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Professor Norichika Kanie of the Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance has been selected to a panel of 15 scientists who will draft the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report, as announced by UN.

Professor Norichika Kanie of the Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance has been selected to a panel of 15 scientists who will draft the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report, as announced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. This independent group of scientists and their report will inform the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to strengthen the science-policy interface and to serve as a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Read more:
https://sdgs.un.org/news/un-secretary-general-appoints-15-independent-scientists-draft-second-quadrennial-global

Prof. Kanie’s xSDG Laboratory, based at Keio’s Shonan-Fujisawa Campus, aims to address and solve diverse social problems through the lens of the 17 SDGs and conduct broader solution-based research methods that go beyond academic research to formulate best practices for the SDGs.
Find out more:
http://xsdg.jp/en/index.html

Comments from Professor Norichika Kanie

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I am honored to be appointed to a group member for an enhanced science-policy interface. I am excited to present the essences for making a better and brighter human and planetary well-being in the era of after COVID19.

 

 

Profile of Professor Norichika Kanie:

https://kanie.sfc.keio.ac.jp/eng/profile.html

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Archived videos of the SFC Online Open Campus

On August 21st, videos/live sessions were streamed for the SFC Online Open Campus. You can still watch the archived videos.

 

 

  • Mock Lectures
Mock Lecture “Japan in the World: Global Japan vs. Japan First”

Michito Tsuruoka, Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management

Synopsis: How do you make sense of the role of Japan and its foreign and security policy in the world? Some would argue that Japan is becoming more active and its mid-set more global. Others might point out that Japan, as a declining power, is more preoccupied with its immediate security challenges and becoming less engaged globally. There exist both elements and the two schools – “global Japan” and “Japan first” – are competing everyday. This competition will shape the direction of Japan’s international engagement. Which camp do you think is winning?

 

Mock Lecture “Introduction to TOUCH FAB: SFC as a FAB Campus”

Masashi Nakatani, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

Synopsis: Experiences through the sense of touch are capturing more attention, because they can leave a vivid impression without words. When haptics science meets with digital fabrication tools, you can create a physical object that comforts you. This mini lecture will introduce you to current initiatives undertaken in the TOUCH LAB that utilize the digital fabrication (FAB) environment at SFC.

 

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SFC Held its First-Ever Online Open Campus Event

For the first time in its history, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) held an open campus event online for high school students and prospective students who are looking to apply to the Faculty of Policy Management or the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at SFC on Friday, August 21.

Through the videos streamed live on the day of the event, the university conducted an opening ceremony that was hosted by the deans of the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies as well as mock lectures, campus tours by student guides, and Q&A sessions where current SFC students answered questions posed by the viewers.

 

In addition, the university provided a variety of contents that let the viewers experience SFC online, including on-demand videos that explained the characteristics of learning at SFC and introduced various spots around the campus.

Mock lectures presented a scene that is unique to live-streamed classes, with the viewers posting questions and comments one after another via YouTube’s live chat feature.

 

The Q&A sessions also generated great excitement among the viewers as current SFC students gave honest answers to the various questions that were posted regarding student life, classes, and what they used to do while preparing to apply to universities.

The total number of simultaneous viewers for live-streamed contents rose to approximately 4,600 people, while the view counts for all streamed contents exceeded 33,000 views by the start of the following week. This year’s open campus event enabled everyone to transcend the limits of time and space to experience SFC together, which was only made possible by being conducted online.

 

The website for the online open campus event continues to provide many of the contents that were delivered on the day of the event, including video archives of live streams and on-demand videos. Please check them out.

SFC Online Open Campus
Released by: General Affairs Office at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC)