Outline of the event



As the decade of the 2000s passes, how will society in the 21st century be imagined and formed? Just as each of us was about to answer this question, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck. Today Japan we are facing the unprecedented natural disasters of a major earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear accident that caused them. After 3.11, our perspective on the future of society had to change dramatically.
Under these circumstances, what role will be required of universities and university consortiums in the future? To sustainably promote and develop higher education and scientific and technological research as in the past. In addition, the search for the common good to realize a world that enhances human happiness more than ever will be a major challenge. How can we harmonize scientific progress with the future of humankind, or how can we develop and propose new ideas, social systems, and social technologies? These issues are becoming a major mission that universities take the initiative in. Through the relationship between local communities, the governments, companies, and citizens who support them, universities must find answers to various issues.
The 8th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum will be held under the theme of "Social Contribution of Universities in a New Regional Era" based on this recognition of the times. We will provide a place where people can talk and learn about the new relationship between the university and society, as well as the prospects and challenges for the future.

The 8th Consortium of Universities Research Exchange Forum

Saturday, September 10, 2011 11:00~19:10 Keynote Speech, Symposium, Breakout Session, Poster Session, etc.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 19:25~20:55 Information Exchange MeetingSunday
, September 11, 2011 10:00~12:00 Breakout Session
Kumamoto Gakuen University
University and junior college faculty and staff
National University Consortium Council
Higher Education Consortium Kumamoto

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Day 1 <> 11:00~17:10

Greetings from the organizer Mr. Eiji Hatta (Representative Secretary, National Association of University Consortiums
, President of Consortium of Universities Kyoto, President of Doshisha University)
Greeting Isao
Taniguchi (Chairman, Higher Education Consortium Kumamoto, President of Kumamoto University) Tetsuya Okamoto (President, Kumamoto Gakuen University)
Guest Address Ikuo Kamashima (Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture)
Keynote Speech
Theme: 65 Years as a Local Company Originating from a University – History and Current Situation –
Speaker: Akinobu Funatsu (President, Institute of Chemical and Serum Therapy)
Symposist: Masashi Koyama (Mayor of Kumamoto City) Symposist: Yoshiko Shiotani (President, Nagasaki International University, Former Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture) Symposist: Akinobu Funatsu (President, Institute of Chemical and Serum Therapy) Coordinator: Isao Taniguchi (Chairman, Consortium for Higher Education Kumamoto, President of Kumamoto University)

Higher Education Report
Satoshi Higuchi (Director, University Reform Promotion Office, University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
General Assembly
Report of the Steering Committee of the National Association of University Consortiums (financial reports, collection of membership fees, etc.)
Poster Session
Core time
*Poster session will be held from 11:00~17:10

Day 1 of <> 17:10~19:10

【Subcommittee 1 Program】
The Power of Students to Support Local Communities (Higher Education Consortium Kumamoto)
17:10~17:40 Theme: Discovering and disseminating the attractiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises centered on student management ~ "Lincoln Project" by student students to disseminate the attractiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises for students ~
Presenter: Yumi Namba, Lincoln Project presentation student (Minami Osaka Regional University Consortium)
17:40~18:10 Theme: Report
on case studies of international students active in the community Presenter: Midori Okami (Deputy Secretary General of the University Consortium Oita)
18:10~18:40 Theme: Consortium Kumamoto Regional Collaboration
InitiativesPresenter: Yoshimitsu Ishihara (Higher Education Consortium Kumamoto, Secretary General, Kumamoto University of Health Sciences), Presenting student
18:40~19:10 Discussion and Coordinator Summary
Coordinator Shinya Ueno (Special Assistant to the President of Kumamoto University, Professor, Chair of the Kumamoto Planning and Steering Committee of the Consortium for Higher Education)
【Subcommittee 2 Program】
Utilization of University Consortium Satellite Campuses (Network University Consortium Gifu)
17:10~17:20 Explanation of the purpose
17:20~17:50 Theme: Regional Lifelong Learning Hubs and University Consortiums Presenter
: Mr. Mitsunobu Kimura (Chairman, University Consortium Seto Council, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation, Nagoya Gakuin University)
17:50~18:20 Theme: Report on
educational resource provision activities by universities in Akita Prefecture utilizing the activity base College Plaza and Akita University branch school Presenter: Mr. Kazuaki Fujii (Secretary General of the University Consortium Akita, Director of Regional Revitalization Division, Akita University)
18:20~18:40 Theme: Business development and issues
using Gifu Station satellite classroom Presenter: Mr. Naoki Kato (Secretary-General, Network University Consortium Gifu, Professor, Gifu University)
18:40~19:10 Exchange of opinions and summary by the coordinator
Coordinator Naoki Kato (Secretary-General, Network University Consortium Gifu, Professor, Gifu University)
【Subcommittee 3 Program】
Organization and management of the consortium (University Consortium Ishikawa)
17:10~17:20 Explanation of the purpose
17:20~17:50 Theme: Current Status and Issues
of University Consortium Organizations Nationwide Presenter: Mr. Kuniaki Tanaka (Chair of Campus Consortium Hakodate Steering Committee, Professor, Hokkaido University of Education Hakodate)
17:50~18:20 Theme: Current Status and Issues
of the Sagamachi Consortium's Organizational Management Presenter: Tetsuya Furuya (Director of the Sagamihara-Machida University Regional Consortium, Assistant to the President of Kitasato University)
18:30~19:10 Discussion and Conclusion
Coordinator Toru Furuhata (Chairman, Ishikawa Academic Affairs Student Department, University Consortium, Vice Director, Kanazawa University, Professor)

