2023-09-14, 09:40– (Asia/Tokyo), Terrsa Hall A
Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) has been promoting SDGs activities and NUT was appointed as the global hub university of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for SDG9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) for two consecutive terms, as a model university for innovative efforts related to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). In 2019, the Office for the Promotion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was established in order to promote the university's activities toward the achievement of the SDGs in a comprehensive and effective manner through close cooperation with internal and external organizations. The following year, a student organization was established to encourage students to think freely about public relations activities and events to promote the SDGs, as well as initiatives to further build momentum for SDG promotion on campus, together with our faculty and staff members.
The student organization member “Student SDGs Promoter” was appointed by president. As a member of the first SDGs promoters, a total of 13 diverse students were appointed, consisting of four Japanese students and nine international students in a wide range of ages, from undergraduate students to students with a fulltime job. In September 2020, appointment ceremony for Student SDGs Promoter was held in a hybrid format considering the students who could not come to Japan due to the COVID-19 disaster. Currently, 28 students are enrolled as SDGs Promoters and involved in various SDG activities. In order to deepen children's understanding of the SDGs while having fun, SDG education materials and games developed by our university are introduced free of charge on our website. Through these content, the SDGs promoter organizes events, and event participants are given the opportunity to explain about a sustainable society and learn about the SDGs.
As the UNAI hub university of SDG9, we will introduce how the university works with local governments to achieve SDG4 and realize a world where no one is left behind.
To encourage students to think freely about public relations activities and events to promote the SDGs, SDGs Promoter was appointed in 2020. As the UNAI hub university of SDG9, Nagaoka University of Technology will introduce how the university works with local governments to achieve SDG4 and realize a world where no one is left behind.
SDGs, Student SDGs Promoter, SDGs educational materials and games
Dr. Mami KATSUMI
UEA (Education Administrator) / Adjunct Lecturer, Center for International Industry-Academia Collaboration, member of Office for SDGs Promotion, Nagaoka University of Technology
Dr. Mami KATSUMI was graduated from Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University (Ph.D. in Sci.). Her major was radiation biophysics. She has Teaching Certificate (Elementary, Science of Junior and High school).
She has been engaged in development of modeling the biological response for heavy particle beam cancer treatment. After working as a fixed-term staff member at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Chiba), as a part-time lecturer at career college and high schools in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture, and as a sales representative for a global logistics company (Malaysia), she joined Nagaoka University of Technology in 2014.
Currently, she is in charge of undergraduate and master’s lectures, including exercises in engineer capabilities as UEA. And she promotes international education and research collaboration and international industry-academia collaboration. She was specially appointed by the president as a specialist in planning and promoting the SDGs. As the UNAI SDG9 Hub University, she is responsible for the creation of teaching materials necessary for promoting the SDGs at the university, engineering education using these materials, supporting research activities aimed at achieving the SDGs, and publicizing the results. Furthermore, she is providing opportunities for learning SDGs to teachers and students in elementary, junior high, and high school and KOSEN.
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 2021
The 24th Engineering Education Award of the Japanese Society for Engineering Education 2020