NUT participation for Academic Impact was approved by United Nations
November 29, 2017
Nagaoka University of Technology declared a commitment for support and promotion of "Ten basic principles of United Nations Academic Impact".
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by world leaders at the United Nations. In accordance with the SDGs, NUT organized the international conference of 1st STI-Gigaku on January 2017, and more than 100 KOSEN and university students participated in it and developed discussions. Furthermore, United Nations expected the future plan of the 2nd STI-Gigaku on October 2017, and highly evaluated our activities. As a result, the participation of NUT for United Nations Academic Impact was approved on September 2017.
NUT strongly agrees United Nations activities. To support their activities, we are highly aware of a role to play in higher education institutions and promote active approaches.
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Academic Impact Principles
The United Nations Academic Impact is informed by a commitment to support and advance ten basic principles:
1. A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfil;
2. A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech;
3. A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity;
4. A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;
5. A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world;
6. A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;
7. A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education;
8. A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education;
9. A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;
10. A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the "unlearning" of intolerance, through education.
[(left) The United Nations Academic Impact logo, and (right) Certificate]