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Entrants for GLOCOL Presentation Contest being sought

2010-12-16 (Thu) 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Proposals for redirecting GLOCOL advanced minor programs into "Using your learning for Society"

  1. Making a proposal from Osaka University
  2. From the university to the local community
  3. Seeking knowledge that will bring one close to the community
  4. Life-size knowledge
  5. Down-to-earth practice

Through its four advanced minor programs of its graduate schools, "Global Coexistence," "Human Security and Development," "Legal Interpretation and Translation," and "Contemporary Chinese Studies," Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL) of Osaka University seeks to nurture practical-minded personnel who, with a conscious grasp of coexistence, can make contributions to international society.

As a first step to achieve "a shift from learning to putting [something] into practice," a goal of the minor advanced programs, a GLOCOL Presentation Contest has been scheduled. Through this event, GLOCOL aims to give students a platform for making proposals based on what they have studied at university. Concrete and sincere proposals made by presenters may be adopted and supported by GLOCOL and the university; moreover, GLOCOL will help publicize such proposals to society. Students making such presentations will receive productive advice from the judges. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in this contest.


(Please note that the opening time and venue have been changed.)

  1. Date & Time: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  2. Venue: Lecture Room L6, 4th floor, Liberal Arts Comprehensive Research Building, Osaka University
  3. Presentation theme: Choose one from the following:
  • "A Proposal from Osaka University -- in order to Realize Coexistence between People of Different Cultures"
  • A Proposal from Osaka University -- in order to Communicate with and Understand one another"
  • A Proposal from Osaka University -- in order to Protect your Safety and Mine"

4. How to make a presentation

Presenters may present regarding what they learned in GLOCOL's graduate school advanced minor programs or what they learned, after being in one of the courses, from experience in or outside of Japan. Additionally, from how their thinking has changed, presenters are encouraged to explain what they would now put into practice.

Time allotted for each presentation: 10 minutes

Presentation may be made by the most appropriate means including movie, slide show, oral presentation, or drama.

5. Presentations being sought from:

Groups and individuals belonging to graduate and undergraduate school of Osaka University.

6. Judges

Four judges from Osaka University, non-governmental organization, and media representatives will screen presentations.

7. Screening criteria

Presentations will be examined as to whether they conform to the theme, whether they can be implemented under the initiative of presenters, and in the case of long-term projects, whether continuous management is possible or not. The criteria include:

  1. Originality of proposed ideas
  2. Feasibility
  3. Uniqueness of presentation
  4. Relation to the three themes
  5. Degree of collaboration (how much social contribution can be achieved by working together)
8. Commendations

There are three awards: most excellent award, excellent award, and jury's special award. Winners will receive certificates of merit as well as a sum of money or an article (or articles) equivalent to a sum of money.

How to apply:

Fill out the application formWORD mini icon and send it by email to

(The information collected in the application process will not be used for any purpose other than the scheduling of this event.)
Application deadline: Friday, December 10, 2010, 11:00 p.m.
This presentation is recommended to the following students.

  • Who want to take actions regarding what they learned in classes, on-hands practices, and field surveys and solicit volunteers.
  • Who want to advertise their activities and call for participants in such
  • Who want to ask for advice and cooperation from GLOCOL

Students who didn't participate in an explanatory session and want to listen to explanation are required to contact Mr. Komine. Email:

For more information, contact:

Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
Tel: 06-6879-4442
Fax: 06-6879-4444

Date: 2010-12-16 (Thu) 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Organizer: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University

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