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Gakumachi Station

Business Overview

Kyoto City and the University Consortium Kyoto are implementing the “University Regional Collaboration Creation and Support Project (nicknamed the Gakumachi Collaboration Project)” to support the efforts by granting support funds to projects and projects that work on urban development and regional revitalization in Kyoto through “collaboration” between universities, students, and local communities.
This year marks the 20th year of the program, with the aim of developing human resources by securing practical education and research opportunities for universities, and for local communities, solving local issues and revitalizing them through the knowledge of the university and the vitality of students.

Reiwa 5th year academic town collaboration project application guidelines

Target Businesses

For the purpose of solving local issues and revitalizing Kyoto City, projects that meet the following requirements will be implemented in Kyoto City during the 5th year of Reiwa (from the date of adoption until the end of March of the following year (6th year of Reiwa)) will be targeted.
However, political activities, religious activities, activities that promote specific ideas, violent or destructive activities, commercial businesses, etc. are excluded.

New businesses that can be expected to collaborate with local communities in the future are also permitted.
Please contact us if you have not decided on a specific partner at the time of application.

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

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


Target Organizations

Organizations and groups of University Consortium, Kyoto member universities and junior colleges (*1)
A local organization that mainly works in the Kyoto city area (*2)

As a general rule, only one project can be applied for from the same organization or group. If there are multiple applications, it may be adopted as a single project or rejected. In addition, even if the application is from another organization or group, if it is considered to be the same business, we will make a decision on how to handle it after confirming the purpose of the project and the necessary confirmation of the affiliated organizations. * If you are unsure of your decision, please contact us. We will consider it according to the specific details of the application.

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

Amount and number of donations

Up to 300,000 yen / 10-15 cases

* At the results report meeting scheduled to be held in March of Reiwa 6, the implementing organization (1 organization) that was recognized as the most excellent will be commended (certificates, trophies, and activity incentives of 100,000 yen will be issued separately).

About the application

Application Period

April 1, Reiwa ~ May 19, 1 p.m.
* Documents can only be submitted as data, and paper submission is not required.

Reiwa 5th Fiscal Year Business Recruitment Briefing *Held online

Date and time: (1) Thursday, April 20, Reiwa 5, 6:00 p.m.
(2) Saturday, April 22, Reiwa 5, 10:30 a.m.
We also accept questions about how to write an application.

*This year’s application has ended.


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

We recommend reading the master plan of the administrative district in which the activity will be carried out! In addition, please listen to the opinions of local people and related government 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 also consult with the Regional Power Promotion Office of each ward office or branch.
In addition to reconfirming and sharing your objectives and achievement 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 objectives. In addition, for continuing projects, let’s thoroughly summarize the efforts made so far and organize the points for improvement and novelty so that they can be reflected in the application form.

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

Click here to download the documents related to the FYrecruitment>
Reiwa 5 Recruitment Guidelines
Reiwa 5th year “Gakumachi Collaboration Project” application form (Microsoft Word)
Example of application entry

Points to fill in

★ Let’s check the judging criteria!
Let’s find out what criteria are used to judge the case.

★ What is the purpose of the business? Write down your purpose and local needs.
The group that listened to the opinions of local people and ward offices in step 1 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.
The Gakumachi 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 down what role the partner will play, and if a local organization is applying, write down what the student will do independently.

★ Is it okay to take measures against corona infections?
In order to ensure 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 the initiative and event (the elderly, people with disabilities, etc.).

If you have trouble writing application documents…
“It’s an event involving the elderly, but should I take measures against 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. Consultations are also available by phone, email, and online.

How to apply: Step 3 Register your business outline

Please use the form below to register your business overview.


*This year’s application has ended.

How to apply: Step 4 Submission of application documents

Please fill out the (1) application form (Microsoft WORD) downloaded in step 2 of this page during the application period, and (2) submit it together with reference data (if available) from the submission form below.
(1) Application document data (Microsoft WORD)
(2) Reference data (up to about 10 pages in A4 size) Please submit it as a PDF. * Only if there is one
* Submission of paper media is not required for both (1) and (2).


*This year’s application has ended.

Main Schedule for the Future

Initial screening: After the application deadline ~ mid-June of Reiwa 5
Second screening (public presentation screening): Sunday, June 18, Reiwa 5 *Scheduled to be held at Campus Plaza Kyoto.
Notification of support project decision and selection results: Early July of Reiwa 5
Approval ceremony: Mid-July of Reiwa 5 * A certificate will be issued by Kyoto City for the certified project.
Interim report: Mid~end of October in Reiwa 5 * Submission of documents
Final report: March 6, Reiwa * Submission of documents
Report: Mid~end of March 6th year of Reiwa

Recruitment of General Auditors for the Second Screening (Presentation Screening)

We will hold a presentation review (second screening) meeting to decide the projects to be selected for this year’s Gakumachi Collaboration Project.
* This year, it will be held face-to-face.

