Practical Activities


Students’ practical activities

Program students plan and conduct own practical activities along with their research themes (Please see curriculum for more information of categories of practical curriculum). Some of such activities are introduced by program students here:

Collaboration of Program students

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Activityies by the GSS program

The GSS program itself also provides several practical activities. Some of them are introduced here.




Title: Industry-University Collaboration X Future of Resilience Workshop “Designing Resilience-based Projects: for Innovation of Safety & Security”
Aim: Committing to dialogues by overcoming differences in backgrounds and expertise with the focus on problem-solving approach based on “resilience”
Venue: Higashi-Ichijokan, Kyoto University
Date: Thursday March 3 2016
Summary: Participants: GSS students/ People in Business or Non-profit Organizations/ GSS faculties
GSS held Industry-University Collaboration X Future of Resilience Workshop “Designing Resilience-based Projects -for Innovation of Safety & Security-” with Taisei Corporation and others on March 3rd. The workshop aimed to create new problem-solving-focused projects for safety and security through collaborations by overcoming differences in backgrounds and expertise among students and business people outside Kyoto University. Overall, 50 people including business people and GSS students/faculties joined the event.
First, Mr. Shinji Ono from Taisei Corporation and I provided inspirational sessions for “resilience”, and then with the ideas from the sessions, participants engaged in a series of group dialogues proactively and constructively to seek how to design social innovation for safety and security with resilience.
Participants seemed they found significance of problem solving-focused dialogues beyond boundaries, and a few people provided me with positive comments, such as a person who said “ I would like to apply this approach to daily activities”. It was impressive to see GSS students initiated dialogues by utilizing leadership or communication capabilities they have cultivated through the GSS Program, and I saw a great possibility for their future roles. (Author: Mika Shimizu, associate professor)
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Title: Human Security: Summer International Academic Exchange at International Institutions
Purpose: 1. Presentation of students’ academic and practical activities, and exchanges of experiences and knowledges regarding human security
2. Learning about international organizations’ purposes, actitivies, and systems, and discussion of experiences on students’ activities in real world
Visits: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
World Meteorological Organization
World Health Organization
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The International Labour Organization
The Global Fund
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
The Tavistock Clinic
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
University College London, Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Period: Friday September 12 2014 – Thursday September 25 2014
Report: GIAE2014 (The file is opened on