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Kyoto High School and University Connection Regional Network

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 The declining birthrate is accelerating faster than expected, and it is thought that an era of university selection will arrive, and there are many concerns about securing Japanese students and international students, especially as the 18-year-old population in the Kinki region is expected to decline. In addition, considering the increase in school recommendation-based selection and comprehensive selection, the introduction of inquiry-based entrance examinations, and changes in educational content expected from the GIGA School concept, which actively promotes ICT education, it is important to realize the transition from high school to university. Therefore, each university will need to create a new selection design and connected education design.

 Therefore, the Kyoto High School and University Connection Regional Network (KARN) has been established with the aim of strengthening the acceptance system for university admissions in Kyoto as a whole, promoting the attractiveness of Kyoto, and aiming for human resource development and networking that can realize entrance examination reform and high school and university connections. We will carry out a project targeting high school and university teachers in Kyoto Prefecture under the name.

Kyoto Articulation Regional Network
*Abbreviation: KARN

Mainly university faculty members in their 20s and 30s who work in the admissions department and those who are interested in entrance exams and student recruitment

*People outside of Kyoto Prefecture are also welcome to participate.
Entry fee
Application period
Member universities: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 ~

Non-member universities: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 ~

Sponsored by
Kyoto High School and University Collaborative Research Council (Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education/Kyoto City Board of Education/Kyoto Prefectural Federation of Private Junior and Senior High Schools/Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry/University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)
Application deadline
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 17:00
Part 1: “Learn about university entrance exams from the basics. Understand the entrance exam system and data correctly, and think about the future of universities.”
overview As the 18-year-old population declines, entrance examination reform and high school/university connection reform are urgent issues for each university. In order to advance reform, it is important to first have a correct understanding of national policies and the entrance examination systems for national, public, and private universities that are based on them. Also, be familiar with examples of other universities’ entrance exams, including the background of their introduction. Only by doing so will you be able to objectively look at your own university’s entrance exams and advance reforms with “meta” thinking. This time, we will properly understand the trends in the 18-year-old population and entrance exam data, which we thought we “just kind of understood,” and explore the current situation and future of universities in Kyoto. During the group work, case studies from each university will be presented and information exchanged, providing an opportunity for networking among faculty members from universities in Kyoto. There will be a social gathering after the program, so please come and join us!
date and time May 18, 2024 (Sat) 13:00-16:00 (Reception 12:30-)
Venue Campus Plaza Kyoto 5th floor 2nd, 3rd, and 4th exercise rooms
Speakers Mr. Ryuji Sato
(Kyoto University, Department of Educational Promotion and Student Support, Entrance Examination Planning Division, Specialized Staff (Characteristic Entrance Examination))
Capacity Maximum of 30 people (first come, first served)
13:00-13:10 Opening remarks, explanation of the purpose and schedule of this project

13:10-14:10 Lecture “Correctly understanding Japan’s entrance examination system and data”

14:10-14:20 Break

14:20- 15:10 Group work (presentation of case studies from each university and sharing of information)

15:10-15:20 Break

15:20-15:50 Sharing information as a whole (finding reference examples from your own university)

15:50-16: 00 Closing remarks/questionnaire answers

17:30 Social gathering


Contact information

University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Educational Development Division High School-University Collaboration Project

Tel: 075-353-9153 Fax: 075-353-9101

Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin Dori Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216

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