The Organization for Local Collaboration Networking was created in April 2017 to play a leading role in local collaborative activities, address local issues, and serve as a hub for collaboration in the community.
Based on the three concepts of Yokohama National University’s local strategy (to be trusted by the community, to be supported by the community, and to support the development of the community), we will strive to utilize our research and educational capacities as a university to promote local collaborative activities for the benefit of the community.
The Organization for Local Collaboration Networking connects each discipline at the university with the local communities, making use of our achievements and human networks that have been fostered through initiatives such as the local practical educational and research projects conducted over more than ten years at the Global-Local Education and Research Center, and at the Next Urban Lab (launched in 2017).
Starting in April 2020, the new Education and Research Center for Economic Growth Strategy has been made the center in the Organization for Local Collaboration Networking.
Next Urban Lab is a way for us at Yokohama National University to carry out teaching, research, and practical work with a focus on the fields of Yokohama and the Kanagawa region, and present the results widely.
Our goal is to construct a regional knowledge base that draws on the special appeal of Yokohama and the Kanagawa region by working with local residents, administrations, companies, NPOs, and more.
Comprehensive Partnership Agreements
Hodogaya Ward (Yokohama), Yokohama City (Kanagawa), Kanagawa Prefecture, Hakone Town (Kanagawa), Minamiashigara City (Kanagawa)
Urban Renaissance Agency (East Japan Rental Housing Office)
Sotetsu Holdings Inc., Fuji Zerox Co., Ltd.
Organization for Local Collaboration Networking