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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 event


Building Sustainable Local Communities by University Consortium
~Aiming to create new value in anticipation of the after-corona era~

Purpose of the tournament

At present, universities and other institutions of higher education play a variety of roles, not only for research, education for young people, and the production of human resources, but also as “knowledge hubs” that create innovation and bearers of regional culture.
On the other hand, in order to respond to a mountain of issues such as a declining birthrate and aging society, global environmental problems, the novel coronavirus infection, and the shift to a digital society, and to create a sustainable society, it is thought that it can only be realized by collaborating not only with higher education institutions alone, but also with various entities such as higher education institutions, governments, and industries, and through exchanges involving the local community.
Therefore, the purpose of this forum is to consider the various forms of collaboration that university consortiums have been involved in in order to create sustainable local communities in the future, and to envision the future form of university consortiums aiming to create new value in anticipation of the post-corona era.


Saturday, September 2, 2023, 13:30-19:30, Sunday, September 3, 2023, 10:00-12:00

meeting place

Tokoha University Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus
(6-1 Yayoi-cho, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City) ※About a 4-minute walk from the north exit of JR Kusanagi Station

Participation fee

Participation fee (general) 4,000 yen / (student) free
Information exchange meeting (general) 4,000 yen / (Student) 2,000 yen
* Those who wish to collect reports will need to pay 1,000 yen separately.

Co sponsored by

National University Consortium Council, Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium


Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Association of National Universities, Association of Public Universities, Association of Japan Private Universities,
Japan Association of Private Universities, Japan Association of Public Junior Colleges, Japan Private Junior College Association, National Governors’ Association, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun,
Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan Keizai Shimbun, Kyodo News, Shizuoka Prefecture, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefectural Mayors’ Association, Shizuoka Prefectural Towns and Villages Association,
Shizuoka Shimbun, Shizuoka Broadcasting, Chunichi Shimbun Tokai Head Office


Day 1

Keynote speeches, symposiums, educational administrative reports, poster sessions, information exchange meetings, etc.

Day 2

Subcommittees (4 subcommittees in total), etc.

◆Please see here for details.

 The 20th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum Leaflet
 The 20th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum Special Website


Day 1 of <:>september floor a201>

⏰Opening Remarks 13:30-13:50
Hikaru Kurosaka (Representative Secretary, National University Consortium Association)
Kazuyuki Hizume (President, Shizuoka University, President, Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)
Tsutomu Deno (Vice Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture)
Keynote Speech ⏰13:50-14:50
The Land of Japan, the Land of Shizuoka ~Large-Scale Natural Disasters and Crisis Management of Higher Education Institutions~
Kazuo Oike (President, University of Shizuoka, Vice President of the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred on September 1, 1923.
In the event of large-scale natural disasters such as the Nankai Trough mega-earthquake, which is said to occur in the near future, crisis management and disaster prevention measures are required not only in Shizuoka Prefecture but also at higher education institutions nationwide. In this lecture, we will consider risks such as natural disasters that may occur and measures that should be taken in the future, mainly from the perspectives of earth science and seismology. In addition, I would like to discuss with the participants how higher education institutions should govern crisis management in general, including man-made disasters.
⏰Break 14:50-15:00
⏰Symposium 15:00-16:30
“Expectations for University Consortium for Sustainable Community Development”
Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium Kazuyuki Hizume, President (President, Shizuoka University)

Tsutomu Deno (Vice Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture)
Mr. Kimio Sakai (Chairman of Shizuoka Railway Co., Ltd.)
Mr. Shigehiro Ikegami (Superintendent, Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education)
In this symposium, based on examples of the efforts of the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium, opinions will be expressed and discussed from the perspectives of industry, academia, and government in Fujinokuni Prefecture on sustainable community development spun by the University Consortium.
Educational Administration Report ⏰17:15-17:45
Trends in Higher Education Policy

Kenichi Yamada (Assistant Director, University Education and Entrance Examination Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
⏰Closing Remarks 17:45-17:50
Hikaru Kurosaka (Representative Secretary, National University Consortium Association)


Day 1: Saturday, September 2, Knowledge Square, 1st floor

Poster Session ⏰12:00-17:15
In the poster session, advanced case studies and activities of consortium organizations nationwide will be introduced. Please use it as a place to collect practical initiatives and various information.
・Core time… 16:30-17:15


Day 1: Saturday, September 2, Grand Table on the 1st floor

Information exchange meeting ⏰18:00-19:30
At the information exchange meeting, you can eat and drink in a standing buffet style and exchange information with consortium officials who participated from all over the country. We would like to welcome everyone with meals using local ingredients in Shizuoka, so please join us.



