National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum

Business Overview

In order to contribute to the development of higher education, we exchange information on the initiatives and research results of each university consortium.

Outline of the event


Development of inter-university and regional collaboration that takes advantage of regional characteristics

Purpose of the Tournament

Higher education has moved into a new phase with the promotion of the “Grand Design for Higher Education for 2040” and the development of education and measures for the post-corona era. In the future, higher education will be required to play a role in driving the growth and development of Japan.
Furthermore, in the context of regional revitalization and regional revitalization, there is a growing expectation that university consortiums and other organizations will contribute to their efforts from a wide range of perspectives, including co-creative activities with local communities and industry.
Under these circumstances, there is a growing momentum in Kyoto to promote collaboration between universities, local communities, and industry based on culture and the arts, triggered by the relocation of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in March 2023 (Reiwa 5) and the relocation of Kyoto City University of Arts to the eastern area of Kyoto Station in October of the same year.
In this forum, we will reconsider the role that the University Consortium should play as an inter-university collaborative organization, and exchange opinions on diverse and flexible learning initiatives that take advantage of each region and its attractiveness.


Saturday, September 7, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (*Information exchange meeting 18:30 – 20:00), Sunday, September 8, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

meeting place

Kyoto City University of Arts (57-1 Shimonomachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
* 6 minutes walk from Kyoto Station on the Karasuma Subway Line, JR Line, and Kintetsu Kyoto Line
* The venue for the information exchange meeting will be Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

September 8 (Sun) Campus Plaza Kyoto (939 Higashi-Shiokoji-cho, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
* 5 minutes walk from Kyoto Station on the Karasuma Subway Line, JR Line, and Kintetsu Kyoto Line

Participation Fee

Participation Fee (General) 5,000 yen / (Students) Free
Information Exchange Meeting (General) 4,000 yen / (Students) 2,000 yen
* Those who wish to collect the report will need to pay 1,000 yen separately.


National Association of University Consortiums

Co sponsored by

University Consortium Kyoto, Kyoto City University of Arts


Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Association of National Universities, Association of Public Universities, Association of Private Universities of Japan,
Japan Association of Private Universities, National Association of Public Junior Colleges, Japan Association of Private Junior Colleges, National Governors’ Association, Asahi Shimbun,
Mainichi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan Keizai Shimbun, Kyodo News, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kyoto Shimbun


Day 1
Keynote speeches, symposiums, poster sessions, information exchange meetings, etc.
Day 2
Breakout sessions (4 subcommittees in total), etc.

◆ For details, please see the special website or leaflet.

Special site (Click the image below to go to the special site)

The 21st National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum Leaflet



Opening Remarks ⏰13:00-13:15
Dr. Katsuhiro Ohara (President, Doshisha University, President, University Consortium Kyoto)
Mr. Koji Matsui (Mayor of Kyoto)
Mr. Takatoshi Nishiwaki (Governor of Kyoto Prefecture)
⏰Performance 13:15-13:40
This is a flute quartet performed by students of Kyoto City University of Arts.
Mr./Ms. Kuroda (4th year) Mr./Ms. Tamai Riwa (3rd year)
Rio Nakata Mr./Ms. (3rd year) Miu Yamazaki Mr./Ms. (2nd year)
Keynote Speech (1) ⏰13:45-14:35
Utilizing the resources of the region to create higher education in a new era
~Exchange and Collaboration in Kyoto Based on Culture and Arts~

Mr. Oussouby Sako (Director, Information Center, Kyoto Seika University)
It is said that with the rapid progress of globalization, it has become difficult to preserve culture and art that are considered to be “regional”. One of the reasons for this is that there are fewer opportunities to come into contact with culture and art. It can also be pointed out that the residents’ understanding of the culture and art rooted in the region has not been reflected. Therefore, I would like to focus on the utilization of local cultural and artistic resources for higher education, and the inheritance of tangible and intangible culture itself. By inheriting and repurposing this cultural representation, the region will deepen exchanges with people inside and outside the country, and cooperation will be enhanced. In this lecture, we will deepen our understanding of the mechanism by which culture is passed down by local residents, and the importance of culture being recognized and valued as a community heritage and developing in the field of higher education.
Keynote Speech (2) ⏰14:40-15:30
Future Cultural Policy and Inter-University and Inter-Regional Collaboration Based on Trends in Higher Education
Mr. Jugo Imaizumi (Deputy Director, Agency for Cultural Affairs)
Population decline and depopulation not only weaken society, but are also important issues of life and death for both higher education, cultural heritage protection, and local communities. It is our responsibility to pass on the important heritage inherited from the past to the next generation, and to educate the next generation to pass it on to the next generation. At that time, the region has its own history and story, higher education has resources related to education and research, and culture has the means and potential to create new value through them. While the scope of what can be done on its own is limited, we will explore ways to revitalize communities through cooperation between higher education, cultural policy, and local communities.
⏰Break 15:30-16:20
⏰Symposium 16:20-17:50
“Expectations for University Consortiums Taking Advantage of Regional Characteristics”
Yuji Kawano (President of the Elisabeth College of Music, Representative Secretary of the National Council of University Consortiums)

