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Osaka University
Osaka, Japan

Osaka University is committed to contributing to global society through the upholding of its motto, “Live Locally, Grow Globally.” It prides itself in successfully conducting research and educating the next generation of scholars in a multitude of disciplines ranging from humanities, social sciences, medicine, dentistry and pharmaceutical science, to life and engineering sciences.

Osaka University was founded as Japan’s sixth national university in 1931 and has evolved into one of the country’s most prominent institutions. As part of the efforts to strengthen international activities, Osaka University opened four overseas offices. They are the North American Center for Academic Initiatives in San Francisco, USA, in 2004, European Center for Academic Initiatives in Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2005, ASEAN Center for Academic Initiatives in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2006 and East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives in Shanghai, China, in 2010.

Furthermore, Osaka University’s strong education and research capacities were enhanced by merging with the former Osaka University of Foreign Studies in 2007, creating a synergy to improve international cooperation and research on global issues. We also established a new center for international cooperation named the “Global Collaboration Center” in 2007. It aims to draw strength from networks, both local and international, cooperating with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the National Museum of Ethnology as well as other government and international organizations, agencies, industries. We hope that it provides a new mechanism for inter-university collaboration.

Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series

Osaka University will celebrate its 90th anniversary on 1 May 2021, while the 100th anniversary of the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, which was integrated with OU in 2007, is also this year. Although student exchange activities have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe there is still an opportunity to strengthen the connections with our partner institutions through digital transformation (DX). As one of our celebration events, we will hold the Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series, a special online lecture program offered to students at our partner universities. OU professors in a wide variety of fields ranging from the natural sciences to the humanities will deliver these lectures, and students will engage in discussions themed around the latest research.

Website: www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en

Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
March 8, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
March 9, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



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Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Engineering
Course Teacher Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Prof. Toshio Yanagida, Prof. Takuo Dome, Prof. Hidehiro Sakurai, Prof. Shigeyuki Masaoka, Prof. Hiroshi Uyama, Prof. Kiyoshi Fujita
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMay 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 31, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWhile most courses will be streamed in real time, videos on demand (VOD) will be available for viewing to account for time differences. For more detail, please see the flyer.
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series consists of three components that will introduce advanced research in various fields:

1. Osaka University 90th and Osaka University of Foreign Studies 100th Anniversary Event

2. Six lectures for each of the 11 courses (some lectures may overlap with other courses)

3. Student discussion

All the courses are offered online to students at partner universities. A transcript and certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the program.

We invite students from OU as well as students from our partner universities to join the above activities. Topics will include research connected to the UN’s SDGs, OU’s advanced research, and more.

For more details, please see the flyer and program details.
Points to Note for StudentsStudents who take the course will achieve the following three goals.

1. Gain knowledge about the advanced research of Osaka University and become motivated to do research in their field

2. Improve debating skills through discussions focusing on each course theme

3. Gain knowledge about solving societal issues
Course OutlineAnniversary Lecture Series Flyer
Anniversary Lecture Series Details
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Science
Course Teacher Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Prof. Toshio Yanagida, Prof. Takuo Dome, Prof. Yoshinori Takashima, Prof. Naoto Chatani, Prof. Kouichi Fukase, Prof. Takashi Kubo
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMay 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 31, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWhile most courses will be streamed in real time, videos on demand (VOD) will be available for viewing to account for time differences. For more detail, please see the flyer.
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series consists of three components that will introduce advanced research in various fields:

1. Osaka University 90th and Osaka University of Foreign Studies 100th Anniversary Event

2. Six lectures for each of the 11 courses (some lectures may overlap with other courses)

3. Student discussion

All the courses are offered online to students at partner universities. A transcript and certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the program.

We invite students from OU as well as students from our partner universities to join the above activities. Topics will include research connected to the UN’s SDGs, OU’s advanced research, and more.

For more details, please see the flyer and program details.
Points to Note for StudentsStudents who take the course will achieve the following three goals.

