The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is partnering with the UN Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative to hold an e-discussion series using Facebook. The series will be held for 1 month from February 16 to March 15 and will address five themes.
1.Providing an opportunity for education to all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity (Feb. 16—Feb. 22)
2.Providing opportunities for high education (opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge required for higher education) for all people who wish to study (Feb. 23—Mar. 1)
3.Strengthening capacity-building in higher education systems (Feb. 23-Mar. 1)
4.Addressing poverty issues through education (Mar. 2-Mar. 8 )
5.Promoting sustainability through education (Mar. 9-Mar. 15)
The UN Academic Impact (AI) is an international program which connects the United Nations and institutions of higher education. Chuo University is also participating in the Academic Impact program, mainly through the Chuo University International Water Environment Science and Engineering Personnel Training Program. Through cooperation with domestic and international universities and institutions, the Chuo Water Environment program will develop and implement a unique educational curriculum that targets graduate students, including international students. Students will conduct thorough study of the customs and benefits of industry and government in Japan, and the program aims to cultivate marine environmental engineers and water treatment engineers who are high-level experts possessing an international perspective that values the history, culture and customs of all countries. Through this program, our university supports sustainable development in marine environments throughout East Asia and the world, and cultivates international professionals who are capable of proposing and implementing comprehensive and fundamental measures for improvement in this field.