Ms. Yoko Matsubara (Vice President, Ritsumeikan Educational Corporation)
Mr. Senyoshi Ikebo (Vice President, Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives)
Hitoshi Miki (Life is Tech Co., Ltd., Former Director of Policy Department, Kyoto City University)
We will exchange opinions and discuss the ideal state of the university and the development of the city, higher education, and university consortiums that take advantage of the regional characteristics of Kyoto, from their respective standpoints, and develop them into university consortium activities nationwide.
Closing Remarks ⏰17:50-18:00
Yuji Kawano (Representative Secretary, National Association of University Consortiums)


Day 1 <:>september kyoto city university of arts building b floor lecture room>

Poster Session ⏰12:00-16:30
In the poster session, we will introduce advanced examples and activities of consortium organizations nationwide. Please use it as a place to collect practical efforts and various information.
・Core Time (15:30-16:20)



Information Exchange Meeting ⏰18:30-20:00
While eating and drinking in a standing format, you can exchange information with consortium members who participated from all over the country. In addition to watching the Kyoto Student Festival’s original creative odori “Kyo Flame Sodefure!”, we will treat everyone with meals unique to Kyoto, so please join us.



september campus plaza kyoto>

meeting place Breakout Session ⏰10:00-12:00

4th floor
Lecture Room 2

Subcommittee 1 (University Consortium Kyoto)
“Development and Management of PBL Courses in Collaboration between Universities and World Heritage Sites”

In the credit transfer program of the University Consortium Kyoto, “Kyoto World Heritage PBL Courses” and “Kyoto Museum PBL Courses” are offered by member universities as unique courses unique to Kyoto. This time, we will take up the “Kyoto World Heritage PBL Course” and introduce the background of course development and efforts in the classroom to the faculty members and related parties who cooperate in the management of the course, and consider the elements necessary for further enrichment.
Rev. Kiyoaki Mori (Dean of the Faculty of Education, Deacon Kiyomizu-dera)
Shinsaku Munemoto (Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University)
Mr. Taku Toyoshima (Secretariat, Tomorrow’s Kyoto Cultural Heritage Platform)
Mr. Koichiro Kawai (Deputy Secretary-General, Education Division, University Consortium Kyoto)

4th floor
Lecture Room 3

Subcommittee 2 (Consortium for Higher Education Miyazaki)
“Co-creation of learning and growth in high school and university in the future
―Exploring a new high school-university collaboration that transcends consortiums―”

The purpose of this subcommittee is to explore how the University Consortium should engage in collaboration between high schools and universities. To this end, we will ask them to report on their efforts to collaborate with high school students in inquiry-based learning in high school and to report on challenges that will further develop the skills acquired in high school at university, and get hints. After clarifying the issues that need to be addressed in order to enhance high school-university collaboration, we will consider what kind of high school-university collaboration will be required in the future when a university consortium can be formed.
Mr. Shuichi Inomata (Principal Teacher, Miyazaki Omiya High School)
Rei Nakamura (Associate Professor, Center for University Education, Shimane University)
Mariko Ohno (Lecturer, Organization for Advanced Liberal Arts Education, Tohoku University)
Takashi Nakayama (Deputy Director, Department of Co-Creation Human Resource Development, Learning and Student Support Organization, University of Miyazaki)

4th floor
Lecture Room 4

Subcommittee 3 (Non-profit organization University Consortium Osaka)
“Development of wide-area credit transfer by a university consortium
―Toward the realization of high-quality learning that makes the most of the characteristics of the region―”

The University Consortium contributes to the diversification of higher education by providing educational programs that take advantage of the characteristics of the region in collaboration with universities and other institutions, and in the “Credit Transfer through University Consortium Collaboration,” which is a further development of the conventional inter-university collaboration, we effectively utilize and share educational resources in each region and provide students with high-quality learning opportunities.
In this subcommittee, we will consider with the participants a new way of transferring credits, based on the efforts of each consortium.

