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Okayama University honored with special prize in the first Japan SDGs Awards!!

December 26, 2017

On 26 December, Okayama University was presented with the “SDGs Partnership Award” in the first Japan SDGs Awards.
The Japan SDGs Award encourages efforts by companies and organizations toward the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The recipients, companies or organizations that have made exceptional efforts contributing to the attainment of SDGs, are selected and presented with the award by the SDGs Promotion Headquarters (headed by the Prime Minister) in order to promote all-Japan action on SDGs. Okayama University was honored with the special prize, the SDGs Partnership Award, presented to companies and organizations recognized as having performed meritorious service deserving special mention. Okayama University was the sole national or public university to receive an award.
President Hirofumi Makino attended the award ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister on behalf of Okayama University, where he received the award certificate.
At a press conference held at the Tsushima Campus on the same day, President Makino said, “It is a great honor to have Okayama University’s efforts recognized in this way. I believe this award is due to the activities of the local community, including the Education for Sustainable Development(ESD)activities conducted thus far in the Okayama City area. In the future, we intend to make further contributions to the attainment of the SDGs through collaboration with the local community and international society.”
In the activities toward attainment of the SDGs, Okayama University will promote the transparency and coordination of its various kinds of intramural endeavors as well as enhancing cooperation with a wide range of organizations and people, such as the local community, private companies and NPOs.

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