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Held annually, the Icho Festival is a celebration of welcome for new students to the university as well as a great opportunity to strengthen friendship and ties among faculty, staff, students, and the local community. Moreover, it is a celebration of the anniversary of the university's founding on May 1.

Given the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Osaka University will hold the 2021 Icho Festival entirely online. We have prepared a variety of events for you to enjoy, so please take a look below to find an event that piques your interest.

Event duration 

Friday, April 30 at 10 am ~ Wednesday, June 30 at 5 pm

*Participation may be limited depending on the format of virtual events, i.e., webinars may only be available for a limited time and only to registered participants (as opposed to pre-recorded video content available for the duration of the event). Please refer to the details of each event for specific information on dates, times, and availability.

Various content for virtual events will be added during the event duration.

How to join these events

This page lists overviews of events in various undergraduate schools, graduate school, and research institutes as well as URLs you can use to access these events.

Some events, such as lectures held via Zoom, may require prior registration. Check the details below so that you don't miss any opportunities to participate in events that pique your interest.

List of Events

You can click the links below to jump straight to events organized by your department of choice.

Events organized by the Department of Education and Student Affairs

Special Events and Attractions

園遊会

Details: https://ichosai.com/online/index.php

Introduction to Osaka University for High School Students: "What Kind of University is OU?"

高校生向け大阪大学概要説明「大阪大学ってどんな大学?」

Date and times: Saturday, May 1, 2021

(1) 12:00~13:45 | (2) 14:30~15:15 | (3) 16:00~16:45 | (4) 18:00~18:45

Application period: Monday, April 19 ~ Saturday, May 1

Event details/applications: http://www.oc.icho.osaka-u.ac.jp/

Events organized by the Graduate School of Letters

Ruins under OU: Reports by the Osaka University Archeological Heritage Office

Details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djjrWxkCMJA

Events organized by the Graduate School of Science

Mathematics Class at Machikaneyama

*Will take place over Zoom on Saturday, May 1 from 13:00~14:30.

*Pre-registration deadline: Friday, April 30

Application page: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocuigrTIsGdzM2a3HwTwwGz-_f8vZ0nRO

Round-about Talk: Tips for Learning Mathematics for New Students

math

*Will take place over Zoom on Saturday, May 1 from 15:00~16:30.

*Application deadline: Friday, April 30

*Application page: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocuigrTIsGdzM2a3HwTwwGz-_f8vZ0nRO

YouTube Channel "The World of Atomic Nuclei"

Youtubeチャンネル「原子核の世界」

Event details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXPeDaoOsZs

Welcome to the Biology Department at OU

大阪大学、生物科学専攻へようこそ

Event details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHpRR2nbAjE

A Concert Hall for Science: Welcome to the Biohistory Research Hall

科学のコンサートホール 生命誌研究館へようこそ

Event details: To be posted at a later date

Introduction to Research at the Project Research Center for Fundamental Sciences

基礎理学プロジェクト研究センターの研究紹介

Event details: To be posted at a later date

Largest in Japan! Introduction to the 10-Megajoule Condenser Bank System

国内最大規模! 10メガジュール コンデンサーバンク システムの紹介

Event details: https://sites.google.com/view/ahmf-sci/

Tour to Explore Cutting-Edge Analysis Devices

最先端分析機器ツアー

Tour date and time: Friday, April 30 - 11:00~15:00

Application period: Thursday, April 15 ~ Thursday, April 29 (30 individuals/tour)

Application page: https://forms.gle/nj9vZee6K6wWeGkX7

Study Abroad Experience at the School of Science!

理学部にいながら留学体験!

Can’t go abroad because of COVID-19? We’ve got the solution!

Join us for online games and quizzes with international students at the School and Graduate School of Science to get a feeling of study abroad.

You can join and leave the event at any time!

Anyone of any age can participate, so we hope you’ll join us!

Dates: Friday, April 30 ~ Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time slots (for both days): 10:30 | 11:30 | 13:30 | 14:30 | 15:30

Zoom URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88975021482?pwd=ejVKR3ZtUWZ2UTNsWVBPQjBKS3phdz09

Meeting ID: 889 7502 1482

Passcode: 945294

Event details:
(Japanese): https://www.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/ja/international/foreignstudents/
(English): https://www.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/overseas-study/for-international-students/

YouTube Channel: Saturday Afternoon Physics 2020

Event details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpX2zTsrctY

Events organized by the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lecture: “Making drugs without side effects” by Professor Akai

Website URL: http://www.phs.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/festival.html

Lecture: “Computational Methods Playing an Important Role in Drug R&D” by Prof. Takagi

Website URL: To be posted at a later date

Events organized by the Physics Department and the Research Center for Precision Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Welcome to the Cleanest Laboratory in the World!

世界一キレイな実験室へようこそ!

Event details: http://www.prec.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/psthomepage/IchoFestival.html

Events organized by the Graduate School of Engineering Science

Introduction to the Spintronics Laboratory

Event details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExEFepRzbPs

Secrets of the Ink that Instantly Changes Colors When Exposed to Light

光で瞬時に色の変わるインクの秘密

Event details: http://www.chem.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/laser/index.html

*Event details will be posted to the above URL on Wednesday, April 28.

Virtual Laboratory Tour: Synthesis of Metal Complexes by Coordinating Metal Ions

 金属イオンの働きを自由自在に司る金属錯体合成の研究室をバーチャル訪問

Start times (6 sessions total):

Friday, April 30 - 10:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00

Event details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81852845437?pwd=VzdHK2RsSm5OTGR2eXpVZE54SWlzQT09

 Materials related to this event

Hydrodynamics

 流れの科学

Event details: http://flow.me.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/watamura/icho_fes/icho_fes_2021.mp4

Let's Play with a Quantum Computer

 量子コンピュータを動かそう

Lecture date and time: Friday, April 30 - 13:00~15:00

Application URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fdQxNNWFSwam5iJQT6zGCw

*Applications accepted only for the first 100 applicants.

