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46th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public

2014-9-12 (Fri) - 2014-12-12 (Fri)

Osaka University was the first university to hold 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 to Osaka University Kaitokudo for the 21st Century Courses. This year's courses mark the 46th year of courses open to the average citizen.
This year, courses will be provided under the common theme of "Looking anew at being healthy" and "Taking a look at the today's world."

46th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public (14 classes in all)

In these courses, Sub-theme A classes (7 classes in all) and Sub-theme B classes (7 classes in all) will be held.

  • Friday, September 12, 2014 ~ Wednesday, October 22 -- Sub-theme A, Looking anew at being healthy (7 classes in all)
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 ~ Friday, December 12 -- Sub-theme B, Taking a look at the today's world (7 classes in all)

Time: 18:30 ~ 20:00 (B-6 -- 19:00 ~ 20:30)

Sub-theme A:  Looking anew at being healthy (7 classes in all)

DateClassLecturer
A-1 Friday, September 12 All seats have now been filled.
Epigenetics and diseases -- not determined by genome alone NAKANO Toru, Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
A-2 Wednesday, September 17 How to handle risk associated with science and technology -- from the viewpoint of justice studies NAKAYAMA Ryuichi, Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics
A-3 Wednesday, September 24 Making a sustainable society and environmental NGO OOKUBO Noriko, Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics
A-4 Friday, September 26 The healthy heart as viewed in behavioral characteristics of mice MATSUDA Toshio, Professor,
The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
A-5 Wednesday, October 8 What is neuroeconomics? -- the economic studies of the brain from the viewpoint of economics TANAKA Saori, Visiting researcher, Institute of Social and Economic Research; Researcher, Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
A-6 Wednesday, October 15 20 years of disaster volunteers -- healthiness in disaster district relays
ATSUMI Tomohide, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences
A-7 Wednesday, October 22 Cells eating themselves -- the mystery of autophagy YOSHIMORI Tamotsu, Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences

 

Sub-theme B: Taking a look at the today's world (7 classes in all)


DateClassLecturer
B-1 Wednesday, October 29 Unknown world captured by a biological live camera ISHII Masaru, Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
B-2 Friday, November 7 Design a forum for dialogue -- connecting science and technology with society YAGI Eko, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Communication-Design
B-3 Wednesday, November 12

All seats have now been filled.

In pursuit of the elementary particle Higgs boson HANAGAKI Kazunori, Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Science
B-4 Wednesday, November 19

All seats have now been filled.

Security of East Asia and Japan SAKAMOTO Kazuya, Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics
B-5 Friday, November 28 Enabling observation of sudden changes in weather -- Development of the world's best weather radar USHIO Tomoo, Associate Professor, The Graduate School of Engineering
B-6 Wednesday, December 10 Modern science viewed from research misconduct NAKAMURA Masaki, Associate Professor, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences
B-7 Friday, December 12 Analysis of gait YAGI Yasushi, Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

 

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

  • ¥7,500 for all 7 classes of sub-theme A
  • ¥7,500  for all 7 classes of sub-theme B
  • ¥9,500 for all 14 classes of sub-themes A & B
  • ¥1,500 per individual class

Application periods

・Sub-themes A & B (14 classes in all): Monday, August 4 ~ Monday, August 25  
・Sub-themes A (7 classes in all): Monday, August 4 ~ Monday, August 25
・Sub-themes B (7 classes in all): Monday, August 4 ~ Wednesday, October 22
・Sub-themes A (less than 7 classes):Monday, August 4 ~ Monday, August 25
・Sub-themes B (less than 7 classes):Monday, August 4 ~ Wednesday, October 22

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 or fax before the deadline. All those applying will be informed regarding the status of their application by email or phone.

  • To make online application, go here.
  • To download application form, click here.

Notes

Application period is designated by sub-theme, but 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

For more information, contact:

Office for Courses Open to the Public, University-Community Division, Department of Publicity and University-Community Collaboration, 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: 2014-9-12 (Fri) - 2014-12-12 (Fri)
Organizer: Osaka University

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