Program for Leading Graduate Schools Forum 2019

MC: Shigeki SUGANO, Program Coordinator of the Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics

Workshop presenter: Tetsunori KOBAYASHI, Vice Program Coordinator of the Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics

  1. Registration starts at 9:30am

    @ Masaru Ibuka Auditorium
  2. 10:00am

    Opening remarks

    Prof. Shigeki SUGANO

    Chairman of the Executive Committee,
    Program Coordinator of the Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics, Waseda University (2013-2019)

    Greetings from host university

    Prof. Aiji TANAKA

    President of Waseda University

    Greetings from Higher Education Bureau, MEXT

    Mr. Yoshinori HAKUI

    Director-General of Higher Education Bureau, MEXT

    Greetings from JSPS

    Dr. Susumu SATOMI

    President of JSPS

  3. 10:30am

    Keynote speech
    Keidanren's initiatives for SDGs

    Mr. Masaya FUTAMIYA

    Chair of Keidanren Committee on Responsible Business Conduct &SDGs Promotionof Keidanren,and Director -Chairmanof Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.

    @ Masaru Ibuka Auditorium
  4. 11:00am

    Special speech
    "What we expect for the graduate of the Program for Leading graduate Schools"

    Prof. Mutsuhiro ARINOBU

    Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo

    @ Masaru Ibuka Auditorium
  5. 11:30am


  6. 6:00pm

    Closing remarks

    Prof. Koichi SUGA

    Senior Executive Vice President of Waseda University

    @ Masaru Ibuka Auditorium
  7. 6:30pm


    @ meeting room (3rd floor)

Workshop details

TIME Venue

Explanation of session goals and team activity

Masaru Ibuka Auditorium

Team activity 1

With the common task of devising solutions for achieving the assigned goal and envisioning the resulting world in 10 years, each team will hold discussions based on the preparations they made in advance and put together a presentation.
Session facilitators will lead each session and one to two team facilitators will be assigned to facilitate discussions within each team.
Meeting rooms (3rd floor)

Team presentations and Q&A by session

Each team will give a presentation and hold a Q&A within their respective sessions.
Meeting rooms (3rd floor)

Team activity 2

Based on the feedback received during the Q&A, each team will prepare materials for presentation during the plenary session. The team facilitators will submit their comments on the team activity to the session facilitators.
Meeting rooms (3rd floor)
4:00pm Break Lobby (1st floor)

Plenary session: Team presentations

Based on the discussions that took place within each session, a representative from each team will give a presentation to the entire Forum audience (Masaru Ibuka Auditorium), sending their message towards the future.
Masaru Ibuka Auditorium

Session facilitator comments

Each session facilitators will give an overview of their session, summarizing the comments of the team facilitators.
Masaru Ibuka Auditorium

※ The University Presidents’ roundtable meeting will be held behind closed doors from 12:00 to 13:30