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Symposium of the Osaka-Kobe University Network for Internationalization -- "Either you do or you don't! The resolve of the 4 universities to become globalized."

2013-11-29 (Fri) 2:00 p.m. -

Japan has no future if it does not globalize its universities. This is an urgent national challenge. Discussion is over. Universities are now being asked whether they are ready to face this challenge or not.
Representatives of the four universities of the Osaka-Kobe University Network for Internationalization -- Osaka University, Kobe University, Kansai University, and Kwansei Gakuin University -- will announce the intention of their university along with frank opinions from representatives of every department, working together toward and for the future.

Osaka-Kobe University Network for Internationalization
The Osaka-Kobe University Network for Internationalization was formed with Osaka University, Kobe University, Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University on July 27, 2011. As representatives of universities in Osaka and Kobe, these universities have jointly implemented projects for promoting university globalization.

Date & Time: Friday, November 29, 2013, 14:00~18:00
Registration starts at 13:30.
There is no charge for attending this symposium but registration is needed.
Seating space in the venue: 120
If there are too many applications, applicants will be chosen by lottery.

Application deadline: Friday, November 8
Supported by: Osaka-Kobe University Network for Internationalization (Osaka University, Kobe University, Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University)
In cooperation with: Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Kansai Economic Federation

This symposium will be conducted in Japanese.

 

 Program


1. Greetings -- HIGASHIJIMA Kiyoshi, Trustee, Vice president, Osaka University
2. Keynote Speech -- SATO Kuniaki, Special Officer for International Planning, Office for International Planning, Higher Education Policy Planning Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
3. Approaches by the Osaka-Kobe University Network for Internationalization

  • MITSUHASHI Yukari, Special Mission Professor, Institute of Promoting International Exchange Programs, Kobe University; Vice Director, Office for the Promotion of International Exchange
  • Student who participated in Osaka-Kobe four university joint project, Korea-Japan Student Workshop (KJSW)

Coffee break
4. Panel Discussion
Panelists

  • AKUNE Masao, Director, Hyogo-Kobe University Consortium
  • KIMURA Ryuhei, Manager, Personnel Division, Administration Department, Saraya Co.,Ltd.; Head, Diversity Promotion Office
  • Shi Feng, Planning Division, Service Department, Daikin Industries Ltd.
  • MORIGUCHI Yoshiaki, Assistant Manager, Local Economy Department, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • HIGASHIJIMA Kiyoshi, Trustee, Vice President, Osaka University
  • INOUE Noriyuki, Trustee, Vice President, Kobe University
  • YOSHIDA Eiji, Trustee, Vice President, Kansai University
  • SHINYO Takahiro, Vice president, Kwansei Gakuin University

Facilitator: TAKENAKA Tohru, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
5. Closing remarks, SHINYO Takahiro, Vice president, Kwansei Gakuin University
A get-together for exchange --  until 18:00

How to apply:
Make application from here.
Your personal information will be protected and not used for any purpose other than registration for this event.

Venue:Rooms #7 and #8, Congrès Convention Center, Knowledge Capital, Grand Front OSAKA【マップ】阪神地区大学国際化推進ネットワークシンポジウム

 

A three-minute walk from JR Osaka station
A three-minute walk from Umeda station on the Midosuji Subway Line
A three-minute walk from Hankyu Umeda station
A six-minute walk from Hanshin Umeda station



For more information, contact: Global 30 Liaison Office, International Exchange Office, Osaka University
Tel: 06-6879-7185

E-mail:kokusai-network@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

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