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Osaka University Homecoming Week 2020 – Osaka University Alumni Reunion Online!

2020-11-28 (Sat) - 2020-12-8 (Tue)

Homecoming Day and the Osaka Alumni Reunion in Tokyo are annual events for students, alumni, and staff from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies to come together and build new friendships while rekindling old ones. However, amid continuing concerns about COVID-19, Osaka University will hold Homecoming Week 2020,” an alternative online event with the aim of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Make sure to tell your current and former OU classmates as well as faculty and staff about this limited-time digital content and take a stroll down memory lane at OU!

We hope that many of you will tune in and join us!

The special page for Homecoming Week 2020 can be found here!

*Videos will be posted to this special page during Homecoming Week. (No applications are required, and participation is free.)

Join us for Online Social Gatherings!

For more details, click here! (The deadline for applications is Sunday, November 8, 2020.)

Click the image above to view a flyer for this event

Dates

Saturday, November 28 ~ Saturday, December 5, 2020

Alumni Talk Session (video content)

In this talk session, alumni and current OU students will look at the past, present, and future of Osaka University and discuss what roles the university and alumni will play in social change in this era of COVID-19, as well as what they expect from current and former OU students in the future.

Speakers

- INOUE Yukari (Managing Director for Japan and Korea, Kellogg Company; 1985 graduate, School of Economics)
- TANIGUCHI Tatsunori (Founder/CEO, Remohab Inc.; 2006 graduate, Faculty of Medicine)
- Two current OU students: KITAOKA Tomohiro (2nd year, master's course, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science) and TSUCHIYA Fumika (4th year, Spanish language major, School of Foreign Studies)
(Facilitator: YAGI Ekou (Professor, Osaka University Center for the Study of CO*Design)

Homecoming Videos

1. News at OU (NISHIO Shojiro, Osaka University President)

Greeting (KISHIMOTO Tadamitsu, President, Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations)

2. OU in the era of COVID-19

"Approaches to Education at OU in the Era of COVID-19," TANAKA Toshihiro (Osaka University Executive Vice President; 1980 graduate, School of Engineering)

"Immunology and clinical application –medical revolution created at OU," KUMANOGOH Atsushi (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University; 1991 graduate, Faculty of Medicine)

3.  OU Students Giving it Their All

This video will feature activity by current OU students as they do their best while coping with the effects of COVID-19.

Online Social Gathering (on Zoom)

We will be holding online alumni social gatherings. There will be a general gathering for all members of the OU family, as well as individual sessions for alumni who graduated during the 2000-01, 2010-11, and 2014-15 academic years.

Dates and times

General Session

• Intended for all members of the OU family, including alumni and former faculty and staff members

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 16:00~17:30

Individual sessions by graduation year

• Session for individuals who graduated during the 2000-01 academic year (April 2000~March 2001)

Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 16:00~17:30

• Session for individuals who graduated during the 2010-11 academic year (April 2010~March 2011)

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 16:00~17:30

• Session for individuals who graduated during the 2014-15 academic year (April 2014~March 2015)

Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 18:30~20:00

How to participate

• Apply via this link below by Sunday, November 8.

• Applications will no longer being accepted for each session once capacity has been reached.

Capacity

  • General session: 50
  • Individual sessions by graduation year (2000-01/2010-11/2014-15): 30 each

• Details (Zoom meeting room information, etc.) will be sent via email at a later date.

Request regarding updating contact information

In order to deliver news about services and events aimed at alumni as well as receive valuable feedback for improving education at the university, we ask for your cooperation in updating your contact information.

Form for updating contact information

With cooperation by

Osaka University Federation of Alumni Association

Contact

Alumni and Liaison Relations Section, Social Engagement Division, Department of Co-creation Promotion

Tel: 06-6879-7196

Email: alumni-info[at]ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp

*Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.

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