Continuing to motivate students to think and act globally

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Continuing to motivate students to think and act globally

Japan - Toyoshi Satow, President, J.F. Oberlin

J.F. Oberlin, President, Toyoshi Satow

International universities can play a central role in promoting the objectives of the United Nations. 2011 saw the United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon establish The United Nations Academic Impact initiative (UNAI) and J. F. Oberlin University is spearheading the participation of Japanese University’s in the UNAI program

UNAI Secretary General, Dr. Ramu Damodaran visited J. F. Oberlin University in December 2011 to discuss the roles of the United Nations and UNAI in higher education.

Ranked as one of the best university presidents in Japan by his peers (Asahi Newspaper, the University Ranking 2011 and 2012), J. F Oberlin President, Toyoshi Satow is eager to lead this new initiative:

“One of the missions of J. F. Oberlin is to help students become globally-minded doers. The UNAI program is an ideal platform for every international college and  university to work together for a better world,” he says.

J. F. Oberlin was chosen as the Hub School for promoting Principle One: Commitment to the United Nations Charter and has announced a textbook series aimed at educating international students on the most important aspects of the United Nation’s work.

Founded in the UK in 1964, the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) aims to strengthen the international mission and improve the quality of higher education around the world.

President of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. J. Michael Adams heads the IAUP with Satow holding the position President-Elect. The association has around 600 members from over one hundred countries and continues to discuss and identify the major issues, opportunities and challenges being faced in higher education.

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