Inter-cultural dialogue and understanding -- unlearning intolerance

Presidency University , Bangaluru

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Presidency University, Bangaluru
Mailing address: 
Itgalpur Rajanakunte, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Telephone: 
+9180-23093500
Email: 
info@presidencyuniversity.in
Website: 
www.presidencyuniversity.in
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Mr Nissar Ahmed
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Chancellor
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
nissar@presidency.edu.in
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Prof. Dr. Radha Padmanabhan
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Vice Chancellor
Focal point 1 - Email: 
vicechancellor@presidencyuniversity.in
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Sr. Prof. ( Chancellor Office ) and Member of Academic Council
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Prof. Soman Nambiar
Focal point 2 - Email: 
registrar@presidencyuniversity.in
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Mr. A. Abdul Bari
Focal point 3 - Email: 
soman@presidency.edu.in
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Presidency University has been established by an Act of State Legislature of Karnataka as a Private University and is empowered to award full time regular degrees ( UG & PG level) as specified U/S 22 of the UGC Act. At present, more than 50 Programs are offered by Presidency University under School of Engineering , School of Law, School of Commerce School of Liberal Arts and School of Design, both at Under Graduate level as well as Post Graduate Level.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Capacity Building in Higher Education, Education Opportunity for all, Global Citizenship, Higher Education Opportunity for every interested individual, Inter- Cultural dialogue and understanding, Sustainability in higher Education.

Paul Smith's College

Mailing address: 
7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Telephone: 
+1-518-327-6386
Email: 
kcerialo@paulsmiths.edu
Website: 
www.paulsmiths.edu
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Cathy Dove
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
College President
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
cdove@paulsmiths.edu
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Kelly Cerialo
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Director of Paul Smith's College's Global Center for Rural Communities
Focal point 1 - Email: 
kcerialo@paulsmiths.edu
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Department Chair - Business and Hospitality
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Joseph Conto
Focal point 2 - Email: 
eholmlund@paulsmiths.edu
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Eric Holmlund
Focal point 3 - Email: 
jconto@paulsmiths.edu
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Paul Smith's College is a private college located in Paul Smiths, New York. It is the only four-year institution of higher education in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park in upstate New York and focuses on innovative experiential education. Paul Smith's College offers 7 Associate's Degree programs and 18 Bachelor's Degrees and launched its first Master's Degree Program in Natural Resource Conservation Management in Fall 2019.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
•. Paul Smith's College Professor Kelly Cerialo is the co-chair of the UNESCO Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve and on the steering committee for the US UNESCO Man and Biosphere Network.

Igdir University

Mailing address: 
Iğdır University, Şehit Bulent Yurtseven Campus, Igdir/ Turkey 76000
Telephone: 
+90 476 223 0010
Email: 
selahattin.celebi@igdir.edu.tr
Website: 
http://www.igdir.edu.tr/home
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Mehmet Alma
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Rector
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
mhakki.alma@igdir.edu.tr
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Mehmet Alma
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Rector
Focal point 1 - Email: 
mhakki.alma@igdir.edu.tr
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Erasmus Coordinator
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Seda Özdemir
Focal point 2 - Email: 
selahattin.celebi@igdir.edu.tr
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Selahattin Celebi
Focal point 3 - Email: 
seda.ozdemir@igdir.edu.tr
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The university’s academic programs are organized into faculties and divisions. Our departments, colleges, and centres and institutes provide further support for study and research into focused areas. There are three graduate schools, seven faculties and six colleges in the Igdir University. The University’s Academic Governance Structure is headed by the Senate. The Senate is the academic authority of the University which is responsible for promoting the academic work of the University in teaching, learning, and research and enterprise.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Our university provides an environment for intercultural dialogue having many students coming from different countries. By means of Erasmus and Mevlana Exchange programme, we have incoming and outgoing students and researchers. We also organize many conferences and congresses to promote the human rights, peace and prosperity of the people . We are willing to cooperate with national and international research and educational institutions. One of our priorities is to give higher education opportunity for interested individual.