The World of Quantum Information and Quantum Life

 量子情報と量子生命の世界

*Details regarding the explanation to be held over Zoom will be posted to the following webpages at a later date.

Event details: http://qiqb.osaka-u.ac.jp/category/event/ | http://www.qc.ee.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/index_j.html

Lifelike Robots?

 生物みたいなロボット?

Event details: To be posted at a later date

Let's Learn about Humanoid Robots

 人間型ロボットを知ろう

Webinar date and times: Friday, April 30 - 10:00~12:00 | 13:00~15:00

Event details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82310588029?pwd=VFVHVWlJVVFPb1pMNGx3QWFTbElVZz09

Video introductions to this research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KWCr7N775s

 

Data Literacy for Surviving the AI Era

 AI時代を生き抜くためのデータリテラシー

Event details: To be posted at a later date

Virtual Tour of the Nano Laboratory

 ナノラボラトリー実験室公開

Event details: http://www.insd.osaka-u.ac.jp/12_ichofes/index.html

Lecture on Brain Development

 脳発達の講演会

Date and time: Saturday, May 1 - 13:30~15:00

Application URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17EaHxpmj4oLRqseKAzAPMMi_BLU_WUoRgbcT29_a1yY/edit?usp=sharing

Events organized by the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

A Day at IST

Application deadline: Friday, April 30

Event details (registration is necessary): https://www.ist.osaka-u.ac.jp/

Events organized by the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences

Open Lecture: "Unexpectedly Familiar Life Science"

一般向け講演会 「遠いようで、身近なライフサイエンス」

Lecture date and times: Friday, April 30 - 19:00 ~ 20:30

How to apply: Applicants will be informed of the Zoom link for these lectures. (Applications will stop being accepted once capacity is reached.)
Application deadline: Tuesday, April 27
Application URL and QR code: Osaka University Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences Icho Festival Lectures (google.com)

遠いようで、身近なライフサイエンス

Event details: https://www.fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp/ja/news/detail/482

Events organized by the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

Let's Explore the RIMD!

微研!探検!

Event details: To be posted at a later date

Events organized by the Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research

The Naked Truth about ISIR Staff

This virtual event introduces the latest research at ISIR and daily lives of ISIR staff. Inspiring talks by women in STEM should be on your must-watch list. 

The online discussion involving international students will be held in Japanese, English, and Chinese.

We hope you’ll join us!

Event details: https://www.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp/icho/

Seeing, Learning, Thinking, and Talking in Artificial Intelligence

人工知能-見る・学ぶ・考える・話す- (オンライン)

Event details: https://icho-isir.ovice.in/

Introduction to the Research Laboratory for Quantum Beam Science, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR)

量子ビーム科学研究施設の紹介

Event details: https://www.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp/labs/rl/in1/R3FY/koho/icho/icho2021.html

The world Revealed by a Femtosecond Electron Beam

電子で開く1000兆分の1秒の世界

Materials related to this event

Events organized by the Institute for Protein Research

Online Symposium - Protein Research in the Era of COVID-19

オンラインシンポジウム 〜コロナ新時代における蛋白質科学研究〜

Event details: https://bit.ly/3lAyBTn

Virtual Tour of the NMR Facilities at the Institute for Protein Research

蛋白質研究所NMR施設バーチャルツアー

Event details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIBDDjKDWf0

Events organized by the Institute of Laser Engineering

特別講演会「ワクワクするレーザーとプラズマ」「インターナショナルな研究者になろう」

Special Lectures: "Exciting Lasers and Plasma" by Prof. Fujioka & "Becoming an International Researchers" by Lecturer Arikawa

 

Date and time: Saturday, May 1 - 11:00 a.m. ~12:00 noon

Application URL: https://forms.gle/wR57eh9fEZBbydHQ9 

Application deadline: Sunday, April 25

Virtual Tour

Event details: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqefeFb_EnJqPpbaEgsmVNg

Events organized by the Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE) 

Country profiles (introduced by international students via video)

「留学生による自国紹介動画」

Joint event by OUISA (Osaka University International Students Association) and BSP (Brothers and Sisters Program)*

International students introduce their home countries in interviews with BSP members.

Join us to learn about lives and history that you will never learn in school.

BSP is a student organization that promotes exchange between Japanese students and international students at OU.

Event details:

(1) OUISA HOUR IRAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ_QGK0DRA0

(2) OUISA HOUR CUBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IqfHaXDENs

(3) OUISA HOUR GAMBIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7pN3RSxdnM

Events organized by the Cybermedia Center

Let's Try Foreign Language Learning using Mobile Devices

モバイル端末を使った外国語学習を体験してみよう

Date and times: Saturday, May 1 - 11:00~12:00 | 14:00~15:00
Application URL: https://forms.gle/HwcWPnXuo2MYp2Vq5
Application deadline: Sunday, April 25

Introduction to the Computer Assisted Science Research Division

Event details: http://www.cas.cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp/publicity-on-2021-icho-festival/

Introduction to Research at the Large-Scale Computational Science Research Division

Event details: https://sites.google.com/view/cp-cmc/いちょう祭企画

Virtual Tour of the Informedia Education Research Division

Event details: https://www.cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp/?page_id=7324

Events organized by the Research Center for Nuclear Physics

Virtual Tour of Experimental Facilities | Demonstration experiment on radiation measurements

核物理

Event details: https://www.rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp/ichosai/

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