UNESCO Chair in Research and Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO Chair in Research and Education for Sustainable Development
UNESCO Chair in HE
Year of foundation: 
2007
Member since: 
04/03/2022
UNESCO Chair in Research and Education for Sustainable Development
Parent Institution's name (english translation): 
Okayama University

Contact

Institutional postal address: 
1 Chome-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kita Ward 700-8530
Region: 
Asia and The Pacific
Country: 
Japan
City: 
Okayama

Mision / Vision

The UNESCO Chair at Okayama University was approved by UNESCO in April 2007 and has been carrying out activities in cooperation with educational and research institutes and government organizations in and outside Japan for the purpose of promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at higher education institutions.

Goals

  • Foster experts who will contribute to creating a sustainable society on a global level.
  • Foster experts who will get engaged in the activity to create a sustainable society in local level.
  • Reorient the curriculum of Okayama University to contribute to building a sustainable society.
  • Undertake practical education to transfer knowledge and technology through inter-university cooperation.

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government