1. Gain knowledge about the advanced research of Osaka University and become motivated to do research in their field

2. Improve debating skills through discussions focusing on each course theme

3. Gain knowledge about solving societal issues
Course OutlineAnniversary Lecture Series Flyer
Anniversary Lecture Series Details
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Engineering Science
Course Teacher Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Prof. Toshio Yanagida, Prof. Takuo Dome, Prof. Masahiro Kitagawa, Prof. Takashi Mukaiyama, Prof. Keisuke Fujii, Prof. Takashi Yamamoto, Asst. Prof. Kosuke Mitarai, Prof. Hiroshi Umakoshi
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMay 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 31, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWhile most courses will be streamed in real time, videos on demand (VOD) will be available for viewing to account for time differences. For more detail, please see the flyer.
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series consists of three components that will introduce advanced research in various fields:

1. Osaka University 90th and Osaka University of Foreign Studies 100th Anniversary Event

2. Six lectures for each of the 11 courses (some lectures may overlap with other courses)

3. Student discussion

All the courses are offered online to students at partner universities. A transcript and certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the program.

We invite students from OU as well as students from our partner universities to join the above activities. Topics will include research connected to the UN’s SDGs, OU’s advanced research, and more.

For more details, please see the flyer and program details.
Points to Note for StudentsStudents who take the course will achieve the following three goals.

1. Gain knowledge about the advanced research of Osaka University and become motivated to do research in their field

2. Improve debating skills through discussions focusing on each course theme

3. Gain knowledge about solving societal issues
Course OutlineAnniversary Lecture Series Flyer
Anniversary Lecture Series Details
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Human Sciences
Course Teacher Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Prof. Toshio Yanagida, Prof. Takuo Dome, Prof. Beverley Anne Yamamoto, Asst. Prof. Rie Ogasawara, Asso. Prof. Mohacsi Gergely, Asso. Prof.Yumi Kimura
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMay 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 31, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWhile most courses will be streamed in real time, videos on demand (VOD) will be available for viewing to account for time differences. For more detail, please see the flyer.
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series consists of three components that will introduce advanced research in various fields:

1. Osaka University 90th and Osaka University of Foreign Studies 100th Anniversary Event

2. Six lectures for each of the 11 courses (some lectures may overlap with other courses)

3. Student discussion

All the courses are offered online to students at partner universities. A transcript and certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the program.

We invite students from OU as well as students from our partner universities to join the above activities. Topics will include research connected to the UN’s SDGs, OU’s advanced research, and more.

For more details, please see the flyer and program details.
Points to Note for StudentsStudents who take the course will achieve the following three goals.

1. Gain knowledge about the advanced research of Osaka University and become motivated to do research in their field

2. Improve debating skills through discussions focusing on each course theme

3. Gain knowledge about solving societal issues
Course OutlineAnniversary Lecture Series Flyer
Anniversary Lecture Series Details
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Medicine
Course Teacher Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Prof. Toshio Yanagida, Prof. Takuo Dome, Prof. Hiroyasu Iso, Prof. Atsushi Kumanogoh, Prof. Eiichi Morii, Prof. Sachihiko Kondo
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMay 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 31, 2021
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWhile most courses will be streamed in real time, videos on demand (VOD) will be available for viewing to account for time differences. For more detail, please see the flyer.
Time ZoneUTC+9
Restrictions-
Course Description The Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series consists of three components that will introduce advanced research in various fields:

1. Osaka University 90th and Osaka University of Foreign Studies 100th Anniversary Event

2. Six lectures for each of the 11 courses (some lectures may overlap with other courses)

3. Student discussion

All the courses are offered online to students at partner universities. A transcript and certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the program.

We invite students from OU as well as students from our partner universities to join the above activities. Topics will include research connected to the UN’s SDGs, OU’s advanced research, and more.

For more details, please see the flyer and program details.
Points to Note for StudentsStudents who take the course will achieve the following three goals.

1. Gain knowledge about the advanced research of Osaka University and become motivated to do research in their field

2. Improve debating skills through discussions focusing on each course theme

3. Gain knowledge about solving societal issues
Course OutlineAnniversary Lecture Series Flyer
Anniversary Lecture Series Details



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