Kyushu Sustainability Initiative
Tatsuro Ishibashi
President, Kyushu University
Humanity is currently facing a range of challenges, including climate change, extreme poverty, and economic inequality. In these circumstances, the 2015 United Nations Summit created the SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals. The universal goals are expected to be achieved by 2030. The United Nations has identified the ten years beginning in 2020 as the "Decade of Action" to accelerate efforts to achieve the SDGs and called for a greater emphasis on achieving a sustainable society.
Shunsuke Managi
Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Distinguished Professor, Kyushu University
Kyushu University has set its goal to contribute to the "Sustainable Development of the Human Being." The following three requirements are required for human sustainable development.
1) Promote development (equivalent to a "comfortable future society") that can meet the needs of today's generation without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations.
2) Set greenhouse gas emissions toward a real zero target by 2050 (equivalent to "a decarbonized society").
3) Guarantee a healthy and secure society (equivalent to a "health and security society").

Activities and Events

Please find our past activities and events here.


Kyushu University Asia Week

Kyushu University Asia Week 2021 will take place from 13 to 27 October. This year’s theme is ” BUILDING OUR FUTURE – A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE “. We are looking forward to your participation.


Reimagining the future of the university(26th Q-AOS Brown Bag Seminar Series))

The Q-AOS Brown Bag Seminar Series are starting every Wednesday lunch time from April 2021.


Diversity in the Australian context(25th Q-AOS Brown Bag Seminar Series)

The Q-AOS Brown Bag Seminar Series are starting every Wednesday lunch time from April 2021.


Q-AOS Symposium:Past, Present and Future of the City – What does the next 100 years look like?

Over the next 30 years, 70% of the world’s urban population will live in cities, and there are concerns about the rise of various social and environmental problems.


Kyushu University International Student Center Forum International Education: Lessons from the Pandemic and Suggestions for the Future

This forum first summarizes the ways in which the global public health crisis of COVID-19 has to date affected the operations and outcomes of some Asia-focused

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