(Dec. 1, Higashi-Senda, Registration Required) The 2nd Hiroshima University Symposium on SDGs (The 3rd Peace Lecture Marathon)

Have you ever heard of SDGs? SDGs are Sustainable Development Goals that have been adopted at the United Nations General Assembly, and 193 member countries are trying to achieve regardless of the level of the country's development. 
Local government, universities, companies, and research institutions are pouring efforts in order to achieve the 17 goals of SDGs.
Hiroshima University is also in the pursuit of SDGs under the new long-term vision "SPLENDOR PLAN 2017".

The 2nd Hiroshima University Symposium on SDGs will be held on December 1st.
Part 1 of the symposium is also the 3rd Peace Lecture Marathon, and we invite Ambassador H. Murat Merchan of Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Japan. He will give a special lecture and will be awarded the title of honorary distinguished professor.
In part 2, the invited professors from overseas will talk about the efforts on SDGs of their own institution and we will think about the future plan of under the theme of "The Nexus between Global Goals and Research Enhancement through University Reforms". This event is open to all.


Saturday, December 1st, 2018 13:00-17:30


Lecture Room M401, Higashi-Senda Innovative Research Center (Directions)
※Shuttle bus will be available between the Higashi-hiroshima campus and Senda campus.
Outward: 11:30: 2F Main entrance of Hojin-honbu-mae → 11:40: Daigaku-kaikan-mae → 12:30: Senda campus
Homeward: 17:45: Senda campus → 18:45: 2F Main entrance of Hojin-honbu-mae → 18:55: Daigaku-kaikan-mae
(Please note that the bus may be slightly delayed by the traffic conditions)   


Japanese and English (Simultaneous translation provided)


Free (Online registration from the symposium website

Organizers and etc.

Organizer:Hiroshima University Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability, Hiroshima University TAOYAKA Program for Creating a Flexible, Enduring, Peaceful Society
Co-hosted by:The Japan Association of National Universities, Hiroshima University Institute for Higher Education, and United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Endorsed by: Hiroshima Prefecture
Cooperated by:Japan International Cooperation Agency Chugoku Center


▼【Part 1】13:00-14:00
Opening Remark Mitsuo Ochi, President, Hiroshima University
Congratulatory Speech by MEXT Mitsuhiro Ikehara, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
3rd Peace Lecture Marathon
 Special Lecture: H. Murat Mercan, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
 Honorary Distinguished Professor Award Ceremony
▼【Part 2】14:20-17:30
Video Message Implementing SDGs Through Universities
Paul Shrivastava, Director, Sustainability Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
Keynote Speech 1 Achieving the SDGs - The role of Universities and research
Tahl Kestin, Research Program Manager, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
Keynote Speech 2 From Agency to Enterprise in American Higher Education
Derrick M. Anderson, Advisor to the President, Office of the President, Arizona State University
Panel Discussion The Nexus between Global Goals and Research Enhancement through University Reforms
Moderator:Shinji Kaneko (Professor, Graduate School of Int’l Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University)
- Mariko Nishizawa (Project Coordinator, Peace Promotion Project Team, Hiroshima Prefectural Government)
- Tahl Kestin
- Derrick M. Anderson
- Shinichi Kobayashi (Director, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University)
Closing Remark Yohsuke Yamamoto, Executive and Vice President for Research, Hiroshima University


Research Planning Office, Hiroshima University
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