Transformation of Behaviour at Universities through Efforts to Achieve the SDGs

UNU-IAS will organise an event to present the outcomes and achievements of SDG–UP and discuss how Japanese universities can contribute to society.

- Asia/Tokyo

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.

Participation & Registration

To participate online please register by 24 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.