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Outline of the 13th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum

Global Human Resource Development through University Collaboration
Saturday, September 10, 2016 13:00-20:15 (Poster session 12:00-15:15)
Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:30-11:30
Forum / Poster Session: Elisabeth College of Music (about 12 minutes on foot from JR Hiroshima Station South Exit) Information Exchange Meeting / Breakout Session: Hiroshima -ERR:REF-NOT-FOUND-International University Hiroshima Campus (About 10 minutes on foot from JR Hiroshima Station South Exit, adjacent to Elisabeth College of Music)
National University Consortium Association
Education Network China
The 13th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum Leaflet button07_moushikomi_04

(Day 1)
Keynote Speech: 13:20~14:20

Theme "Human Resource Development in Hiroshima Prefecture: Hiroshima Future Challenge Vision"
Keynote Speakers Hidehiko Yuzaki Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture

Symposium: 15:15~17:30

Theme "Global Human Resource Development through University Collaboration"
Symposist Yasushi Nagasaka Steering Committee Member, Educational Network China, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Hiroshima Institute of Technology
Toshio Suhara Mazda Motor Corporation Global Human Resources Group Manager, Human Resources Office
Masao Akune University Consortium Hyogo Kobe Secretary General
Katsuji Ota Hiroshima Prefectural Environment Prefectural Citizens' Bureau Director, University Education Promotion Division
Coordinator Manami Shisada Steering Committee, Education Network China, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hiroshima University of Economics

Educational Administrative Report:17:30~18:00

Theme "Trends in Higher Education Policy"
reporter Yoshihiko Tsunoda Director, University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Information exchange meeting:18:45~20:15

(Day 2) Breakout session: 9:30~11:30
Subcommittee 1 (Contact: Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama)

Theme Methods and Issues for Developing "Global Human Resources" that Truly Accept in Society
reporter Takuji Matsuhashi President & CEO, Metrol Corporation "Internationalization through IT and Utilization of Global Human Resources"
Masazumi Ogawa Senior Counselor of JICA, International Program Coordinator, International Center, Chuo University, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, Chuo University "True global human resources from JICA's perspective"
Coordinator Sukehiro Hosono Executive Director, Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama, Professor, Chuo University

Subcommittee 2 (Contact: Minami Osaka Regional University Consortium)

Theme Exploring the ideal form of FD and SD through university collaboration in response to changes in the environment surrounding universities
reporter Shinichi Yagyu Minami Osaka Regional University Consortium, FD/SD Subcommittee Middle Leader 1st Class, Hagoromo International University "Case Presentation of FD and SD Based on Medium- to Long-Term Plan"
Kenji Ikutani Deputy Director, Kyoto Student Exchange Division, University Consortium "Case Study of Support for Students with Disabilities"
Osamu Yamakawa Chairman, Fukui Prefectural Learning Community Promotion Council (F-Rex), Professor, Center for Academic Liberal Arts, University of Fukui "Case Study of FD to Change Teachers' Perceptions"
Coordinator Yoshiko Nagase Chairman, FD/SD Division, Minami Osaka Regional University Consortium, Professor, Faculty of Education, Osaka Otani University

Subcommittee 3 (Contact: University Consortium Ishikawa)

Theme Current Status and Future of Regional Cooperation Projects
Presenter (and Panelist) Toshiki Enomoto Chairman, Regional Cooperation Department, University Consortium Ishikawa, Professor, Department of Food Science, Faculty of Bioresource and Environmental Science, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Director of the Center for Academic Exchange in Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, University of Ishikawa "Overview of Ishikawa Prefecture's Regional Cooperation Projects"
Akihiko Tani Professor, Department of Architectural Design, Faculty of Environment and Architecture, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Director, Institute of Regional Planning, Kanazawa Institute of Technology "Regional Issues Research Seminar"
Yukio Takeda Vice Chair of the Steering Committee of the University Consortium Ishikawa, Professor of the Department of International Management, Faculty of Future Creation, Hokuriku University, Director of the Center for Regional Cooperation, Hokuriku University "Community Contribution Student Project" *Reports from students are also planned
Coordinator Yukio Ikeda Member of the Steering Committee of the University Consortium Ishikawa, Assistant to the President of Kanazawa Seiryo University, Professor, Department of Sports, Faculty of Human Sciences

Subcommittee 4 (Contact: University Consortium Kyoto)

Theme Employment and career support for international students
reporter Chikako Yamazaki University Consortium Hyogo Kobe "Hyogo International Student Internship" and "International Student Employment Support" (including reports from former international students)
Mr. Yifang Wen Rock Field Co., Ltd. West Japan Sales Division (graduated from the University of Hyogo Graduate School of Accounting, March 2016)
Ms. Tsukiko Imamoto University Consortium Kyoto "International Student Employment Support and Exchange Community Initiatives"
Masanori Nakatani Executive Director, Glocal Human Resources Development Center, Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto Sangyo University "Survey on Obstacles to Employment of International Students"
Coordinator Masanori Nakatani Executive Director, Glocal Human Resources Development Center, Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto Sangyo University
Time schedule and venue