At the screening meeting, the organizations that passed the document screening for the first round of selection will make elaborate presentations to appeal the effects and characteristics of their projects and their enthusiasm for their initiatives, and make presentations 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 5th year “Gakumachi Collaboration Project” presentation screening meeting


Sunday, June 18, Reiwa 5, 13:00-15:40 (scheduled to end)
* Depending on the progress of the day, the time may vary slightly.
meeting place Campus Plaza Kyoto 4th Floor, Lecture Room 2
Flow of the day Second Screening (Presentation Judging) Schedule
* Depending on the progress of the day, the time may vary slightly.
Participation Fee free

★ Registration
Applications are accepted from June 14 (Wednesday) to June 17 (Saturday) 15:00 in the 5th year of Reiwa.
If you would like to participate, please apply below. (Click Apply to open the application form.) )

* Reception has ended.


Selection Results

First Screening (Document Screening)

11 projects that passed the first selection

Second Selection (Presentation Judging)

On June 18, 2023, the second selection meeting (presentation screening meeting) was held, and 11 projects were certified as support projects as follows.

collaboration project list of certified projects> (in order of application)

Project name: Organization name
【Name of related university】
Activity Administrative DistrictBusiness
Kyoto Student Theater Festival 2023 Kyoto Student Theater Festival Executive Committee
[Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto Tachibana University, Kyoto University of the Arts, Kyoto Sangyo University, Osaka University of Arts]
Administrative District: Sakyo Ward
Set in a town that is about to undergo major changes in the next 10 years due to the Yosho Municipal Housing Complex Revitalization Plan, the Kyoto Student Theater Festival will be held outdoors with student theater companies. In cooperation with the local festival “Kamogawa Delta Festival”, we will hold joint projects between university students and the local community, not only performing theater performances, but also cultural activities of other genres and town projects.
Camo Cinema 18 Camo Cinema 18 Executive Committee
[Ritsumeikan University]
Administrative District: Sakyo Ward
With the aim of raising awareness of the long-term beautification and conservation of the Kamo River among local residents, Kyoto residents, and young people, we plan and operate cleanup activities and outdoor movie screening events “Kamo Cinema” on the riverbed of the Kamo River.
Art Festival BORDER!2023 BORDER! Executive Committee
[Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Seika University]
Administrative District: Nakagyo-ku
With the aim of creating a place where people can experience art and a place where young artists can play an active role, live painting, participatory art, and a marche will be held at Rissei Hiroba.
Keihoku Utsu Fureai Learning Mutual Keihoku Uzu Treasure Search
【Kyoto Seika University】
Administrative District: Ukyo Ward
With the aim of increasing the number of people involved in the revitalization of the Keihoku Utsu area, workshops will be held by local residents, university students, and international students. In addition, we will propose methods of continuous efforts involving the community and related populations for regional revitalization, such as the multi-purpose use of vacant houses and fallow land.
Nakagawa School District’s Life Rediscovery Project Otani University And House
【Otani University】
Administrative District: Kita Ward
In addition to welfare activities such as the Health Fureai Club to interact with the residents of the Nakagawa School District, we will also carry out activities that will lead to the revitalization of the community by producing and selling beer using tea, which has been cherished in the community for a long time, and disseminating the charm of Nakagawa.
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]
Administrative District: Kamigyo Ward
With the aim of preserving culture and disseminating the charm of the region, we will hold a light-up event for townhouses standing in the Nishijin area of Kamigyo Ward. In addition, by continuing to do so, we aim to further strengthen the connection between the community and students.
Keihoku Bon Odori Preservation Student Project Student organization K-Bond
[Kyoto Women’s University, Ryukoku University, Kyoto University]
Administrative District: Ukyo Ward
In light of the situation where the number of people who take on Bon Odori, which has been popular in the Keihoku region for a long time, is decreasing due to the rapidly declining birthrate and aging population, we will target the young people of Kyoto City to convey the charm of Bon Odori in Keihoku from a young perspective and promote activities to preserve Bon Odori in Keihoku.
Instinct Enzukuri Project Uni-vate
[Doshisha University]
Administrative District: Nakagyo-ku
With the aim of creating a place where everyone living in the Honno School District can easily visit, we will participate in community activities centered on the Honno Neighborhood Hall and join the local network, and hold a “Terakoya” for all generations at the Buddhist Temple in the Honno School District.
Pray for 〇〇 on the talisman-type guide map ~~! Akaoka Seminar 7th class
[Kyoto Sangyo University]
Administrative District: Kita Ward
Through the creation of a guide map of the Mizobashi shopping street, we aim to convey the charm of the shopping street to students and tourists attending universities in the vicinity of the shopping street, improve name recognition, attract customers, and become a vibrant shopping street.
A project to promote exchange within the community using Ichijoji Park “City, People, and Music” Seminar
【Kyoto Seika University】
Administrative District: Sakyo Ward
In order to convey the charm of Ichijoji Temple to both local residents and visitors, we plan and operate events to revitalize exchanges, such as workshops and concerts, in which local people can easily participate by utilizing the social nature of sound and music, mainly in Ichijoji Park.
The best part of EETS The real thrill of ETS meeting
[Kyoto Tachibana University]
Administrative District: Fushimi Ward
Stage events will be held mainly by students from the Daigo area and neighboring areas. Through performances by students and others, we will disseminate the latent culture of the Daigo area, and by interacting and collaborating with local people, we will create a richer culture and lead to a new attraction of the region.

