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Since 1995, the University Consortium Kyoto has been working to raise awareness of FD among university faculty members and contribute to the improvement of university education.Since 1995, the University Consortium Kyoto has been working to (1) disseminate FD activities, (2) provide opportunities for practical and research reports on university education and class improvement, and people-to-people exchanges. and (3) dissemination of information on FD activities in Kyoto. This is a large-scale FD event attended by many university faculty members and educators from all over Japan.

Event overview

28th FD Forum

28th FD Forum Challenge - Challenges and choices required to support diverse learning

Main subject
Challenge – Challenges and choices required to support diverse learning
date and time
February 18th (Saturday), 23rd (Thursday/Holiday), 24th (Friday), 25th (Saturday), 2023
Holding format
Online (Zoom), hybrid holding with some subcommittees (online: Zoom/Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto)
University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City

You can download
the 28th FD Forum leaflet
here .
2021 27th FD Forum Leaflet


schedule time Content
February 11th (Sat/Holiday) 10:00 Poster session special website released
Saturday, February 18th 13:00-16:00 Poster session online presentation
February 23rd (Thursday/Holiday) 9:30~ 1st Subcommittee
2nd Subcommittee
14:00~ The 3rd branch meeting (exchange meeting),
the 4th branch meeting,
the 5th branch meeting (exchange meeting)
February 24 (Friday) 9:30~ 6th Subcommittee
7th Subcommittee
14:00~ 8th Subcommittee
9th Subcommittee
Saturday, February 25th 9:30~ 10th Subcommittee
11th Subcommittee
14:00-16:30 symposium
17:00-18:30 closing session


Details of the symposium can be found here .

February 25th (Sat) 14:00-16:30
How will we learn at university in the future?
– Diversity of learning that creates independence –
Capacity: 1,000 (member schools prioritized capacity: 600)

There are many different types of students at university, and each of them independently learns different things.
The way we learn at universities is changing from a “teaching paradigm,” where the instructor is the main actor, to a “learning paradigm,” where the learner is the main actor. Even during the coronavirus pandemic, there are many examples of students practicing independent learning through off-campus activities such as industry-academia collaboration and regional collaboration. Additionally, support for independent learning for various students is becoming more diverse. In addition to providing general learning support and improving the learning environment, it is also necessary to provide support for students with disabilities and students with financial problems.

In this symposium, we would like to discuss how students should learn at universities in the future, citing examples of students learning independently through regional collaboration and various support initiatives for students.
Mr. Takaaki Nishida
Associate Professor, Faculty of Life Science, Kyoto Sangyo University
Chihiro Kunimoto
Chiba University Academic Link Center Vice Director/Associate Professor
Mr. Kazuhiro Nagata
Director of JT Biohistory Research Institute, poet, professor emeritus of Kyoto University, professor emeritus of Kyoto Sangyo University
Mr. Hidetaku Shiratori
Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University / Deputy Director, Educational Support Research and Development Center


You can check the overview of all subcommittees here .

*You can apply for multiple subcommittees, but you cannot apply for subcommittees whose holding times overlap.

*At breakout sessions marked as [with exchange meeting] in the table below, a Zoom meeting will be used after the meeting to provide time for participants and speakers to interact.

schedule time Subcommittee Subcommittee title Capacity
(member school
priority capacity)
February 23rd (Thursday/Holiday) 9:30-11:
Subcommittee 1 Please tell us about the learning environment at your university! 150
2nd subcommittee Thinking about university education through industry-university collaboration and regional collaboration 100
The 3rd branch meeting
【Exchange meeting】
Realization of Diversity and Inclusion in Learning Places 100
4th Subcommittee What and how will new students come to learn in 2019 (or not?)
– Thinking about basic university education using the new curriculum guidelines –
Section 5 Meeting
【Exchange Meeting】
How Universities Contribute to the Education of Human Resources Who Can Play an Active Role on the Global Stage
-Toward the Development of Human Resources Who Can Demonstrate Their Independence in a Chaotic World-
February 24 (Friday) 9:30-11:
6th Subcommittee University education and welfare issues
– Thinking about the form of support at universities –
7th Subcommittee How can distance learning be used post-corona? 100
Subcommittee 8 How can I utilize this ability in society?
-Support and challenges needed to connect the abilities of science and engineering students with developmental disabilities to professional employment-
9th Subcommittee
[Online participation]
University life spent by students during the coronavirus pandemic 200
9th Subcommittee
[Venue Participation]
Saturday, February 25th 9:30-12
Subcommittee 10 Thinking about the form of university education that integrates with society 50
Subcommittee 11 University education that makes the most of off-campus practical activities 270
The lecture by Mr. Eric Harkinson of Session 7 will be given in Japanese, but please note that there is a possibility that the slides will be in English.
Only the 9th subcommittee will be held in hybrid format (online: Zoom/venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto).
Please note that the ending time for the 9th subcommittee session will differ depending on whether you participate online or at the venue.

closing session

Date: February 25 (Sat) 17:00-18:30

The 28th FD Forum will be held using Zoom Meeting for the closing session.

