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Symposium -- the Power to Design and Communication Design at Osaka University

2009-12-22 (Tue) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Osaka University has set nurturing the power to design and nurturing a free imagination and the ability to form a network that brings diverse parties together as educational goals.

The Center for the Study of Communication-Design (CSCD) will hold a forum to discuss how to develop the power to design on Tuesday, December 22 based on the results of interviews at all the graduate schools.

Eight representatives from graduate schools have been invited to discuss the power to design with faculty, staff and students.


Theme 1 -- "How can Imagination Change Society?"

M.C. -- HIRATA Oriza, professor at CSCD


  • EGAWA Atsushi, Dean, Graduate School of Letters
  • NAKAO Toshimitsu, Dean, Graduate School of Law and Politics
  • MIYAZAKI Junichi, Vice dean, Graduate School of Medicine
  • BABA Akio, Dean, Graduate School of Engineering


Theme 2 -- "How can a Network that brings Diverse Parties Together Change People?"

M.C.: KOBAYASHI Tadashi, professor at CSCD


  • YAMATODANI Atsushi, Head, Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences
  • SATO Kosuke, Vice dean, Graduate School of Engineering Science
  • MIHARA Ken-ichi, Head, Department of Integrated Studies in Language and Society, Graduate School of Language and Culture
  • MATSUSHIGE Hisakazu, Dean, Osaka School of International Public Policy


Panel Chairperson: KINSUI Satoshi, Director, Center for the Study of Communication-Design

Targeted at: Osaka University faculty, staff, and students

(Persons not related to Osaka University are also welcome to attend.)

For more information or to make application, contact:

Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

Tel: 06-6850-6632 (Extension: 6632)


Date: 2009-12-22 (Tue) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored: Center for the Study of CommunCenter for the Study of Communication-Design
Venue: MO Hall, Convention Center
Registration: Registration by email is required.

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