Transformation of Behaviour at Universities through Efforts to Achieve the SDGs


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  • DATE / TIME:
    2023•03•29    13:00 - 17:00
    Tokyo & Online

    This event will present the outcomes and achievements of the UNU SDG–Universities Platform (SDG–UP) over the past two and a half years, and discuss how Japanese universities can contribute to society through SDGs-related initiatives. The event will be held with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

    Participation & Registration

    To participate online please register by 28 March.


    This event will be conducted in Japanese, with no interpretation provided.


    (Subject to change)

    Facilitator: Kensuke Fukushi (Academic Programme Advisor, UNU-IAS)

    13:00 Opening Remarks

    • Shinobu Yamaguchi (Chair, SDG–UP; Director, UNU-IAS)
    • Koji Kitayama (Director of International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT))

    13:10 Session 1 Toward University Management that Contributes to the Realisation of the SDGs

    14:05   Session 2 University Cooperation Certificate Program “Introduction to the UN SDGs”

    15:00   Session 3 The Significance and Challenges of THE Impact Rankings in University Evaluation

    15:55   Session 4 Achieving the SDGs through University Collaboration

    16:40   Summary

    17:00   Closing


    An event flyer is available in Japanese.


    The UNU SDG–Universities Platform (SDG–UP) was established in October 2020 to strengthen the efforts of Japanese universities as well as partnerships with stakeholders to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to communicate these efforts in Japan and the world. Thirty-two universities from across Japan have participated in monthly workshops, discussing the role and potential of Japanese universities in solving common global issues. The four working groups (i) university management, (ii) SDGs curriculum, (iii) university collaboration, and (iv) university evaluation and accountability work together to promote transformation of behaviour among stakeholders in higher education and to contribute to activities that create a sustainable future.

  • 29 March SDG-UP Symposium Flyer

    (677.7 KB PDF)