<Day 1> Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time Contents Venue
11:30~13:00 Reception Elisabeth University of Music
12:00~15:15 Poster session
13:00~13:20 Musical Performances and Greetings
13:20~14:20 Keynote Speech
15:15~17:30 Symposium
17:30~18:00 Educational Administration Report
18:15~18:45 Venue transfer and information exchange meeting reception Hiroshima International University
18:45~20:15 Information exchange meeting

<Day 2> Sunday, September 11, 2016

Time Contents Venue
9:00~9:30 Reception Hiroshima International University
9:30~11:30 Subcommittee (1st Subcommittee ~ 4th Subcommittee)

Purpose of the tournament
 The economic gap between regional cities and metropolitan areas is widening, and the regional economy is shrinking due to the rapid declining birthrate and aging population, as well as the outflow of young people from rural areas, accelerating population decline. The government has been actively discussing policies for regional revitalization, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has implemented various policies aimed at revitalizing regional universities. In particular, COC Plus supports universities that work to develop human resources who will lead regional areas in collaboration with local governments that are responsible for regional revitalization policies, local companies that accept human resources, and NPOs and private organizations that work for the purpose of regional revitalization. In November 2015, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced that it would work on "human resource development" to support a society in which all citizens are dynamically engaged, "the formation of knowledge" that opens up future possibilities, and the 'reform of social systems' that support them, and the role of human resource development at higher education institutions is becoming increasingly large.
However, many regional universities, which are supposed to be centers of local (knowledge), do not have room in many ways, and there is a limit to the ability of small and medium-sized universities to provide education alone, especially when it comes to the development of global human resources. In recent years, global education, including English education at primary and secondary educational institutions up to high school, has become popular, and the development of global human resources required of universities must be more and more broadly deepened. In order to enhance efforts aimed at improving the quality of education and employment rates at universities as a whole, to develop human resources who will lead the local community, and to develop useful human resources who can actively engage with people in other countries according to local conditions, or human resources who will go out into the world, educational activities in collaboration with universities, companies, and local communities, including governments, are indispensable.
From the 2012 academic year, Hiroshima Prefecture has been working to "support the development and implementation of new educational programs conducted by multiple universities in the prefecture in collaboration with industry, etc., in order to build a fulfilling educational environment such as fostering global human resources required by society by utilizing their respective characteristics and strengths in collaboration with universities in the prefecture." We provide subsidies to universities that create educational programs such as global human resource development for university students (including high school students) and the general public. The program is offered as a credit transfer course in Educational Network China and is available to students from multiple universities. In addition, classes are generally held at satellite campuses shared by universities in the prefecture, and the Education Network China is involved in the screening of programs.
In both "regional revitalization" and "the dynamic engagement of all citizens," how universities will develop advanced human resources rooted in the community is being questioned. The University Consortium must become a core that revitalizes the university by mutually providing its own resources through collaboration and cooperation, develops students, and contributes to the local community. At this National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum, we will focus on "global human resource development" and actively discuss with you how the university consortium can support or lead collaborative efforts with universities and companies, which I hope will lead to the further development of the university consortium.

Implementation Report

 For two days on September 10 (Sat) and 11 (Sun), the 13th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum was held at the Elisabeth College of Music and Hiroshima International University Hiroshima Campus (both in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture) with the main theme of "global human resource development through university collaboration."

With the rise of global education, including English education up to high school, and the need for a wide range of evolved global human resource development required of universities, 319 people from higher education institutions and government agencies across Japan participated to discuss how universities and university consortiums can support the development of advanced human resources rooted in the community.

In the keynote speech on the first day, Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki (Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture) gave a lecture on new educational programs promoted by Hiroshima Prefecture through university collaboration and projects to strengthen the attractiveness of universities.

Keynote speech

 In addition, from the standpoints of governments, companies, and universities, the symposium provided three topics: "Initiatives for a new educational program "Image of Manufacturing Engineers in the Age of Globalization" through university collaboration," "Initiatives for global human resource development in companies," and "Global human resource development projects of the University Consortium Hyogo Kobe." In the ensuing discussion, there was a lively discussion on human resource development initiatives.

In the next report, Mr. Yoshihiko Tsunoda, Director of the University Promotion Division of the Higher Education Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, reported on trends in higher education policy.
In addition, at the poster session held in parallel with the symposium, each consortium organization and three companies, Shimizu Corporation Co., Ltd., Japan System Technology Co., Ltd., and Muro Systems Co., Ltd., also exhibited, and many questions and impressions were raised by the participants about their respective initiatives, and there was a scene where exhibitors and participants actively interacted.

▽Educational administrative report
▽Poster Session (20 exhibitors)

 On the second day, four breakout sessions were held on various themes related to universities and inter-university collaboration, including "Methods and Issues for Fostering 'Global Human Resources' Who Can Be Truly Accepted in Society," "Exploring the Ideal FD and SD through University Collaboration in Response to Changes in the Environment Surrounding Universities," "The Current Status and Future of Regional Collaboration Projects," and "Employment and Career Support for International Students." We presented practical case studies and exchanged opinions with participants.

▽Subcommittees (4 subcommittees)

 The next 14th forum will be held in Okinawa in October 2017. Details will be announced on the website of the University Consortium Kyoto as soon as they are decided.
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