Inter-cultural dialogue and understanding -- unlearning intolerance

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Rio de Janeiro State University
Mailing address: 
Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 - Maracanâ
Telephone: 
+ 55 21 2334-2181
Email: 
sr3.uerj@gmail.com
Website: 
www.uerj.br
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Ruy Garcia Marques
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Rector
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
reitoria@uerj.br
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Elaine Ferreira Torres
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Pro-Rector for Extension and Culture
Focal point 1 - Email: 
eftorres.uerj@gmail.com
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Associate Professor
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Ricardo Brandao Oliveria
Focal point 2 - Email: 
gvruerj@gmail.com
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Maria Georgina Muniz Washington
Focal point 3 - Email: 
ricardobrandao.rj@gmail.com
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Rio de Janeiro State University, UERJ, founded in 1950, is one of the main public institutions at the higher education sector in Brazil. It is the major state university in the State of Rio de Janeiro and provides academic services not only in the city of Rio de Janeiro, but also in six others campi located in São Gonçalo, Ilha Grande, Duque de Caxias, Teresópolis, Nova Friburgo, and Resende. The University offers a variety of high quality undergraduate and graduate degrees, research excellence and programs highly relevant to strategic, social, economic and cultural areas.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
UERJ carries out its activities based on the democratic principles of ethics, justice and equality. The University’s concern for social responsibility led it to pioneer inclusive programs for vulnerable groups, aiming at reducing social inequality and promoting welfare. The University has more than 1,600 internship agreements with companies and government agencies, offers about 2,300 internal scholarships every year and more than 6,000 scholarships for students from affirmative action programs.

Universite Kofi Annan de Guinee

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Kofi Annan University of Guinea
Mailing address: 
contact@univ-kag.education
Telephone: 
622215250
Email: 
drokaba@gmail.com
Website: 
www.univ-kag.education
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Ousmane Kaba
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
President
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
drokaba@gmail.com
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Gouadain Daniel
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Chancellor
Focal point 1 - Email: 
da.gouadain@laposte.net
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Chief of Staff
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Kodom Julien
Focal point 2 - Email: 
imconte@yahoo.fr
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Ibrahima Moriah Conte
Focal point 3 - Email: 
kmolong@yahoo.fr
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Multidisciplinary University comprising seven Faculties / School / Institute, and gathering 6000 students in 2017-18 , in the following main disciplines: - Medicine and Pharmacy: - Engineering; - Economics and Management ; - Law and political sciences; - Letters and Human Sciences. - Professional training.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Kofi Annan University of Guinea is the only multidisciplinary higher education institution in the country. To enable the development of inter-cultural dialogue, it has set up a "House of Languages", where German, English, Chinese, French and an African alphabet (N'ko) are taught. Human Rights courses are included in the courses of the Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences.

Phoenicia University

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Phoenicia University
Mailing address: 
Phoenicia University Main Campus District Of Zahrani South Lebanon P.O. Box: 11-7790,
Telephone: 
+9617420720 ext. 1030
Email: 
studentaffairs@pu.edu.lb
Website: 
www.pu.edu.lb
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Imad Zbib
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
President
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
imad.zbib@pu.edu.lb
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Hayyan Assi
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Director or Enrollment
Focal point 1 - Email: 
hayyan.assi@pu.edu.lb
Focal point 2 - Email: 
mohamad.touffaha@pu.edu.lb
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Mohammed Touffaha
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Phoenicia University (PU) is a non-profit comprehensive teaching institution committed to providing academic excellence to a diverse student body. PU provides an outstanding level of education that prizes innovation in teaching, thus preparing new generations of students to emerge as leaders in their chosen fields, and who will go on to give back to society and build a better future for Lebanon and the region. This outstanding level of education is provided by faculty staff and overseen by deans who have been selected for their distinguished academic backgrounds and international expertise.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
With its comprehensive financial aid and scholarship programs, Phoenicia University makes sure that qualified students can pursue an outstanding university education, regardless of their financial situation.This fits with PU’s aim to create greater access to learning for all, and to develop the leaders of tomorrow, who, as PU alumni, will give back to society through their chosen career paths. In 2017, 83% of PU students benefited from financial aid. PU also recently launched "The Achievers", a new university scholarship program for people with special needs.

