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Gakumachi Station

Business summary

Kyoto City and the University Consortium Kyoto (public interest incorporated foundation) Universities Consortium Kyoto are collaborating with universities, students, and the local community to provide support funds to projects and projects that work on urban development and regional revitalization in Kyoto. We are implementing the Collaborative Creation and Support Project (nickname: Gakumachi Collaboration Project).
This program has been implemented since fiscal year 2004 with the aim of developing human resources for the university by securing practical education and research opportunities, and for the local community to use the knowledge of the university and the vitality of students to solve regional problems and revitalize the region. This year marks the 20th year.

Reiwa 5 Academic Town Collaboration Business Recruitment Guidelines

Target business

The project will be implemented in Kyoto City during FY2020 (from the date of adoption until the end of March of the following year (Reiwa 6)) with the aim of solving regional issues and revitalizing Kyoto City, and will meet the following requirements: Targets business.
However, this excludes political activities, religious activities, activities to spread a specific ideology, violent/destructive activities, commercial projects, etc.

As 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, this is a project that is undertaken in collaboration and collaboration between universities, student groups, and the local community (resident organizations, civil society groups, business operators, etc. that mainly target the Kyoto city area), and is particularly , activities in which students take the initiative.
*Administrative agencies may be included in the collaboration, but collaboration only with administrative agencies is not possible.
Examples: Research, citizen lectures, events, etc. in various fields such as
health and welfare, social education, town development, academic, cultural, artistic, or sports promotion, environmental conservation, and regional safety.

② Those who have not received any subsidies or subsidies from Kyoto City other than the Gakumachi Collaboration Project.


Target organization

Organizations/groups of University Consortium Kyoto member universities/junior colleges (*1)  
regional organizations (*2) that mainly operate in the Kyoto city area

As a general rule, only one project can be applied for from the same organization/group. If multiple applications are received, the project may be selected or rejected as one project. In addition, even if the application is from a different organization or group, if it appears to be the same project, we will make a decision on how to handle it after confirming the purpose of the project, partner organizations, etc. *If you are unsure, please contact us. We will consider the details of your application.

(*1) University departments, laboratories, seminars, clubs, student circles (circles made up of students from multiple universities are also possible), etc.
(*2) Resident organizations such as neighborhood associations and neighborhood associations, civic activity groups, and businesses. Organizations/groups (such as shopping streets) made up of people, etc.

Support amount/number of cases

Maximum 300,000 yen / around 10 to 15 items

*In addition, at the results report meeting scheduled to be held in March 2020, an award will be given to the implementing organization (one organization) whose project is recognized as the most excellent (a certificate, trophy, and 100,000 yen in activity incentives). Separately issued).

About application

Recruitment period

Saturday, April 1, 2020 – Friday, May 19, 2020 1:00 p.m.
*Document submissions are data only; paper submissions are not required.

FY2020 Business Recruitment Briefing *Held online

Date and time:
① Thursday, April 20, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
② Saturday, April 22, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
We will also accept questions about how to fill out the application form.

*Recruitment for this year has ended.


How to apply: Step 1 Before you start writing the application form

We encourage you to read the master plan of the administrative district in which you will carry out your activities! Also, as much as possible, please listen to the opinions of local residents and related administrative agencies regarding the background of project implementation and local needs. If you have any questions about the ward’s basic plan or points to keep in mind when engaging in local activities, you can consult the Regional Power Promotion Office at each ward office or branch office.
In addition to reconfirming and sharing your goals and objectives, discuss once again within your group and consider whether the business you are considering is the best way to achieve your goals. In addition, regarding continuing projects, it is a good idea to thoroughly summarize the efforts to date and organize the improvements and novelties so that they can be reflected in the application form.

Application method: Step 2 Write the application form!

<Click here to download documents related to business recruitment for 2020>
Recruitment guidelines for 2020
Application form for 2020 “Gakumachi Collaboration Project” (Microsoft Word)
Example of application entry

Points to fill in

★Check the screening criteria!
Let’s check what criteria will be used to judge it.

★Why do we carry out the project? Be sure to clearly state your purpose and the needs of the area.
Groups that listened to opinions from local residents and ward offices in step 1 should also write down the details.

★Who are you collaborating with (or planning to collaborate with)? What is the role of each? Let’s be specific.
Gakumachi Collaboration emphasizes the learning that can be gained when universities, students, and the local community work together toward the same goal. If a student group is applying, be sure to write down what role the partner will play, and if a local organization is applying, be sure to clearly state what the students will be doing on their own.

★Is it safe to take measures against coronavirus infections?
In order to ensure that everyone can carry out activities with peace of mind, let’s carefully consider the necessary measures against infectious diseases, taking into account the circumstances of the people involved in the initiative or event (elderly people, people with disabilities, etc.).

