Overview of the business

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

Outline of the 16th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum

"University Development Initiated with the University Consortium"
Purpose of the tournament
 The various issues associated with the declining birthrate and aging population are so serious that they affect the foundation of Japan's survival. In particular, the declining birthrate (the 18-year-old population, which peaked at 2.05 million in fiscal 1992 and remained stable at 1.2 million for the past decade, has been decreasing again since fiscal 2018 last year, and is expected to decline to 880,000 in fiscal 2040). ) is a big problem for universities.
On the other hand, with regard to education policy, which is the core of the country, various reforms from primary education to higher education are being discussed, but it is not clear how permanent and effective they will be. Especially in the field of higher education, there is a strong social demand for university entrance examination reform that emphasizes the connection between high school and university, and for educational performance targets and quality assurance, which should be the source of such reform.
Against this background, this forum will examine the content and role that university consortiums, which can be said to be a collection of knowledge in each region, should discuss. In order for each of the constituent universities not only to be higher education institutions responsible for fostering regional human resources, but also to promote clarification and characterization of their roles and functions, and to contribute to university reform and the creation of a university that can contribute to the region, we would like to consider a wide range of issues, share knowledge and experience, and make it a fruitful learning opportunity for the future.
Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:00~19:30 (Poster session is 12:00~15:00)
Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:30~11:30
Kumamoto Gakuen University (2-5-1 Oe, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City)
* On the first day, after the information exchange meeting, Kumamoto Gakuen University will go to Kumamoto Station , and
on the second day, after the breakout session, a free shuttle bus will be operated from Kumamoto Gakuen University to Kumamoto Station. If you wish to use the free shuttle bus, you need to apply using the participation application form.
National University Consortium University
Consortium Kumamoto
The 16th Consortium of Universities Research Exchange Forum Leaflet Pdf
About time schedule and location
<Day 1> Saturday, August 31, 2019 Venue: Kumamoto Gakuen University
Time Contents Place
9:00~13:00 Reception Building No. 14 Entrance Hall
10:00~11:30 Pre-event: Workshop Room 1421, Building 14, 2nd floor
12:00~12:30 General Assembly of the National Association of University Consortiums Main Building 4F Conference Room 3
12:00~13:00 Poster Session Core Time Building No. 14, Room 1412, 1st floor,
Entrance Hall
13:00~13:15 Opening Remarks Building No. 14, 1st floor
, Morio Takahashi Memorial Hall
13:15~14:15 Keynote Speech
14:15~15:00 Poster Session Core Time Building No. 14, Room 1412, 1st floor,
Entrance Hall
15:00~16:50 Symposium Building No. 14, 1st floor
, Morio Takahashi Memorial Hall
16:50~17:30 Educational Administration Report
17:30~17:35 closing
18:00~19:30 Information exchange meeting * After the information exchange meeting
, a free shuttle bus to Kumamoto Station will be operated. If you wish to use it, you need to apply using the participation application form.
Building No. 7, 1st floor restaurant

Day 2 <> Sunday, September 1, 2019 Venue: Kumamoto Gakuen University

Time Contents Place
9:00~9:30 Reception Building No. 12, 1st floor
9:30~11:30 Subcommittee (1st subcommittee ~ 5th subcommittee)
* After the subcommittee, a free shuttle bus to Kumamoto Station will be operated. If you wish to use it, you need to apply using the participation application form.
Building No. 12, 4th floor, lecture room

<Day 1 Details>

 Pre-event: 10:00~11:30 (Planned by the Steering Committee of the National Association of University Consortiums)

 This event is intended for the management staff of the university consortium organization, and is a place to share issues in management activities.
The National Council of University Consortiums will separately inform consortium organizations and member organizations, so we are looking forward to receiving applications from the management staff.

* The capacity is 35 people, so if there are more applications than the capacity, participants will be determined by lottery.