St. Albert's College (Autonomous)

Mailing address: 
Banerji Road, Kochi, Kerala
Telephone: 
9020301030
Email: 
antonyarackal@alberts.edu.in
Website: 
www.alberts.edu.in
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Antony Vacko Arackal
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Chairman
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
antonyarackal@alberts.edu.in
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Sabu M C
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Dean, Resource Mobilization
Focal point 1 - Email: 
sabuchacko@alberts.edu.in
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Dean, Quality Assurance
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Nisha Thomji Varghese
Focal point 2 - Email: 
gfernandez@aim.edu.in
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Geo Jos Fernandez
Focal point 3 - Email: 
nishathomji@alberts.edu.in
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
St. Albert's College is an autonomous College accredited by NAAC and UGC.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Awareness of Human Rights to the students as well as communities around. Involvement of Village Adoption Scheme of the Indian Government. We have adopted 7 villages around our institution. CRG - Conservation Research Group of our college is one of the Top Ten Colleges in the World working to conserve endangered species https://www.thebestcolleges.org/10-colleges-saving-our-endangered-species/ Research on ethnic communities in Kerala etc.

Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Federal Rural University of Pernambuco
Mailing address: 
Rua Dom Manuel de Medeiros, s/n, Dois Irmãos - CEP: 52.171-900 - Recife -PE
Telephone: 
+55 81 3320 6010
Email: 
intercoop.reitoria@ufrpe.br
Website: 
www.ufrpe.br
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Maria José de Sena
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Rector
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
maria.jsena3@ufrpe.br
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Anísio Francisco Soares
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Coordinator for International Programs
Focal point 1 - Email: 
anisio.soares@ufrpe.br
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Interpreter
Focal point 3 - Name: 
João Marques de Almeida
Focal point 2 - Email: 
geyza.lustosa@ufrpe.br
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Geyza Leyde Camello Lustusa
Focal point 3 - Email: 
joao.malmeida@ufrpe.br
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Since 1912, UFRPE has been building its tradition in teaching, extension and research in the State of Pernambuco, and in Brazil.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Since its creation in 1912, UFRPE has been involved very strongly in outreach activities, throughout the years our Institution has been developing projects that align perfectly with UN’s principles. We can provide, upon request a document listing every project at the University and its alignment with the SDGs.

Vimala College (Autonomous)

Mailing address: 
Vimala College (Autonomous), Engineering College P. O., Thrissur - 680009, Kerala, India
Telephone: 
00914872332080
Email: 
mail@vimalacollege.edu.in
Website: 
www.vimalacollege.edu.in
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Beena Jose
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Principal
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
drbeenajose@vimalacollege.edu.in
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Maya Davi Chalissery
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Assistant Professor
Focal point 1 - Email: 
mayachalissery@vimalacollege.edu.in
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Assistant Professor
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Jiji Abraham
Focal point 2 - Email: 
harishjose@vimalacollege.edu.in
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Harish Jose
Focal point 3 - Email: 
jijiabraham@vimalacollege.edu.in
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Vimala College (Autonomous) Thrissur, affiliated to the University of Calicut is a government aided Arts, Science and Commerce College established in 1967. Ever since its inception, the Institution has been in the forefront of higher education in the State. The Institution offers 16 Under Graduate programmes (14 Aided, 2 Self Financing), 13 Post Graduate programmes (6 Aided, 7 Self Financing), and is a Centre for Research in English, Commerce, Physics, Social Work and Economics. It also offers two PG Diplomas and an advanced diploma programme.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
The reservation policy of the central and state governments that seek to ensure fair and equal opportunity for students belonging to every community is meticulously followed by the College. Apart from the regular academic curriculum prescribed by the University, Vimala offers various programmes such as Add On Certificate Courses and coaching or training classes in various aspects aimed at enhancing the employability skills and extra-curricular skills of students.

Sister Nivedita University

Mailing address: 
DG 1/2, Action Area - 1, New Town, Kolkata, West Bengal -700156
Telephone: 
+91-33- 66382029
Email: 
registrar@snuniv.ac.in
Website: 
https://snuniv.ac.in/
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Prof. Ashoke Ranjan Thakur
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Vice Chancellor
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
vc@snuniv.ac.in
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Prof. Suman Chatterjee
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Registrar
Focal point 1 - Email: 
registrar@snuniv.ac.in
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Ms. Sangeeta Banik
Focal point 2 - Email: 
mousumi.b@snuniv.ac.in
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Prof. Mousumi Bhattacharyya
Focal point 3 - Email: 
sangeetaa.b@snuniv.ac.in
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Sister Nivedita University was established through the Sister Nivedita University Act, 2017 (West Bengal Act, 2017) that was published in the official gazette of the Government of West Bengal vide notification No. 25-L, dated January 9, 2018.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Some activities in the recent past: (1) Sustainability & Capacity Building - With support from Sister Nivedita University, New Town, Kolkata & British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata, eastern India region presented the YOUNG THINKERS’ CONFERENCE, 2018 titled “UK, West Bengal & Eastern India – Shared Prosperity for a Shared Future”, focusing on the role of West Bengal and Eastern India as a trade and investment hub in South Asia, and the potential cooperation with the UK on education, skills, technology and entrepreneurship on 11th August 2018. (2) Adoption of village - Sister Niv