Day 2 <> 10:00~12:00

【Subcommittee 4 Program】
Implementation of FD and SD through Inter-University Collaboration (Educational Network China)
10:00~10:30 Theme: Efforts
of FD/SD Workshop Mainly in Hiroshima Area Presenter: Mr. Junji Yatabe (Member of the China Training Committee of the Education Network, Professor and Director of Academic Affairs at Hiroshima Shudo University)
10:30~11:00 Theme: Trial
of collaborative FD/SD by holding at night and utilizing video conferencing system Presenter: Toru Aono (Professor, Educational Support System Research Division, Kanazawa University Education Development and Support Center)
11:00~11:30 Theme: Network Creation
to Promote FD and SD in the Kyushu RegionReporter: Gaku Tanaka (Associate Professor, Educational Reform Planning and Support Office, Kyushu University, FD/SD Network for Improving Education at Kyushu Regional Universities (Q-Links)
11:30~12:00 debate
Coordinator Taichi Ichikawa (Representative Director of Education Network China, President of Hiroshima Shudo University)
【Subcommittee 5 Program】
Environmental Policy and Community Contribution (Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama)
10:00~10:10 Explanation of the purpose
10:10~11:00 Theme: "Reduction of waste by valuing waste"
Presenter: Kenji Kamada (Representative Director, Environmental Research Committee, Chairman, Environmental Contribution Subcommittee)
11:05~11:55 Theme: "New Possibilities for Vending Machines"
Presenter: Kenji Kamada (Representative Director, Environmental Research Committee, Chairman, Environmental Contribution Subcommittee)
11:55~12:00 Summary by the coordinator
Coordinator Mr. Tatsuya Nishikori (Secretary-General, Executive Director, Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama)
【Subcommittee 6 Program】
Possibilities of e-learning (University Consortium Kyoto)
10:00~10:05 Explanation of the purpose
10:10~10:40 Theme: Developing university-wide e-learning -Past Efforts and Future Development- (tentative title)Presenter: Tsuyoshi Usagawa (Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Special Assistant to the President (in charge of informatization))
10:40~11:10 Theme: Sharing of e-learning systems and their construction within the consortium (tentative title)Presenter: Kazuharu Abe (Associate Professor, Director of Information Education Center, Kyoto Koka Women's University)
11:10~11:40 Theme: Toward
Regional Collaboration Using Academic RecognitionPresenter: Mr. Motonori Nakamura (Research and Development Center, National Institute of Informatics)
11:40~12:00 Summary
Coordinator Yasuharu Watanabe (Lecturer, Medical Informatics, Meiji International Medical University)

Implementation Report

The 8th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum, held at Kumamoto Gakuen University from September 10 (Sat) to 11 (Sun), 2011, was successfully concluded with the participation of a total of 366 people from all over Japan.


The purpose of the establishment of this council is to exchange information and research among university consortiums, and the participation and active exchange of information by many of you will lead to great success. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many consortiums for their participation and cooperation.

Contact information

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, Shiokoji-dori Nishinotoin-dori ※Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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