Keynote Speech: 13:15~14:15
Theme The Potential of University Consortium and CAMPUS Asia
Keynote Speakers Mr. Shang-jung Kang Kumamoto Prefectural Theater Director
First half of the symposium: 15:00~15:50
Theme University Development Initiated with University Consortium
Symposist Takahiro Kai Kumamoto Association of Corporate Executives Representative Director
Taisuke Ono Kumamoto Prefecture Vice Governor
Mineo Nakayama President, Sojo University
Mr. Shang-jung Kang Kumamoto Prefectural Theater Director
Coordinator Hideaki Hando University Consortium Kumamoto Representative DirectorPresident
, University of Kumamoto
Second half of symposium:16:05~16:50

Q&A session from the audience

Educational Administrative Report:16:50~17:30
Theme Trends in Higher Education Policy
reporter Hiroki Hirano Director, University Reform Promotion Office, University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
Science and Technology
Information exchange meeting:18:00~19:30

<Day 2 Details>

Breakout Session:9:30~11:30
Subcommittee 1 (Contact: Education Network China)
Theme FD/SD Workshop at the University Consortium
Contents  Unlike the various workshops held at each university, the consortium workshops attract participants from many universities, so different effects can be expected. We will examine the effectiveness of the training based on the presentation of the training at the University Consortium Kyoto and the current situation of the educational network in China. In the panel discussion, we will use clickers to take surveys from the floor and proceed with the discussion. Through discussions, we will explore the raison d'être of the University Consortium.
reporter Masaruto Yoshisada Deputy Secretary-General, Education Development Division, University Consortium Kyoto FD and SD Business at Consortium Kyoto
Ichiro Mukaida Professor, Director of the Library, Hiroshima International University, Chair of the China Training Committee of the Education Network FD and SD Training in Education Network China
Yuki Oki Professor, Ritsumeikan University Educational Development Promotion Organization Current Status and Challenges of FD in Japan and Countries
Coordinator Tsutomu Mamoto Professor (Vice President, Director of the Center for General Education), Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Chairman, Inter-University and High School-University Collaboration Committee, Educational Network China
Subcommittee 2 (University Consortium Kyoto)
Theme Support for Students with Disabilities and the University Consortium
Contents  Although the support for students with disabilities, which universities are responsible for, is premised on the efforts of each university, there are many universities that have not yet established an adequate support system or have not assigned a person in charge of support. In response to this situation, it will be very important to collaborate among universities and share knowledge and know-how on support. In this subcommittee, I would like to introduce examples of university consortium efforts to support students with disabilities as a project and use this as an opportunity to think about their roles and prospects.
reporter Emiko Tsuchihashi Doshisha University Support Office for Students with Disabilities, Chief Coordinator Introduction of Activities to Support Students with Disabilities at the University Consortium Kyoto
Shin Harada Associate Professor, Center for General Education and Student Support, Okayama University Introduction of Activities to Support Students with Disabilities at the University Consortium Okayama
Takafumi Fukunaga Professor, Department of Information Systems Technology, Kumamoto Prefectural College of Technology Introduction of Activities to Support Students with Disabilities at the University Consortium Kumamoto
Coordinator Jun Murata Associate Professor, Student Support Center, Kyoto University (Chief Coordinator, Support Room for Students with Disabilities)
Subcommittee 3 (University Consortium Kumamoto)
Theme Crisis Management and University Community Contribution: A Case Study of Earthquake Response
Contents  When the Kumamoto earthquake (M7.3) struck in April 2016, each university opened the university as an evacuation center, volunteered in the affected area, provided psychological care to residents of the affected area, supported the education of children in the affected area, and provided reconstruction advice by faculty members in specialized fields. By introducing these initiatives and sharing information on the university's crisis management system, the university will provide an opportunity to learn how the university can contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation measures for expected natural disasters in the future.
reporter Miwa Abe Kumamoto University Kumamoto Creation Promotion Organization Associate Professor From volunteer activities after the earthquake to community activities
Asuka Teruya Kumamoto Gakuen University Volunteer Coordinator Disaster shelters that accepted people
Sumiko Akiyoshi Associate Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Shoki University Junior College Student participation in Mashiki town soup kitchen activities by NPO
Ryosuke Ide Student, Tokai University Community Bonds and Challenges in the Earthquake -Minami Aso Village and Kumamoto Earthquake-
Coordinator Michio Sawada Professor, Faculty of General Management, University of Kumamoto
Subcommittee 4 (University Consortium Osaka)
Theme What are the activities of the University Consortium that lead to the growth and development of people, universities, and communities?
Contents  University consortiums nationwide are conducting distinctive activities in collaboration with universities, local governments, and industry, taking advantage of their regional characteristics, and by collaborating with multiple organizations, activities that cannot be accomplished individually are made possible, expanding the scope of activities and creating new activities. From another perspective, it can be said that by creating a unique place for activities with the University Consortium as the core, the people who participate in it will connect, learn, and work together to grow themselves, which in turn will lead to the development of the university and the region. Here, we will consider what is expected of the "University Consortium" that works to contribute to the growth and development of people, universities, and towns.
reporter Kunihiko Nakagawa University Consortium Osaka Regional Cooperation Coordinator Activities of the University Consortium to Lead to Student Growth (tentative title)
Kenichi Matsushita Konan University Regional Relations Center Office Manager Hyogo Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Council's Business Development for the Development of Human Resources for "Hometown Hyogo"
Kuniaki Tanaka Campus Consortium Hakodate Steering Committee The Role of University Consortiums in University Education Reform: A Study from the Profile Sheet of Member Organizations of the National Council of University Consortiums
Coordinator Takahiro Hisashi Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University, Chairman of the Planning and Steering Committee of the University Consortium Osaka, Chairman of the Regional Cooperation Subcommittee Promotion Committee, Chairman of the Osaka Prefectural Regional Collaboration Platform Council
Subcommittee 5 (Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama)
Theme How to develop human resources for regional revitalization
Contents  What kind of regional revitalization human resources are the business community looking for? What are human resources for regional revitalization? The total population of Japan has entered a phase of long-term decline, and sustainable local communities are being questioned in most regional cities and mountainous areas. In order to take on the challenge of creating new industrial forms and revitalizing the region, we will discuss specific examples of human resource development plans required for regional revitalization in a "workshop format with floor participation". The above theme is an important issue for the University Consortium to predict tomorrow. Workshops will be held with the free participation of each consortium. In response to the Keidanren Regional Revitalization Human Resources Development Plan (scheduled to be distributed on the day), we will discuss university reform and university collaboration rooted in local communities, based on current issues and future prospects.
reporter Mr. Kiichiro Tomino Vice President, Fukuchiyama Public University Objectives and Issues of Regional Public Human Resource Development
Haruo Kimura Director, Higher Education Laboratory, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute Current Status and Issues of Human Resource Development through Industry-Academia Collaboration
Sukehiro Hosono Executive Director, Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama, Professor Emeritus,
Chuo University
Community-wide human resource development
Coordinator Sukehiro Hosono Executive Director, Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama
, Professor Emeritus, Chuo University

