2016.05.18 EVENT

The Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities (June 11.12)

The Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities (June 11.12)

We are happy to announce that the Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities will be held at Hiroshima University on June 11 and 12, 2016.

The six universities are selected in the Composite category (Pluralistic society) of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).  The event is to hold inter-university discussions based on the mutual theme, “Multicultural-Coexistence Society.” However, the event is open to the public. 

Everyone is invited to the open seminar/the keynote speech. We also welcome observers for the rest of the program upon request. For both sessions, please make a reservation via email to TAOYAKA Program Office by June 8th.  Please see the following details.  

We look forward to see many participants in the Event!

Date:June 11(Sat), 12(Sun) 2016
Venue: Library Hall and Learning Commons BIBLA, Central Library; Faculty Club,   Hiroshima University (Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)
Language: English (Interpretation is provided for the Open Seminar)


Session 1: Open Seminar

Day1: Saturday, June 11 (13:00-18:30) 

<Open to the Public/Free  Admission/RSVP by June 8 (Wed.) via E-mail >

1) Keynote Speech: 1300-14:30

1. Title: Designing local frameworks for integrated water resources management with various stakeholders
Speaker: Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D., Professor; Deputy Director-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2. Title: Your expertise is the PASS to cross borders:  How do researchers create business?
Speaker: Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., Director, Global Bridge Laboratory, Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.; President, Leave a Nest America Inc.

2) Six Universities’ Poster Presentation: 14:30-15:30

Students will present their program. It will be a great opportunity to explore each program.

Session 2: Students’ Group Work

<For Participation as Observers: RSVP by June 8 (Wed) via E-mail >

Group Work: June 11 (Sat) 15:45-18:30 Venue: Learning Commons BIBLA, Central Library
Presentation: June 12 (Sun) 9:00-12:00 Venue: 2F Reception Hall, Faculty Club

Inter-University group of students will be formed for the three topics listed below. Each group will utilize Multicultural x Interdisciplinary approach to discuss and develop their proposals. The proposals will be presented as the final products of the Session. 


1) Challenges and prospects of multidisciplinary approach
2) How to make the best use of Onsite-Knowledge
3) Exploring career options with a doctorate degree in Multicultural x Interdisciplinary approach

Guest Advisors/Commentators:

Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D.,
Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., and Yuko Ueno, Ph.D., Leave a Nest Co., Ltd


To TAOYAKA Program: taoyaka-program@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
By Wednesday, June 8 2016
Please include: Name, Contact, and Session(s) that you wish to attend

Contact: Taoyaka program Office

IDEC 213, 1-5-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, JAPAN 739-8529
Tel: +81-82-424-4696/4697

Support: International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)
Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users(HIRAKU)


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