A closing session will be held to allow participants to reflect on the FD Forum as a whole and interact with each other.
Anyone who has applied for the symposium/subcommittee session is welcome to participate. Advance application is not required. Please feel free to join us.

Request to everyone who participates
In order to participate, we recommend installing the Zoom application.

Also, if you have already installed the Zoom application,
please update it

to the latest version .


Information on how to participate in the closing session Zoom meeting will be provided only to those who have applied for the FD Forum symposium/subcommittee session. Please note that we do not accept participation only for the closing session. Please note.
Maximum number of participants is 300. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are unable to enter the room because it is crowded, please try again at a different time.
In order to allow as many people as possible to participate, please only participate on one device per person.

poster session

We will present unique educational initiatives carried out by faculty and students of University Consortium Kyoto member schools. You can check

the summary of the presentation poster
here .

■Poster posting on special website

Posters and explanatory videos will be posted on the 28th FD Forum Poster Session special website. You can watch and view it anytime during the release period.

*The special website will be available only to those who have applied for the FD Forum symposium and subcommittee sessions.

Publication period: February 11th (Saturday/Holiday) 10:00 to February 28th (Tuesday) 23:59

■Online presentation

Poster presentations will be held online using Zoom meetings.

We will also use the breakout room function to divide up each poster and provide time for questions to the presenters and interaction among participants.

Presentation time: February 18th (Sat) 13:00-16:00 *The time may change depending on the number of presentations.

*The schedule for online presentations and how to participate in the Zoom meeting will be announced on the special website.

*Up to 300 people can enter the room.
Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are unable to enter due to congestion, please try again at a different time.

Implementation report

28th FD Forum Report Collection 
[Click here for details]

 The 28th FD Forum will be held over four days, February 18th (Saturday), February 23rd (Thursday/holiday), February 24th (Friday), and February 25th (Saturday), 2023. The event was held online (including some hybrid formats) with the main theme of “Challenges and Choices Required.”

 The FD Forum, sponsored by the University Consortium Kyoto, has been held since 1995 with the aim of improving the quality of higher education and disseminating information on FD activities from Kyoto, and this year marks the 28th time.

 This time, we will discuss how university faculty and staff can support the diverse students studying at universities, such as the learning environment, industry-academia collaboration, regional collaboration, support for students with disabilities, and securing learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Each university’s initiatives and practices were reported.

 Poster presentations were held on the first day, breakout sessions on a wide range of 11 learning support themes were held on days two to four, and a symposium and closing session were held in the afternoon of the fourth day.

 A total of 416 university faculty members and education personnel from all over the country gathered to share their learning support results and practices, and to have a lively exchange of opinions.

 In the online poster session held on the first day, a total of eight educational practice examples were presented from University Consortium Kyoto member schools.
50 people participated and a lively question and answer session took place. It also served as an opportunity for the presenters to interact with each other, such as by asking questions about each other’s poster presentations.


 On the 2nd to 4th days, 11 breakout sessions were held with a variety of speakers from various quarters on how to support diverse students.
This was the third online event held this year, and meaningful exchanges between speakers and online participants took place using the chat function and question form. In addition, the 9th subcommittee will be held in a hybrid format for the first time this time, connecting participants at the venue at Campus Plaza Kyoto and online participants with Zoom, and held with the theme of “university life of the corona disaster spent by students”. Did.


 The symposium on the final day was titled “How will we learn at universities in the future? Diversity of learning that creates independence?” University Academic Link Center Deputy Director/Associate Professor), Mr. Kazuhiro Nagata (Director of JT Biohistory Research Hall, Poet, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto Sangyo University) took the stage (coordinator : Hidetaku Shiratori (Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University/Deputy Director, Educational Support Research and Development Center).
During the Q&A session, discussions were held on how students should be able to learn independently at university, what support should be provided, collaboration between teaching staff, and the image of teachers who encourage independent learning.


 After the symposium ended, a closing session was held, and the forum participants deepened exchanges using the Zoom breakout room.

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto FD Forum Secretariat

TEL: +81-75-353-9163 FAX: +81-75-353-9101

E-mail: fdf■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @)

Kyoto City 600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Nishinotoin-dori, Shiogyo-ku

*Reception hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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