influence of online classes, and the screen sharing was carried out smoothly, and their passion was conveyed, such as the content of the project and how to promote cooperation with the community. In response to the students' thoughts, the judges asked sometimes tough but promising questions.
Although it is difficult to work as much as you would like in the midst of the Corona disaster, I got the impression that they are trying to do what they can in this situation, taking care of infection control measures, utilizing online. Announcements are also unique to online! Some group members appealed by participating online from their usual activity locations, which made the venue crowded.

Reiwa 3 Project Certification Ceremony

On Monday, July 12, 2021, a certification ceremony for the Reiwa 3rd academic town collaboration project was held at Kyoto City Hall, and 11 organizations selected this year were issued certificates by Mayor Kadokawa of Kyoto. The representatives of the organizations that received the certificates expressed their strong commitment. Some groups participated in unique attire to promote their efforts, such as the formal attire of the brass band, the aged boots that they always wear in the fields, and the white coat of the science class, which further raised expectations for the future.
In the comments from the selection committee after the certification ceremony, there was a tendency for many applications for new businesses, probably due to the corona disaster, and in order to continue while it is difficult to carry out activities as before, it is necessary to think together while relying on the local community and those around us, and I want you to deeply know the thoughts and history of local people and seniors, and work while thinking about them. I was told that I wanted them to work with humor and playfulness at times.
From now on, the activities of each organization will start in earnest.
Please pay attention to the reports on the website of the University Consortium Kyoto, the portal site "GAKUMACHI STATION" for university and regional cooperation, and facebook!

Achievement report meeting *Held online

≪ Report Session≫
In the Zoom webinar, 10 organizations selected in FY2021 reported their activities. During the six-minute session, each organization made ingenious presentations on the results of their activities this fiscal year, and it was very clear how they were actively involved in close proximity to the community. In the six-minute Q&A session, questions were asked by the pre-designated selected organizations for two minutes, and questions were asked by the judges for four minutes, and each organization responded sincerely to questions.

≪Opinion exchange meeting and exchange meeting≫ After the debriefing session,
it was held in a Zoom meeting led by the secretariat. Members of the selected organizations presented episodes of the activities of this project while introducing their favorite goods and booklets they produced on the screen. After all the episodes were shown, each group was asked to vote for the episode that resonated with them the most using the Zoom voting function, and the "Mirai Transmission Station Omusubi Shizuhara Support Team," which introduced the production of the "Soy Recipe Book," was selected as the first place.

≪Award Ceremony and Commentary≫
Every fiscal year, the business organization that has achieved the most excellent results is selected from among the selected organizations and awarded, and 100,000 yen is presented as an activity incentive. As a result of the screening, the "Umetsu Town Development Committee + Inui Seminar Umezu Group (Ritsumeikan University)", which has been engaged in activities to disseminate the charm and fun of the Umetsu School District online and in booklets, was selected as the best organization of the year. The award was given in recognition of the building of a relationship of trust with the local community, versatility that can be used as a model for other regions, and the implementation of activities that can only be done in this era, which fuses digital and analog in the Corona disaster, which makes it impossible to carry out activities in the same way as before.

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