Kyoto University of Art & Design

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Kyoto University of Art & Design
Mailing address: 
2-116 Uryuyama Kitashirakawa Sakyo-ku Kyoto 606-8271 Japan
Telephone: 
+81-75-075-791-8065
Email: 
liaison@office.kyoto-art.ac.jp
Website: 
https://www.kyoto-art.ac.jp/en/
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Kazuo Oike
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
President
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
hishoka@office.kyoto-art.ac.jp
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Tomohiro Okamoto
Focal point 1 - Title: 
clerk
Focal point 1 - Email: 
t-okamoto@office.kyoto-art.ac.jp
Focal point 3 - Title: 
professor
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Aiko Hirai
Focal point 2 - Email: 
m-kawamukai@kuad.kyoto-art.ac.jp
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Masaaki Kawamukai
Focal point 3 - Email: 
hirai@kuad.kyoto-art.ac.jp
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
We have 13 departments and 21 courses. We are one of the leading art universities in Japan. It is the largest number of students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate schools (including online course). We are located in the northeastern part of Kyoto-city, and is close to historical heritage such as Ginkakuji Temple, Manshuin Temple, Shisendo and Shugakuin. We covers a wide range of art and design fields, such as graphic design, animation, comic, character design, movies, fashion, jewelry, interior, architecture, landscape, theater, and fine arts.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Mr. Tomokiyo Tanaka who is the head of the SDGs Promotion Office gave a speech at a UN conference in June, 2019. And one of our students who study comic, made this story manga-coming and expressed not only internally also externally. Her manga-comic made many students to know about the SDGs and our activity about SDGs.

Josai International University

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Josai International University
Mailing address: 
1 Gumyo, Togane-shi Chiba-ken 283-8555, Japan
Telephone: 
81-475-55-8800
Email: 
gakumu@jiu.ac.jp
Website: 
https://www.jiu.ac.jp/
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Kenji Sugibayashi
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
President
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
gakumu@jiu.ac.jp
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Tomohiko Yoshida
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Vice President
Focal point 1 - Email: 
cie@jiu.ac.jp
Focal point 2 - Email: 
bahau3sp@jiu.ac.jp
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Simon Peter Bahau
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Josai International University is comprised of eight faculties (Faculty of Management and Information Studies, Faculty of International Humanities, Faculty of Social Work Studies, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Media Studies, Faculty of Tourism, Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Nursing) and six graduate schools (Graduate School of Humanities, Graduate School of Management and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Social Work Studies, Graduate School of Business Design, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of International Adminis
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Josai International University prides itself and has a “commitment to forming the characters of young people with dreams and noble visions of working for the benefit of both local and international communities”, and it implements international education for cultivation of the abilities to understand diversity, coexistence and collaboration. In particular, students are encouraged to develop practical communication skills in English and second languages.

Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco - UNIVASF

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Federal University of The São Francisco's Valley
Mailing address: 
UNIVASF - Campus Sede, Av. José de Sá Maniçoba, S/N, Centro, Petrolina, PE, Brasil CEP: 56.304-205
Telephone: 
+558721016845
Email: 
arii.gr@univasf.edu.br
Website: 
www.portais.univasf.edu.br
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Julianeli Tolentino de Lima
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
PhD/Rector
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
julianeli.lima@univasf.edu.br
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Telio Nobre Leite
Focal point 1 - Title: 
PhD
Focal point 1 - Email: 
telio.leite@univasf.edu.br
Focal point 2 - Email: 
jackson.guedes@univasf.edu.br
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Jackson roberto Guedes da Silva Almeida
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
UNIVASF is an institution linked to the Ministry of Education of Brazil that was created by Law no. 10473 of June 27, 2002, starting to work two years latter. It is headquartered in Petrolina, State of Pernambuco, a city located 750 km away of The Atlantic coast and presenting the northeastern semiarid and The São Francisco's Valley as a reference framework. It is currently set up in a seven-campi structure which are distributed in the states of Pernambuco, Bahia and Piauí.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
UNIVASF location is historically delayed in terms of human development indicators such that in its 15 working years it has changed the destine of hundreds of Young persons who lived very far from the cities that hosted the main Universities in Brazil. Poverty is still a remarkable feature, however, due to the hard-living condition in such lands where the anual mean level of rain does not reach 10 mm and Education is certainly the best instrument UNIVASF offers to get along with this.