If you are having trouble filling out the application documents, etc.,
you may have questions such as, “This is an event involving elderly people, should I take precautions against infectious diseases?”, “I want to set up an internet environment, but can I use the support funds?”, etc. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact University Consortium Kyoto. We also accept consultations by phone, email, and online.

Application method: Step 3 Registration of business outline

Please register your business outline using the form below.


*Recruitment for this year has ended.

Application method: Step 4 Submit application documents

Please fill out the application form ( Microsoft WORD) downloaded in Step 2 of this page within the recruitment period , and then submit it along with ② reference data (if available) using the submission form
①Application document data (Microsoft WORD)
②Reference data (up to about 10 pages converted to A4 size. Please submit in PDF) *Only if available *Both
① and ② do not need to be submitted in paper format.


*Recruitment for this year has ended.

Future main schedule

First screening: After the application deadline – mid-June 2020
Second screening (public presentation screening): Sunday, June 18, 2020 *Scheduled to be held at Campus Plaza Kyoto.
Support project decision and notification of selection results: Early July 2020
Certification ceremony: Mid-July 2020 *Certificates will be issued by Kyoto City to certified projects.
Interim report: Mid-to-late October 2020 *Document submission
Final report: March 2020 *Document submission
Report meeting: Mid-March to late March 2020

Regarding recruitment of general audience for the second screening (presentation screening)

A presentation screening (secondary screening) will be held to determine the selected projects for this year’s Academic Town Collaboration Project.
*This year, the event will be held face-to-face.

At the screening committee, the organizations that have passed the initial screening will give elaborate presentations highlighting the effects and characteristics of their projects, as well as their enthusiasm for the project, in preparation 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 if you are interested.

Reiwa 5th “Gakumachi Collaboration Project” Presentation Judgment Committee

date and time

Sunday, June 18, 2020, 13:00-15:40 (scheduled to end)
*Time may change slightly depending on the progress of the day.
venue Campus Plaza Kyoto 4th floor 2nd lecture room
Flow of the day Second Selection (Presentation Judgment) Schedule

*Time may change slightly depending on the progress of the day.
Entry fee free

★About application for participation
Applications for participation will be accepted from Wednesday, June 14, 2020 to Saturday, June 17, 2020 from 15:00.
If you would like to participate, please apply below. (Click Apply to open the application form.)

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Selection results

First selection (document screening)

11 projects passed the first screening

Second selection (presentation screening committee)

The second selection meeting (presentation screening meeting) was held on June 18, 2023, and the following 11 projects were certified as supported projects.

<FY2020 Academic Town Collaboration Project List of certified projects (11 projects)> (in order of application)

