The Thinktank’s Unit and Cabinet Office organized the “Integrative Knowledge Workshop at Kyushu University” on April 21st, 2023, with the aim of fostering a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts and strategic policies related to “Integrative Knowledge.”
The 6th Science, Technology, and Innovation Basic Plan has emphasized the realization of the vision for the future society of Society 5.0 by “social transformation through the convergence of knowledge”. Cabinet Office has been organizing the programs and events at various universities since 2022 in order to familiarize people with their policies, and Kyushu University with its vision of “Kyushu University Vision 2030 – Driving social change with integrative knowledge -“has been delighted to host the workshop in this time.
At the commencement of the workshop, Executive Vice President Aratono Makoto delivered the opening remarks, providing a concise introduction of Kyushu University. Additionally, Cabinet Office provided an explanation of the fundamental concepts and strategic policies related to “Convergence Knowledge”.
As examples of utilizing Integrative knowledge At Kyushu University, Associate Professor Minako Ikeda from Faculty of Design conducted a lecture titled “Vision Design of Itoshima Immunology Village.” Additionally, Professor Hisayasu Ihara and Assistant Professor Mao Kudo, also from Faculty of Design too, delivered a lecture titled “World Aquatics Championships – Fukuoka 2023: Pictogram-related.”
Continuing on, Vice President and Think Tank Unit Leader, Akira Omoto, introduced the activities of Integrated Initiative for Designing Future Society based on KYUSHU UNIVERSITY VISION 2030. Their goal is to generate Integrative knowledge necessary for solving social issues and contribute to societal transformation.
Finally, there was a Q&A session and comprehensive discussion where participants were also involved in exchanging opinions. Through the case of Kyushu University, which already has a diverse foundation for connecting various knowledge fields, such as the power of design cultivated by the Faculty of Design and achievements of interdisciplinary organizations beyond the boundaries of science and humanities, there was a lively discussion on topics such as “establishing a collaborative environment” and “nurturing talent” to promote “comprehensive knowledge.”
Thank you very much to all of you for your participation.