Mr. Katsuro Nagauchi (Deputy Secretary-General, Campus Consortium Hakodate)
Tomonari Yamamoto (Secretary General, Fuji no Kuni Regional and University Consortium)
Yasushi Nagasaka (Representative Director, Education Network China, President, Hiroshima Institute of Technology)
Satoko Nishimoto (Secretary General, University Consortium Osaka)
Yuichi Abiko (Professor, Faculty of Economics, University, Chairperson, Promotion Committee, Inter-University Collaboration Subcommittee, University Consortium Osaka)

2nd floor hall

Subcommittee 4 (Non-profit organization University Consortium Osaka)
“The Future of Student Volunteers Drawn by Students
―Thinking about sustainable volunteer activities―”

Student volunteering plays an important role in many ways, including connecting with the local community and promoting student growth. On the other hand, there are issues such as continuity of activities and maintaining student motivation. Through dialogue among participants in the World Café format, this subcommittee will share the issues faced by students working in each consortium and explore the realization of sustainable volunteer activities.
*This session will be facilitated by volunteer students.

University Consortium Osaka Student Volunteer Team ACT Student Members

Precautions for participation

・Please use public transportation when you come to the venue.
・At the lecture venue and breakout session venue, please turn off your mobile phone, smartphone, etc., or set it to silent mode, so that no sound is emitted.
・ We ask for your cooperation in taking your garbage home with you.

Day Day 1 Venue: Kyoto City University of Arts
・Please refrain from eating and drinking in the hall.
・There is no cafeteria or convenience store on campus.
・Please note that the lecture venue (Nobuyoshi Horiba Memorial Hall) is difficult to receive radio waves due to the nature of the facility.

About application

If you would like to participate in the 21st National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum, please apply here.

Application period: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:00 a.m. ~ Wednesday, July 31, 2024
*Payment deadline: Friday, August 9 at 24:00

Step 1 Apply from the web

Please register your e-mail address from the “Apply” button above. Access the “Application Form” URL sent to your registered email address and enter it according to the instructions on the screen, and you will receive an “Application Completion Email”.

Step 2 Payment

After completing the application procedure in step 1, you will receive an email with payment instructions. Please pay the participation fee by credit card or at the nearest convenience store on time.
* The price to be paid will be used for various preparations such as printing costs, web system operation costs, communication costs, etc. Please note that we will not be able to respond to refunds for any reason. If you have paid for the report, it will be sent to those who were absent at a later date.
* Payment cannot be made at financial institutions such as banks and Japan Post Bank.
* Those who have not completed the application procedure and payment in Step 1 are not allowed to participate.

Payment: Until 24:00 on Friday, August 9

Step 3 Receipt of “Certificate of Participation”

Once the application is completed (after payment is completed), a “Certificate of Participation” will be sent to the registered email address.
* If you do not receive an email after August 16 (Friday), please contact the council secretariat.

Step 4: On the day of the forum

On the day of the forum, please present your “Participation Certificate” (e-mail or printout) at the reception.
* If you are a substitute, please bring your participation certificate (email) and ask at the reception on the day of the event.


* If you do not set cookies in your browser to “Enabled”, you may not be able to apply.
* If you do not receive the “Participation Application Form” notification email, there is a possibility that your e-mail address may be entered incorrectly. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please re-enter and resend it in the “E-mail Address Confirmation Form”.
*Please note that changes cannot be made after the application procedure is completed.
*Keynote speakers, sympositors, coordinators, and breakout group presenters do not need to apply.

【For Students】Application for the 4th Subcommittee on Sunday, September 8

If you would like to participate, please contact the secretariat by Wednesday, July 31.
For other applications such as keynote speeches, please apply from the application button.

◎ Inquiries
Secretariat of the National Association of University Consortiums (University Consortium Kyoto)
TEL:075-353-9100 E-mail:
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

Implementation Report

Scheduled to be posted in early October


Secretariat of the National Association of University Consortiums (University Consortium Kyoto)
TEL 075-353-9100 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimo-ku, Kyoto, Campus Plaza Kyoto
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)