Okayama University’s Global Engagement
Okayama University uses the name "SDG University Management" to describe university management that tackles both regional and global issues in an integrated way and expresses the university’s mission for contribution to the SDGs as the core of university management.
The Okayama University Global Engagement Office (OUGEO) will promote engagement between SDG University Management and multiple stakeholders in Japan and overseas to provide new values to society.
Diagram of SDG University Management with global engagement strategies
As a university for the promotion of the SDGs, we will contribute to stabilizing our management base and enhancing our international presence by strengthening our research capabilities.
Engage in research and analysis, conduct interactions with mainly with foreign institutions, and coordinate with the university.
Strengthen direct cooperation with various international organizations, e.g., UESCO, UNU, UNCTAD, UPEACE, and UNFPA.
Match Okayama University's research and education resources to priority issues in the international community.
Search for and communicate with overseas universities suitable for global alliances and strengthen inter-university networks.
The concept of this design is derived from nature—
that is, the relationship between the Sun and the Earth. Light from the activities of OUGEO energizes the water and earth. This energy produces growth like a plant that blooms by producing many buds.
SDGs at Okayama University
On February 28, 2018, Okayama University established the Okayama University SDGs Promotion Headquarters with the aim of promoting university management from the perspective of achieving the SDGs and promoting initiatives to build more integrated partnerships with the local community and the international community. As a long-term vision for 2030, the target year of the SDGs, Okayama University announced, “As a research university that pursues sustainability and wellbeing, we will create new value for the world and region through human resource development and social innovation and realize the creation of the International Academic Center of Okayama which is rich in sustainability and inclusion, through collaboration with diverse stakeholders."