Business name Organization name
[affiliated university name]
Administrative district
Business summary
Kyoto Student Theater Festival 2023 Kyoto Student Theater Festival Executive Committee
[Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto Tachibana University, Kyoto University of Arts, Kyoto Sangyo University, Osaka University of Arts]
Active administrative district: Sakyo Ward
The Kyoto Student Theater Festival, where student theater groups gather, will be held outdoors in a town that is poised to undergo major changes over the next 10 years due to the Yosei Municipal Housing Complex Revitalization Plan. In collaboration with the local festival “Kamogawa Delta Festival,” we will not only perform theatrical performances, but also involve cultural activities in other genres and city walking projects, in which university students and the local community will collaborate on projects.
Camo Cinema 18 Camo Cinema 18 Executive Committee
[Ritsumeikan University]
Activity administrative district: Sakyo Ward
With the aim of getting local residents, Kyoto residents, and young people to become aware of the long-term beautification and conservation of the Kamogawa River, we plan and operate cleanup activities and an outdoor movie screening event called “Kamo Cinema” on the riverbed of the Kamogawa River.
Art Festival BORDER!2023 BORDER! Executive Committee
[Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Seika University]
Active administrative district: Nakagyo Ward
Live painting, participatory art, and a marche will be held at Rissei Plaza with the aim of creating a place where people can experience art and where young artists can flourish.
Keihoku Utsu Fureai Learning Exchange Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association
[Kyoto Seika University]
Activity area: Ukyo Ward
With the aim of increasing the number of people involved in the revitalization of the Keihoku Utsu area, workshops will be held with local residents, university students, and international students. In addition, we will propose methods for continuous efforts that involve both the local community and the relevant population for regional revitalization, such as using vacant houses and fallow land for multiple purposes.
Nakagawa School District Life Rediscovery Project Otani University And House
[Otani University]
Activity area: Kita Ward
In addition to conducting welfare activities such as the Health Fureai Club to interact with residents of the Nakagawa school district, we also promote the appeal of Nakagawa by producing and selling beer using tea, which has been cherished in the area since ancient times. , carry out activities that lead to regional revitalization.
Miyako Light ’23 Miyako Light Executive Committee
[Ryukoku University, Hanazono University, Kyoto Women’s University, Otani University, Momoyama Gakuin University of Education, Doshisha Women’s University, Ritsumeikan University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University]
Active administrative district: Kamigyo Ward
A light-up event will be held for the townhouses in the Nishijin area of ​​Kamigyo Ward, with the aim of preserving culture and promoting the charm of the area. In addition, by continuing to do this, we aim to further strengthen the ties between the community and students.
Keihoku Bon Odori Preservation Student Project Student group K-Bond
[Kyoto Women’s University, Ryukoku University, Kyoto University]
Active administrative district: Ukyo Ward
In light of the fact that Bon Odori, which has been popular in the Keihoku region for a long time, is decreasing in number due to the rapidly declining birthrate and aging of the population, we will target young people in Kyoto City and communicate the appeal of Keihoku Bon Odori from a young person’s perspective. and promote preservation activities for Keihoku’s Bon Odori.
Honnotsu Enzukuri Project Uni-vate
[Doshisha University]
Administrative district: Nakagyo Ward
With the aim of creating a place where everyone living in the Honnotsu School District can easily visit, we participate in local activities centered around the Honnobu Neighborhood Hall and become part of the local network. “Terakoya” will be held for all generations.
Pray with the amulet-shaped guide map! Akaoka Seminar 7th generation
[Kyoto Sangyo University]
Activity area: Kita Ward
By creating a guide map for Misonobashi Shopping District, we will communicate the appeal of the shopping district to students attending universities and tourists near the shopping district, improve its name recognition, attract more customers, and aim to create a vibrant shopping district.
A project to promote interaction within the region using Ichijoji Park “City, People and Music” Seminar
[Kyoto Seika University]
Activity area: Sakyo Ward
In order to convey the appeal of Ichijoji to both local residents and visitors, we will utilize the social nature of sound and music to stimulate interaction through workshops and concerts that local people can easily participate in, centered around Ichijoji Park. Plan and manage events.
The real pleasure eets Daigomi eets Association
[Kyoto Tachibana University]
Activity area: Fushimi Ward
Stage events will be held mainly for students from the Daigo area and nearby areas. Through performances by students and others, we will disseminate the latent culture of the Daigo area, and through interaction and cooperation between local people, we will create a richer culture and make the area a new attraction.

Implementation report

FY2020 Presentation Screening (Second Selection) *Face-to-face meeting

On June 18th (Sunday), the 2nd round of selection (presentation screening) for the 2020 academic community collaboration project was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto. This year, the event was held face-to-face for the first time in four years, and 11 presentation organizations shared their passion about their projects and how they plan to collaborate with the local community.
The teachers who served as judges asked sometimes tough, yet hopeful questions.
It was impressive to see the students enthusiastically taking notes on the questions and advice given by the judges, and I could sense their motivation.

2023 Business Certification Ceremony

On July 19th (Wednesday), a certification ceremony for the 2020 academic community collaboration project was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto, and Kyoto Mayor Kadokawa issued certificates to the 11 organizations selected this year.
The mayor gave words of encouragement, saying, “I want Kyoto to become even more vibrant through the fusion of the local strength that Kyoto is proud of and the power of universities and students,” and the representatives of each organization that received the certificates expressed their enthusiasm. I expressed my determination.
After the certification ceremony, the selection committee gave advice and impressions to each organization one by one, and we believe that the organizations received good advice and hints for their future activities. !
From now on, the activities of each group will begin in earnest.
We will keep an eye out for announcements on the University Consortium Kyoto website, the university/regional collaboration portal site “GAKUMACHI STATION”, and Facebook! !

Results report meeting

We will be holding a report session on the results of the 2020 “Gakumachi Collaboration Project”! !

At the debriefing session, the 11 organizations selected this year will look back on their activities to date and present the results of their efforts.
We look forward to your visit, whether you want to use it as a reference for your activities or want to get started.

Date and time: March 20, 2020 (Wednesday/Holiday) 13:00-18:00 (scheduled to end)
Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto 2nd floor hall

*Advance application required 
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Gakumachi NEWS!

We are constantly introducing projects that have been adopted as part of the Gakumachi Collaboration Project.
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Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Gakumachi Collaboration Project
TEL: 075-353-9130 FAX: 075-353-9101
MAIL: gakumachi-admin-ml■consortium.or.jp
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600-8216, Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
*Counter hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 – 17:00

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