ORF 2014 will hold its first “Future Policy Contest,” a new undertaking from this year. This contest calls for students (undergraduate and graduate students of universities in Japan) to make policy proposals for bettering society in the 22nd century.
This year’s ORF theme, “PROTO-UNIVERSITY,” was formed with the recognition for the need to think about the future of the university.
By asking students who are currently studying at universities to seriously think about improving society of the future and present their ideas, we will probably also begin to see a profile of what the university should be in the future. It is with these intentions that we hold this contest.
Students who passed the first round will make presentations and have heated discussions with the judges who are experts active in the policy field. Following, the Award of Excellence (JPY 200,000 prize money) will be awarded.
(Sat) 22nd November 2014
<Guidelines for Applicants>
Yuto Yoshida (Mayor of Yokosuka City)
Norihiko Sasaki (Chief Editor of NewsPicks)
Heizo Takenaka (Professor, Faculty of Policy Management)