Universidad de Los Andes

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
University of Los Andes
Mailing address: 
uladiori@gmail.com
Telephone: 
+58 240 1111
Email: 
uladiori@gmail.com
Website: 
http://www.ula.ve/
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Nancy Rivas
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Director of Interinstitutional Affairs
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
nancyrivasp3289@gmail.com
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Human Rights
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Human Rights Observatory
Focal point 1 - Email: 
maydahocevar@gmail.com
Focal point 2 - Email: 
noheliaparra@gmail.com
Focal point 2 - Name: 
UN Model
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The University of Los Andes is a higher studies institution located in the first positions in national and international educational rankings. Its structure is divided into different organs: the Rectorate, the Vice-administrative Rectorate, the Vice-academic Rectorate and the different faculties that compose it. Apart from these offices, the University has several other dependences related to developing research in many fields, such as sciences, engineering, political, social, economic and human studies, and medicine, among others.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
UN models, workshops and Diplomas in Human Rights, Conferences in Interculturality, Conferences in Susteinable Development, among other academic activities that are relevant for the UNAI principles.

Universidad Austral de Chile

Mailing address: 
Yungay 809. Prorrectoría - Universidad Austral de Chile. Unidad de Relaciones Internacionales. Valdivia. Chile.
Telephone: 
+56 63 2 29 37 09
Email: 
asuntos.internacionales@uach.cl
Website: 
http://international.uach.cl/
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Oscar Galindo
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Rector
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
rectoria@uach.cl
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Mario Calvo
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Vice-rector
Focal point 1 - Email: 
prorector1@uach.cl
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Head of International Agreements and Cooperation
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Cristina Eftimie
Focal point 2 - Email: 
direccion_uri@uach.cl
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Maite Castro
Focal point 3 - Email: 
asuntos.internacionales@uach.cl
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
UACh is the largest and oldest university of Southern Chile. At present, UACh represents the most important knowledge engine and research and education core for the regional development. The university’s growth has constantly been inspired by its initially settled values “knowledge and nature”.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Regionalism, decentralization and even opportunities for citizenship in core and peripheral regions (1), education opportunity for all (2), fighting poverty through education (3), inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, particularly integration and respect to indigenous minorities rights (4) and sustainability (5) are the five most represented UN principles within UACh. The university is based in the South of Chile, with campuses along Chilean Patagonia covering four important cities and their surroundings: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt and Coyhaique.

Okayama University

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Okayama University
Mailing address: 
1-1-1Tsushima-naka,Kita-ku,Okayama
Telephone: 
+81-86-251-7754
Email: 
kaikaku@adm.okayama-u.ac.jp
Website: 
https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/index_e.html
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Hirofumi Makino
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
President
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
makino@md.okayama-u.ac.jp
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Takuya Hasegawa
Focal point 1 - Title: 
General Affairs and Planning Department Office for University Reform
Focal point 1 - Email: 
kaikaku@adm.okayama-u.ac.jp
Focal point 2 - Email: 
www-adm@adm.okayama-u.ac.jp
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Shinji Takahashi
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 c

Universidad Católica Andres Bello

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Andres Bello Catholic University
Mailing address: 
Av Teheran. Urbanización Montalban. Parroquia La Vega. Municipio Libertador. Caracas, Distrito Capitañ
Telephone: 
+582124076061
Email: 
globalucab@gmail.com
Website: 
www.ucab.edu.ve
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Francisco José Virtuoso Arrieta, S.J.
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Rector (President)
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
fjvirtuoso@ucab.edu.ve
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Gustavo Peña Torbay
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Academic Vicerrector
Focal point 1 - Email: 
gpena@ucab.edu.ve
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Identity, student development and social extension Vicerector
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Nestor Luis Luengo
Focal point 2 - Email: 
lsanchez@ucab.edu.ve
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Lizbeth Sanchez Meneses
Focal point 3 - Email: 
nluengo@ucab.edu.ve
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA ANDRÉS BELLO (UCAB) is a higher education institution founded in Caracas the 24th of October 1953 by the Society of Jesus. FACILITIES UCAB MONTALBAN: Main campus of the university is located at the southwestern limit of the Caracas Valley at Montalban. The campus has 310,000 square meters of which 75,000 are dedicated to classrooms, laboratories, computer labs, library, auditorium, sports facilities, food fairs, coffee shops, administration services and parking, and 35,000 square meters of green areas and path walks.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
To offer a higher education opportunity for every interested individual UCAB has a scholarship fund that beneficiates the 30% of its student population. To fighting poverty through education UCAB has the COMMUNITY CENTER PADRE MANUEL AGUIRRE S.J: Just across the UCAB main campus, several organizations’ coexist aiming to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of less favored neighboring communities.