Implementation Report

 The 16th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum was held at Kumamoto Gakuen University (Kumamoto City) for two days on August 31 (Sat.) and September 1 (Sun.) under the main theme of "University Development Initiated with University Consortiums."

 At this forum, 297 people from higher education institutions and governments across Japan participated in the forum to investigate the content that the university consortium, which can be said to be a collection of knowledge in each region, should discuss and the role it should play.

 On the first day, a pre-event was held before the opening of the forum, and officials from the University Consortium Secretariat reflected on their activities and shared the issues they feel on a daily basis in management.
In the keynote speech, Mr. Shang-jung Kang (Director of Kumamoto Prefectural Theater) gave a lecture titled "The Potential of the University Consortium and CAMPUS Asia."

Keynote speech
Keynote speech
▽Educational administrative report
Educational administrative report

 At the symposium that followed, Mr. Takahiro Kai (Representative Secretary, Kumamoto Association of Corporate Executives), Mr. Taisuke Ono (Vice Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture), and Mr. Mineo Nakayama (President of Sojo University) engaged in lively discussions on "University Development Initiated with the University Consortium."
In the next report on education administration, Mr. Hiroki Hirano, Director of the University Reform Promotion Office, University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, 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, many questions and impressions were raised by the participants about the respective efforts of each consortium organization, and there was a scene where exhibitors and participants actively interacted.

Poster session (20 exhibitors)

Poster session (20 exhibiting groups)
Poster session (20 exhibiting groups)

 On the second day, five breakout sessions were held on various themes, including "FD and SD training in university consortiums," "support for students with disabilities and university consortiums," "crisis management and university community contribution: a case study of earthquake response," "what are the activities of university consortiums that lead to the growth and development of people, universities, and communities," and "how to develop human resources for regional revitalization." We presented practical case studies and exchanged opinions with participants.

▽Subcommittees (5 subcommittees)

Subcommittee (4 subcommittees)
Subcommittee (4 subcommittees)

 The next 17th forum will be held in Osaka in September 2020. Details will be announced on the website of the University Consortium Kyoto as soon as they are decided.
We look forward to your participation.

Contact information

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

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