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47th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public

2015-9-16 (Wed) - 2015-12-11 (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 47th year of courses open to the average citizen.
This year, courses will be provided under the common theme of "Centrifugal Force of Culture" and "Centripetal Force of Science."

47th Osaka University Courses Open to the Public (12 classes in all)

In these courses, 1st Term classes (5 classes in all) and 2nd Term classes (7 classes in all) will be held.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 ~ Wednesday, October 28 -- 1st Term theme, Centrifugal Force of Culture (5 classes in all)
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 ~ Friday, December 11 -- 2nd Term theme, Centripetal Force of Science (7 classes in all)

Time: 18:30 ~ 20:00

For more information and to make an application, go here.

Centrifugal Force of Culture (5 classes in all)

DateClassLecturerRoom #
1 Wednesday, September 16 Challenges of the Metropolitan City of Osaka SUNAHARA Yosuke, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics 703
2 Wednesday, September 30 Local Community Unearthed by Archaeology -- Nonaka Kofun and the Machikaneyama Archaeological Site

NAKAKUBO Tatsuo, Assistant Professor, Archaeological Research Office

3 Wednesday, October 7 "The Image of Great Osaka " and Media/Art -- Conflict with the Birth of the Megacity HASHIZUME Setsuya, Professor, The Museum of Osaka University 304
4 Wednesday, October 14 Popular Music of Modern Osaka WAJIMA Yusuke, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters 703
5 Wednesday, October 28 Back to the "Future" SAI Risa, Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics 304


Centripetal Force of Science (7 classes in all)

DateClassLecturerRoom #
1 Wednesday, November 4 Why is Cancer a Scary Disease? MATSUURA Nariaki, Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus,  Osaka University; Director, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases 304
2 Friday, November 6 Nanobiology --  A Discipline to Clarify  Cellular Function of Molecules  UEDA Masahiro, Professor, Graduate School of Science 703
3 Wednesday, November 11 Medical Care is a Culture! -- When Seeing Foreigners at Hospital

NAKAMURA Yasuhide, Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences

4 Wednesday, November 18 Regenerative Medicine,  and Extracellular Matrix that Supports the Cell 

SEKIGUCHI Kiyotoshi, Professor, Institute for Protein Research 

5 Wednesday, November 25 Robotics and Nursing Science OHNO Yuko, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine 703
6 Wednesday, December 9 The Mechanism and Role of Cellular Senescence that Controls Cancer and Aging
HARA Eiji, Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases 703
7 Friday, December 11 Why the External World doesn't Look Blurring if You Move your Eyes? KITAZAWA Shigeru, Research, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences 703
Date: 2015-9-16 (Wed) - 2015-12-11 (Fri)
Organizer: Osaka University
Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
Registration: Registration online is necessary.
Contact: University-Community Division, Department of Publicity and University-Community Collaboration, Osaka University

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