Okayama University

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Okayama University
Mailing address: 
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Hirofumi Makino
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Takuya Hasegawa
Focal point 1 - Title: 
General Affairs and Planning Department Office for University Reform
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Shinji Takahashi
Focal point 2 - Title: 
Public Relations and Information Strategy
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Okayama University has 11 Faculties, 8 Graduate schools, 3 research centers, a University Hospital and Attached schools. We have approximately 20,000 Japanese and international students, faculty, and staff.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Okayama University already took some actions as below and received a Special Award of the first Japan SDGs Award from the Government of Japan in December 2017. 1. Symposium and Workshop: How Universities as Members of Society Should be Thinking: Through the UN SDGs (31st August to 1st September 2017, together with the Science Council of Japan Young Academy) 2. First RCE Thematic Conference: Towards Achieving the SDG (5th to 7th December 2017) 3. Publishing “Select Cases in Okayama University to Promote SDGs” and identifying eight possible projects (Developing of plants adapting to climate change, Challenging global climate change, Educating students achieving SDGs, Developing the center of education, research and medicine on gender and reproduction, Contributing internationally in medical affairs, Supporting town development, Providing knowledge and solutions to secure energy, Realizing the symbiotic society)