2022 Kobe University Winter Study Program will be held


The Kobe University Study Program is provided by the Program Coordination Section of the Kobe University Center for International Education. This program is designed to give overseas undergraduates and postgraduates who are interested in studying in Japan an opportunity to learn about Japanese history and culture, Kobe University’s education, and the Kobe and Kansai regions. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2022 winter program will also take place online.

Held in conjunction with Kobe University’s SDGs Promotion Office, the 2022 winter program will feature a lecture series consisting of six real-time lectures on the theme of Sustainable Development Goals. It will be held over a period of almost two weeks from February 16, 2022 (Wed) to February 28, 2022 (Mon). At Kobe University, we build upon our successes in interdisciplinary projects, which transcend the boundaries between the sciences and humanities, and our achievements in new academic realms. We are committed to creating knowledge and new values to address the challenges facing our society. Through this winter program, we hope to share our education experiences and SDGs missions while communicating our achievements to the academic community both at home and abroad.

We very much look forward to your participation in the program!

1. Participant Eligiblity

・Undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in studying in Japan
・Students of Kobe University who are interested in SDGs

2. Event Dates and Contents

・All lectures will be given in English
・Participants will not receive a certificate for completing this program.


International cooperation experienced: A personal view
Professor UMEYA Kiyoshi(Graduate School of Intercultural Studies)
16 February (Wed) 13:00-14:30(JST)


HIV/AIDS research in collaboration with Asian countries
Professor KAMEOKA Masanori(Graduate School of Health Sciences)
21 February (Mon) 13:00-14:30(JST)


Economics of clean energy
Professor TAKEUCHI Kenji(Graduate School of Economics)
22 February (Tue) 13:00-14:30(JST)


Development of an agricultural information system to adapt to changing climates
Associate Professor NAGANO Takanori (Graduate School of Agricultural Science) /td>
24 February (Thu) 17:00-18:30(JST)


Disaster communication
Professor ALEXANDER Ronni(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)
25 February (Fri) 11:00-12:30(JST)


Livable cities and placemaking
Associate Professor TSUKIHASHI Osamu(Graduate School of Engineering)
28 February (Mon) 13:00-14:30(JST)

3. Participation Fee

Free of charge

4. Application

*Application for all lectures is closed.

Students from Other Universities

Please click the Entry Form below and fill out the required information.
Invitations will be sent to accepted applicants by email.

Kobe University Students

Please email the Program Coordination Section of the Center for International Education.
Please enter: “Application for Winter Program” in the email subject line.
E-mail: cie-kobestp[at]edu.kobe-u.ac.jp
*Please replace [at] with @ when sending an email.

Application Deadlines
The deadline is 3 days before the date of each lecture; you may apply for and attend multiple lectures.
Note: Each lecture accepts up to 150 participants. Applications for each lecture will close when the limit is reached.

5. Enquiries

For enquiries about this program, please contact the Program Coordination Section, Center for International Education, Kobe University.

E-mail: cie-kobestp[at]edu.kobe-u.ac.jp
*Please replace [at] with @ when sending an email.