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Senior Vice President for Global Engagement Strategy
Chairholder, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Chair in Research and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Earth Charter International (ECI), ECI Council member (United Nations-mandated University for Peace : UPEACE) In April 2020, the Okayama University Office of Global Engagement (OUGEO) was established in a bid to commit to the Okayama University global engagement strategy and to support seamless interaction and coordination of the activities of the Vice President for Global Engagement Strategy; Okayama University as the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization chair institution in Asia's first "Research and Education for Sustainable Development"; and the Institute of Global Human Resource Development. OUGEO is positioned as a core organization for global engagement of SDG University Management, which is Okayama University's framework for university-wide efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
OUGEO will push forward with its global engagement strategy, which applies and expands the resources of the university’s education and research as well as those of the local community to global-scale issues in order to mutually collaborate with various stakeholders, including international organizations, for the realization of human welfare and planetary health. This strategy aims to make valuable assets of the strengths and characteristics of the university and local community and to drive the university as a global gateway to the region through direct collaboration with like-minded international organizations.
OUGEO, as part of a leading world class university, will act as an engine that links SDG University Management with global engagement strategies to promote education, research, and social engagement services that contribute toward the realization of a decarbonized society, a circular economy, and a decentralized society through partnership projects.