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44th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public

2012-9-12 (Wed) - 2012-12-19 (Wed)

Osaka University was the first university that held courses open to the public in 1968. These courses were called Osaka University Open Courses in the beginning, but the name was changed to Osaka University Nakanoshima Courses and then again changed to Osaka University Kaitokudo for the 21st Century Courses. This year's courses mark the 44th year of courses open to the average citizen. These courses are key courses of Osaka University and will be held as Osaka University Courses Open to the Public from this year.

Under the common theme of "Visions for our Life, Science, and Technology," courses regarding energy and disaster management will be provided.

We hope for full attendance.

44th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public (15 classes in all)

In these courses, Sub-theme A classes (7 classes in all) and Sub-theme B classes (8 classes in all) will be held from Wednesday, September 12 to Wednesday, December 19.

Theme: Visions for our Life, Science, and Technology

  • Sub-theme A -- Thinking about Future Energy (7 classes in all)
  • Sub-theme B -- Thinking about Disaster Management (8 classes in all)

Application for sub-theme courses are now being accepted (by Friday, October 26)

 

Sub-theme A: Thinking about Future Energy (7 classes in all)

  • Period: Wednesday, September 12 ~ Wednesday, October 24

    Time: 6:30 ~ 8:00

    • A-1, Wednesday, September 12, "Energy Resources and Global Warming and Gas Hydrate," OHGAKI Kazunari, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science
    • A-2, Wednesday, September 19, "Thinking about How to Use Energy -- Perspective on Product Recycling," UMEDA Yasushi, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    • A-3, Wednesday, September 26, "Can Solar Energy be a Major Energy Source?", MATSUMURA Michio, Professor, Research Center for Solar Energy Chemistry
    • A-4, Wednesday, October 3, "Bright Society Achieved by Dispersed Power Sources -- Characteristics of Dispersed Power Sources and Challenges in their Full-fledged Introduction," MIURA Yushi, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    • A-5, Wednesday, October 10, "Possibilities of Bio-Recycling Energies," MIYAKE Jun, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science
    • A-6, Friday, October 19, "Civic Movements and Laws Supporting Bio-Recycling Energies," OOKUBO Noriko, Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics
    • A-7, Wednesday, October 24, "Environmental Innovation Strategies Viewed from Changes in Environmental Policies," HARA Keishiro, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability

    Sub-theme B: Thinking about Disaster Management (8 classes in all)

    • Period: Wednesday, October 31~ Wednesday, December 19

      Time: 6:30 ~ 8:00 p.m.

    • B-1, Wednesday, October 31, "Disaster Reduction through Infrastructure Improvements Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011," TOKIDA Ken-ichi, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    • B-2, Wednesday, November 7, "Earthquakes Happen -- Are You Ready? -- Earthquake Preparedness and How to Respond to Earthquakes," YAMAMOTO Hitoshi, Professor, Department of Safety and Hygiene
    • B-3, Wednesday, November 14, "Applying the Lessons from Past Damage and Tsunamis to our Daily Life," MATSUMURA Nobuhiko, Associate professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    • B-4, Friday, November 16, "Psychological Reactions to Disasters -- Mental Health Care and Medical Staff Involvement (temporary title)," TANIMUKAI Hitoshi, Specially appointed assistant professor, Graduate School of Medicine
    • B-5, Friday, November 30, "Multilingual Earthquake Information via the Internet," TAKASHINA Yoshiyuki, Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Dean, School of Foreign Studies
    • B-6, Friday, December 7, "Disaster Reduction and Social Capital," KAWATA Jun-ichi, Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics
    • B-7, Wednesday, December 12, "Designing Earthquake-proof Buildings and Cities," MIYAMOTO Yuji, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    • B- 8, Wednesday, December 19, "Developing Next-Generation Cities and Communities -- City Planning Learned from Smart Community and Wisdom of Nature," KAGA Atsuko, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

    Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center

    4-3-53, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka

    Intended for: general citizens and students

    Space is limited to 70 per sub-theme.

    Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.

    Certificates

    A certificate will be issued to individuals who participated in six or more sub-theme A classes and seven or more sub-theme B classes by sub-theme.

    Participation fees

    • ¥7,200 for all 7 classes of sub-theme A
    • ¥7,200  for all 8 classes of sub-theme B
    • ¥9,200 for all 15 classes of sub-themes A & B
    • ¥1,500 per individual class

    How to apply:

    Fill in the application form and send it by email, fax or postal mail during the application period. All those applying will be informed regarding the status of their application by email or phone.

    To download application form, click here.

    Notes

    Application period is designated by sub-theme, but a priority will be given to individuals who want to take all classes of the two sub-themes in advance.

    Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; however, if the number of applicants exceeds the quota, a priority will be given to individuals who want to take all classes of the two sub-themes.

    Successful applicants are required to pay the participation fees to the bank account noted below in the name of the applicant during the application period. Please note that bank transfer fees must be borne by the applicant.

    • Bank: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
    • Branch: Ibaraki
    • Account type: ordinary
    • Account number:1502217
    • Name of account: オオサカダイガク シャガクレンケイカ
    • Representative: University-Community Division, Osaka University

    Application periods

    • Sub-theme A: Monday, August 27, 2012 ~ Friday, September 7
    • Sub-theme B: Monday, October 15, 2012 ~ Friday, October 26

    Please note that applications will not be accepted except the application periods.

    For more information, contact:

    University-Community II, University-Community Division, Publicity and University-Community Collaboration Office, Osaka University

    Tel: 06-6444-2137

    Fax: 06-6444-2338

    Email: kousya-syagaku-renkei2[at]office.osaka-u.ac.jp

    When using this address, please replace [at] with @.

Date: 2012-9-12 (Wed) - 2012-12-19 (Wed)
Sponsored: Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is required.
URL: http://21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp/koukaikoza_h24

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