Nepal School of Social Work

Mailing address: 
Sahayoginagar, kharibot microbus station, Koteshwor Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: 
+977-9841872169, +977-9840268034
Email: 
infoncds2007@gmail.com
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/Nepal-College-of-Development-Studies-130196087662584/
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Dill Ram Adhikari
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Principal
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
adhikaridr50@gmail.com
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Umesh Shrestha
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Director, Field Work and Community Engagement
Focal point 1 - Email: 
shresthaumesh2009@gmail.com
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Director, International Relations
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Sanjeev Dahal
Focal point 2 - Email: 
anjuregmi777@gmail.com
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Anju Regmi
Focal point 3 - Email: 
dahalsanjeev@gmail.com
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Nepal School of Social Work (NSSW) is a not-for-profit registered in 2018. It has undertaken the management of Nepal College of Development Studies offering a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Rural Development Degree affiliated to Tribhuvan University-Nepal's oldest, biggest and most recognized University. Nepal School of Social Work is committed to making an impact in the Social Work Education in Nepal and has the objective of providing social work academics and students unparalleled exposure, training and opportunities.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Awareness on Earthquake risk reduction and reconstruction through community theater and puppet show in Sindupalchowk (earthquake affected area)-https://youtu.be/DGDd8P2RPT4 Marking of International Women’s Day -the program aimed to create awareness targeting men and women for the eradication of domestic violence, gender discrimination and sexual harassment, through the use of drama, dance and songs. Students intended to empower women as well as educate men to play vital roles for gender equality.

European Law and Governance School

Mailing address: 
Achaiou 16, Kolonaki, 10675
Telephone: 
+302113110671
Email: 
info@elgs.eu
Website: 
www.elgs.eu
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Andreas Pottakis
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Provost of Postgraduate Studies
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
apottakis@elgs.eu
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Vassilis Hatzopoulos
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Provost of Undergraduate Studies
Focal point 1 - Email: 
vhatzopoulos@elgs.eu
Focal point 2 - Email: 
cnovak@eplo.int
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Cheryl Novak
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The European Law and Governance School (ELGS) is an international university school offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in the English language in the greater fields of European law and governance studies. The mission of the school is to offer excellence in education in the fields of European law and governance and to provide students with knowledge and skills that can be transferred across borders.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
The ELGS is committed to fulfilling the principles of United Nations Academic Impact, which manifests itself in the majority of its and the EPLO's institutional activities. In regard to capacity building in the higher education system, the ELGS and EPLO are committed to promoting relationships with universities, institutions and organizations throughout the world and using these relationships to exchange knowledge and skills related to law and governance.

Universidade Católica de Moçambique

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Catholic University of Mozambique
Mailing address: 
reitoria@ucm.ac.mz
Telephone: 
23 312 835
Email: 
reitoria@ucm.ac.mz
Website: 
http://www.ucm.ac.mz
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Alberto Ferreira
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Rector
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
reitor@ucm.ac.mz
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Fernando Canastra
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Vice Rector
Focal point 1 - Email: 
fcanastra@ucm.ac.mz
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Vice Rector
Focal point 3 - Name: 
Armindo tambo
Focal point 2 - Email: 
rsapato@ucm.ac.mz
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Rafael Sapato
Focal point 3 - Email: 
atambo@ucm.ac.mz
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The University Council of the UCM is composed of ordinary members, elected, and may have extraordinary members. a) The Chancellor; b) The Rector; c) The Vice-Rector, or Vice-Rectors d) The members of the Episcopal Commission for the Catholic University of Mozambique, namely the President of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique, the President of the Episcopal Commission for Catholic Education, the Archbishops and Bishops in whose ecclesiastical circumscriptions are functioning basic units of the UCM or extensions of these; e) The Major Superiors of Institutes that have the responsibility
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
UCM has been developing a program of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender and HIV/AIDS and is now running for its 10th year of experience. During this period, UCM introduced these aspects into its policies, curriculum and a continuous and regular extracurricular awareness program.