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45th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public

2013-9-11 (Wed) - 2013-12-18 (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 general citizens. 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 "Osakans and Osaka City," courses regarding "People and Cities in Osaka Studies" and "Today and the Future of an Aging Society with Fewer Children" will be provided.

45th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public (16 classes in all)

In these courses, Sub-theme A classes (8 classes in all) and Sub-theme B classes (8 classes in all) will be held.

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013 ~ Wednesday, December -- Sub-theme A, People and Cities in Osaka Studies (8 classes in all)
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013 ~ Wednesday, October 23 -- Sub-theme B, Today and the Future of an Aging Society with Fewer Children (8 classes in all)

 

Time: 18:30 ~ 20:00 (for all classes)

Sub-theme A: People and Cities in Osaka Studies (8 classes in all)

  • A-1, Wednesday, September 11, "Re-thinking the Avant-garde Art after WWII -- Rereading the Modernism before the War," HASHIZUME Setsuya, Professor, Museum of Osaka University
  • A-2, Wednesday, September 18, "Minami and Kita in Popular Music -- Dotonbori Jazz and Nakanoshima Cultivation Creed," WAJIMA Yusuke, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters
  • A-3, Friday, September 27, "The History of Diseases and Medical Treatment in Modern Osaka," HIROKAWA Waka, Associate Professor, Tekijuku Commemoration Center
  • A-4, Wednesday, October 2, "That's the Way City of Osaka was Built -- from the Viewpoint of Urban Planning," SAWAKI Masanori, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
  • A-5, Wednesday, October 9, "Osaka Dialect viewed from the Outside," KOYANO Tetsuo, Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture
  • A-6, Friday, October 11, "Kingdom of Western Alcoholic Drinks, Osaka," MATSUNAGA Kazuhiro, Specially appointed lecturer, Museum of Osaka University
  • A-7, Wednesday, October 16, "Scholarship of Kaitokudo, a Place of Learning in Osaka and the People who supported it," KINJO Miki, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Letters
  • A-8, Wednesday, October 23, "Cyclotron and Osaka University -- Osaka, a Pioneer of Modern Physics," KISHIMOTO Tadafumi, Professor, Graduate School of Science

Sub-theme B: Today and the Future of an Aging Society with Fewer Children

  • B-1, Wednesday, October 30, "A Low Birth Rate and an Aging Population in Japan -- the Viewpoint of a Pediatrician," OZONO Keiichi, Professor, United Graduate School of Child Development
  • B-2, Friday, November 1, "Social Problems in (Osaka) Japan caused by a Low Birth Rate and an Aging Population," AKAI Nobuo, Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy
  • B-3, Wednesday, November 13, "The inherent risk and eventual method living organisms choose in order for their offspring to flourish," SHINOHARA Miki, Associate Professor, Institute for Protein Research
  • B-4, Friday, November 15, "The Mind and Heart of the Elderly Viewed from Geriatric Behavioral Science," SATO Shinichi, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences
  • B-5, Friday, November 22, "Designing an Environment for a Community to Mature -- What has Started in Senri New Town," SUZUKI Takeshi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
  • B-6, Wednesday, November 29, "The Study of the Human Body using Robots," HOSODA Koh, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • B-7, Wednesday, December 4, "Changes in Working in an Aging Society with Fewer Children," MIZUSHIMA Ikuko, Professor, Osaka University Law School
  • B-8, Wednesday, December 18, "Future Drug Development in Osaka, a City of Medicine," DOI Takefumi, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center, 4-3-53, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Tel: 06-6444-2100

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.

Participation fees

  • ¥7,200 for all 8 classes of sub-theme A
  • ¥7,200  for all 8 classes of sub-theme B
  • ¥9,200 for all 16 classes of sub-themes A & B
  • ¥1,500 per individual class

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.

How to apply:

Fill in an application form and send it by email, fax, or postal mail before the deadline . 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 apply for all sub-theme classes 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 the classes.

Successful applicants must pay the participation fee to the bank account noted below in their own name during the application period. Please note that the bank transfer fee 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-themes A & B (16 classes in all): Monday, August 5 ~ Friday, August 23  
・Sub-themes A (8 classes in all): Monday, August 5 ~ Friday, August 23
・Sub-themes B (8 classes in all): Monday, August 26 ~ Friday, October 25
・Sub-themes A (less than 8 classes):Monday, August 5 ~ Friday, August 23
・Sub-themes B (less than 8 classes):Monday, August 26 ~ Friday, October 25 

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 (Please replace [at] with @.)

Date: 2013-9-11 (Wed) - 2013-12-18 (Wed)
Organizer: Osaka University
URL: http://21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp/koukaikoza_h25

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