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Overview of the 19th Policy Research Exchange Conference from Kyoto

The 19th Policy Research Exchange Conference from Kyoto
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 In the 19th competition, the number of breakout sessions will be increased by one to hold 10 breakout sessions, in order to increase the opportunities for applicants to make presentations and to further enliven the competition and lead to more active activities.

The theme of the presentation was “urban policy in general.”
Research presentations will be made on policies to solve the issues faced by cities from the perspective of a wide range of fields, including the environment, economy, culture, community, and welfare.

Going beyond the boundaries of universities and departments and seeing various presentations may be a good stimulus for future research.
On the day of the competition, in addition to presentations, the student executive committee of this competition will also carry out a project that students can enjoy.

Also, after the competition, all presenters will be sent a grade report with their scores and comments from the judges, as well as a comment sheet from the attendees of the subcommittee.
Furthermore, after the competition, the winners of the top prizes will be able to deepen their research by setting up a forum for exchanging opinions with administrative officials related to the content of their presentations.

Would you like to present the results of your daily research and learning at this conference?

We are looking forward to your application!

date and time Sunday, December 17, 2023 10:00-17:00

*End time may vary slightly depending on the number of applicants
Holding format face-to-face presentation
Venue Ryukoku University Fukakusa Campus Wagaokan (67 Fukakusazuka Honcho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto)

・Get off at JR Nara Line “Inari” Station, walk southwest for about 8 minutes

・Get off at Keihan Main Line “Ryukoku Daimae Fukakusa” Station, walk about 3 minutes to the west・

Get off at Kuinabashi Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line and walk east for about 7 minutes
organizer University Consortium Kyoto
Planning and operation Urban Policy Research Promotion Committee

The 19th Kyoto Policy Research Exchange Conference Student Executive Committee
Urban policy in general (“City” here is not limited to “urban”)

<Points to note>

Clarify the problem awareness and issues, and create a specific and unique policy based on research and analysis of the underlying background and current situation. Structure it to be a policy proposal.

Presentation format on the day: Oral presentation

After submitting a thesis in advance and undergoing the presenter qualification screening and thesis screening, you will be asked to make an oral presentation on the day of the conference.

 Presentation time is 25 minutes, including 15 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A.


Papers and oral presentations will be comprehensively reviewed, and excellent presenters will be awarded Research Encouragement Awards.

University Consortium Kyoto Chairman Award 1 case (top 1 case combining papers and oral presentations)
Japan Society of Public Policy Award 1 case (top 1 article-oriented type)
Outstanding performance award 1 from each subcommittee
Best question award 1 from each subcommittee

*Examination guidelines will be posted in late September.

About application

◆ Please be sure to check the application guidelines before applying.

Application Guidelines (PDF)


Undergraduate/junior college students

from member schools of the Consortium of Universities Kyoto (both individuals and groups are acceptable)

*Please make sure that the above qualifications perform the administrative procedures related to the competition, such as entries and submission of papers.

■ Application method

Step 1 Entry 
(deadline: noon on Friday, August 4, 2023)

Please enter using the form below.

Step 2 Submission of thesis (deadline: 12:00 noon, Tuesday, October 24, 2023)

Enter the reference number and necessary information given in step 1, and upload the thesis converted to a PDF file and the thesis format checklist (the dedicated form for thesis submission will be released in early July). Submission by email is not allowed.

For those who are considering applying, a briefing video will be released at the end of June.

In this video, you can see an overview of this competition, as well as research surveys and how to write papers from the competition judges.
In addition, we will post the presentations of the groups that won both the University Consortium Chairman’s Award and the Japan Society for Policy Studies Award last year, so please refer to them.

Step 1 Entry By 12:00 noon on Friday, August 4, 2023

Please click the button below to proceed to the entry form.


*After the entry is completed, we will inform you of the reference number necessary for submitting the paper in step 2 by an automatic reply email. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder and contact us.
*Entries will not be accepted after the deadline, so please apply well in advance of the deadline.

Step 2 Submission of thesis By 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 24, 2023

A special form for submitting papers will be released in early July.
Please be sure to create it according to the following specifications and submit the two types after converting to a PDF file.

Presentation paper preparation guidelines (PDF)
Presentation paper template (Word)
Paper format checklist (Excel)

Flow after submission

Submitted papers will be screened for presenter eligibility, and in mid-November, we will notify you of your eligibility to present to the email address you entered in the application form.

◇◇About thesis◇◇

  • If the manuscript is not prepared in the format specified, it may be judged as unqualified in the presenter qualification screening or may be subject to deduction of points in the thesis screening.
  • Submitted thesis will be subject to thesis review.
  • Please note that oral presenters’ papers will be published as data on this website as a collection of papers.
  • The papers presented by the winners of the Research Encouragement Award (excluding the Best Question Award) and the PowerPoint data used in the oral presentations on the day will be posted on this website and the “Gakumachi Station” portal site for university/regional collaboration after the competition. (We will confirm the posting individually).

Reference: Click here for the paper and oral presentation PowerPoint of the 18th Annual Conference Research Encouragement Award

Main schedule (updated from time to time)

end of June 2023 Release of briefing video for prospective applicants
Noon on Friday, August 4, 2023 entry deadline
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at noon Paper Submission Deadline
Late November 2023 Preliminary briefing session for presenters
December 17, 2023 (Sun) The 19th Policy Research Exchange Conference from Kyoto

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