Day 2: Sunday, September 3

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

2nd floor A210

Session 1 “Support for Students with Disabilities and Inter-University Collaboration”
(Contact: University Consortium Kyoto)

Study support (reasonable accommodation, etc.) for students with disabilities is an issue that should be addressed by each university. On the other hand, the accumulation of information and know-how varies depending on the scale of the university and the track record of its initiatives, so it can be said that it is of great significance to promote mutually complementary initiatives through inter-university collaboration. In this subcommittee, we would like to share examples of inter-university collaboration in several regions and consider initiatives to promote support for students with disabilities through inter-university collaboration.
Tomohisa Ikukawa (Associate Professor, Division of Support for Students with Disabilities, Student Support Center, Shizuoka University)
Ms. Rie Hamada (Assistant Professor, International Institute of Core Education, Kanazawa University / Full-time Teacher, Support Office for Students with Disabilities)
Coordinator / Rapporteur
Jun Murata (Associate Professor, Kyoto University Student Services Organization / Chief Coordinator, DRC (Division for Students with Disabilities))

3rd floor A308

Subcommittee 2 “What role can industry-government-academia collaboration expect in ‘regional revitalization’?”
(Contact: Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama)

Regional revitalization is, in a nutshell, the Kasumigaseki version of town development that does not know the site. Sure enough, the subsidy distribution had no effect. Local governments that did not rely on the national government and were among the first to implement their own regional revitalization measures have achieved results. In such local governments, we will discuss how industry-government-academia collaboration works and whether it should be done.
Keiko Kiyohara (Former Mayor of Mitaka City)
Mr. Toshio Yabe (Advisor, Media Planning Department, Planning Department, Urban Development Division, Mori Building Co., Ltd.)
Kimie Tsuchiyama (Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Hosei University)
Sukehiro Hosono (Professor Emeritus, Chuo University, Executive Director, Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama)

3rd floor A309

Session 3 “Considering Disaster Countermeasures through Collaboration between Universities and Various Stakeholders”
(Contact: Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)

In recent years, natural disasters due to the effects of global warming and other factors have increased, and there are particular concerns about the occurrence of Nankai Trough earthquakes and accompanying tsunamis. Since it is necessary to share information and provide mutual support not only with universities alone but also with various entities such as other universities, governments, industries, and local communities in order to prepare before a disaster, to ensure the “continuation of learning” and “quality of education” after a disaster, and to make efforts for reconstruction, this subcommittee will consider future university disaster prevention measures spun by the University Consortium while referring to these cases.
Mr. Yoshihiro Nomoto (Kagawa University Shikoku Crisis Management Education, Research and Regional Cooperation Promotion Organization)
Takayuki Nakamura (Vice President, Japan International University)
Chiaki Kaneshima (Counselor of Shizuoka Prefectural Crisis Management Department (in charge of municipal support) and Director of Shizuoka Prefectural Earthquake Disaster Prevention Center)
Kazuyoshi Kusunoki (Project Professor, University of Shizuoka)

3rd floor A310

Session 4 “Student Volunteer Activities in the Era of Wiz/After Corona”
(Contact: University Consortium Osaka)

University consortiums across Japan are promoting various volunteer activities to create opportunities for student growth and learning, and to return the results of their activities, while taking advantage of the characteristics of the region and its consortium.
After three years, students who have been required to make major behavioral changes due to the corona disaster will exchange opinions on what they want from volunteer activities in a new connection that transcends the boundaries of the university, and how their activities should be, while exchanging opinions among students and university consortium officials who support their activities, and I would like to seek hints for better activities in the with/after corona era.

Presenter (Student)
Ryohei Inoue, Chikako Fujiwara, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura (Student Volunteer Team ACT/University Consortium Osaka)
Yui Ishitani, Yuhei Wada, Taeko Nakajima (Hachioji Student Committee/University Consortium Hachioji)
Yamato Hosoda, Ayae Nishimura (Kyoto Student Public Relations Department/University Consortium Kyoto)
Isamu Matsui (Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer and Civic Action Center (V-station), Osaka Metropolitan University)

* Some speakers have been changed.

Day 1 (9/2) Lunch

As lunch on the first day (9/2), we will prepare a lunch box for those who apply in advance. If you wish, please apply from the same form when applying for the forum.
* The price (1,000 yen including tax, tea included) will be paid on the day of the forum separately.
* There are not many restaurants around Kusanagi Station, which is the nearest station to the venue. If you do not wish to have a boxed lunch, please have lunch around Shizuoka Station before coming.
* On the day of the event, the cafeteria and convenience store in the venue will not be open. (You can bring your own food and drink into the cafeteria.) )

About application

If you would like to participate in the 20th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum, please apply here.

June 21, 2023 (Wed) 10:00 ~ August 10, 2023 (Thu)
*Payment deadline: August 18 (Fri) 24:00
* The application period has been extended.

* The application period has ended.

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, enter it according to the instructions on the screen, and receive the “Application Completion Email”.

Step 2 Payment

After completing the application procedure in Step 1, you will receive a payment slip (invoice) to your registered information by mail. Please pay the participation fee at the convenience store on time.

* The payment fee will be used for various preparations such as printing costs, web system operation costs, communication costs, etc. Please note that refunds cannot be received for any reason.
* For convenience stores that can be handled, please see the back of the enclosed payment slip (invoice).
* 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 will not be able to participate.

Payment by 24:00 on Friday, August 18

Step 3 Receive invitation email

When the application is completed (payment is completed), please receive the “Participation Certificate” sent to the registered email address.
If you do not receive the email after Tuesday, August 29, please contact the council secretariat.

Step 4 On the day of the forum

On the day of the forum, please present your “Participation Certificate” (printed copy or mobile phone reception screen) at the reception.


* If you do not set the cookies of 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 you may have entered your e-mail address incorrectly. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please re-enter and resubmit using the “E-mail Address Confirmation Form”.
* Please note that you cannot change the subcommittee after completing the application procedure.
* Those who have not completed the application procedure will not be able to participate.
*Keynote speakers, symposists, coordinators, and subcommittee presenters do not need to apply.

Implementation Report

The purpose of the National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum is to exchange information on the efforts and research results of each university consortium in order to contribute to the development of higher education, and this year marks the 20th time.
 The memorable 20th forum was co-hosted with the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium, a public interest incorporated association, and was held under the theme of “Creating a sustainable local community spun by a university consortium – A new vision for the post-corona era.” The event was held at Tokoha University’s Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus with the main theme of “Aiming to Create Value,” marking the first time it has been held in Shizuoka Prefecture.

234 university faculty members and education-related people participated from all over the country, and through keynote speeches, symposiums, and case reports and exchanges of opinions in breakout sessions, the event became a forum for exchanging information and reconsidering the ideal form of “university consortiums.”

▼ Tokoha University Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus   


[September 2nd (Sat)]

▼ National University Consortium Council
Greetings from Hikaru Kurosaka, Representative Secretary

▼President of Shizuoka University,
Chairman of the Fujinokuni Region and University Consortium
Greetings from Kazuyuki Hizume

▼Greetings from Tsutomu Deno, Vice Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture

▼Scene of the venue


The keynote speech was given by Kazuo Oike, President of Shizuoka Prefectural University and Vice-Chairman of the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium, on the theme of “The Land of Japan, the Land of Shizuoka – Large-Scale Natural Disasters and Crisis Management for Higher Education Institutions.” We welcomed him and gave a lecture.

▼ Keynote speaker: Mr. Kazuo Oike ▼ Keynote speech


 At the symposium, speakers from industry, government, and academia perspectives made presentations on the theme of “Expectations for University Consortiums to Create Sustainable Local Communities,” and a lively discussion ensued.

 Kazuyuki Hizume (President of Shizuoka University, Chairman of Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)
 Tsutomu Deno (Vice Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture)
 Kimio Sakai (Chairman and Representative Director of Shizuoka Railway Co.)
 Shigehiro Ikegami (Shizuoka Prefecture) Board of Education Superintendent)

▼ Scene from the symposium 


In the education administration report,Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Higher Education Bureau, University Education and Entrance Examination Division, Assistant DirectorWe welcomed Mr. Kenichi Yamada and gave a report on “trends in higher education policy”.   

▼ Educational administration reporter Mr. Kenichi Yamada
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 
(Assistant Director, University Education and Entrance Examination Division, Higher Education Bureau)


At the poster session, which brought together 18 organizations from consortiums, governments, and companies from all over the country, participants asked many questions and commented on their respective initiatives, and there was active interaction between exhibitors and participants. Ta.      

▼ Poster session  ▼University introduction corner
▼ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Science, Technology and Academic Policy Bureau, Research and Development Strategy Division
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
2025 Japan International Expo Association
▼ Shizuoka Prefecture ▼ Shizuoka City
▼ Iwate Higher Education Consortium ▼ Academic City Sendai Consortium
▼ University Consortium Yamagata ▼ Academia Consortium Fukushima (ACF)
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Academic/Cultural/Industrial Network Tama
▼ University Consortium Hachioji
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Sagamihara-Machida University Regional Consortium
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Fujinokuni Region/University Consortium
▼University Consortium Ishikawa Public Interest Incorporated Association ▼University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
▼ Specified non-profit corporation
University Consortium Osaka
▼University Consortium Okayama
▼ General Incorporated Association Educational Network China ▼University Consortium Kumamoto


At the information exchange meeting, participants exchanged information over food and drinks for the first time in4 years after the coronavirus pandemic. We heard that the participants were able to communicate in a way that only a face-to-face meeting could do.

▼ Information exchange meeting 


[Sunday, September 3rd]

On the second day of the forum, four breakout sessions were held that covered various themes related to universities and consortiums, and participants reported on practical cases and exchanged opinions with participants.

▼ 1st Subcommittee
(University Consortium Kyoto)
▼ 2nd Subcommittee
(Academic/Cultural/Industrial Network Tama)
▼ 3rd Subcommittee
(Fujinokuni Region/University Consortium)
▼ 4th Subcommittee
(University Consortium Osaka)


 The purpose of establishing this council is to exchange information and research between university consortiums, and we hope that your participation and active exchange of information will lead to great success.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the faculty and staff, as well as from each consortium, for their participation and cooperation.

 The next 21st forum will be co-hosted with University Consortium Kyoto and will be held in Kyoto City in September 2024.
Details will be posted on the University Consortium Kyoto website as soon as they are decided.
We look forward to your participation.



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

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