Implementation Report

Reiwa 5th Presentation Screening Meeting (Second Selection Meeting) * Face-to-face

On Sunday, June 18, the second selection meeting (presentation screening meeting) of the Reiwa 5th academic year Gakumachi Collaboration Project was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto. This year’s event was held face-to-face for the first time in four years, and the 11 presenting organizations conveyed their enthusiasm for their projects and how they would promote collaboration with the local community.
The judges asked questions that were sometimes harsh, but also full of anticipation.
I was impressed by the students’ enthusiasm for taking notes on the questions and advice given by the judges, and I could feel their motivation.

Reiwa 5th Fiscal Year Project Certification Ceremony

On Wednesday, July 19, a certification ceremony for the Reiwa 5th Academic Town Collaboration Project was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto, and certificates were issued by the Mayor of Kyoto Kadokawa to the 11 organizations selected this year.
The mayor sent words of encouragement, saying, “I hope that the city of Kyoto will be further revitalized by fusing the regional power that Kyoto is proud of with the power of universities and student Mr./Ms.,” and the representatives of each organization who received the certificates expressed their strong determination.
After the certification ceremony, the selection committee members gave advice and impressions to each organization one by one, and I think they got good advice and hints for their future activities.
From now on, the activities of each organization will begin in earnest.
We will also be announcing it on the website of the University Consortium Kyoto, the university-regional collaboration portal site “GAKUMACHI STATION”, and facebook, so please keep an eye out!

Achievement debriefing session

《Debriefing Session》
On Wednesday, March 20, Reiwa 6, a report on the activities of 11 organizations selected for the fifth year of Reiwa was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto, and about 66 people, including selected organizations and general audiences, participated.
In the 8-minute allotted time, each organization gave a presentation on the results of its activities this year with photos and videos, and while appealing to the cooperation and results of the local community, it was also a meaningful presentation with many opinions from other organizations that it was helpful.
Each organization responded sincerely to the various opinions and questions from the judges.
In addition, from this year, we asked participants to write their impressions and opinions on sticky notes and put them on a message board, so that we could see real impressions and opinions on the spot.

《Opinion Exchange Meeting》
This year, the number of participants increased by more than 10 from last year, and the exchange meeting was held at a round table. In the first 20 minutes, the participants gave presentations on what they learned through the Gakumachi Collaboration Project and specific episodes that led to their learning, and in the second 20 minutes, they gave presentations on the “charms of the region” that they found through their involvement in the Gakumachi Collaboration Project, followed by questions and exchanges of opinions.
Since there is no contact between other organizations while doing similar activities, it was a valuable place to hear about the real status of activities, and conversely, it was a place to receive opinions, so it was a fruitful time for the participants, and a friendly atmosphere was created at all the round tables.

《Award Ceremony and Commentary》
Every year, we recognize the business organizations that have achieved the most excellent results and present 100,000 yen as an activity incentive. As a result of the judging, the Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association (Kyoto Seika University), which held workshops by local residents, university students, and international students to revitalize the Keihoku Utsu area, was selected as the best organization of the year.
The award was given in recognition of the fact that we have been involved with Keihoku Utsu for more than 10 years since 2013 and have been able to interact deeply with the local people.
In addition, from this year, the number of people who applied for a “certificate of completion” proving that they have completed the activity for the first time in the 20th year of the Gakumachi Collaboration Project was awarded.

Learning Town NEWS!

We introduce the initiatives of the projects adopted in the Gakumachi Collaboration Project from time to time.
・ Reiwa 5th year school town collaboration project gakumachi NEWS!


University Consortium Kyoto Gakumachi Collaboration Project
TEL :075-353-9130 FAX: 075-353-9101
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〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimo-ku, Kyoto, Campus Plaza Kyoto
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00