The 6th Panel on GIGAKU Education was held online

Wednesday - 23/02/2022 15:03

“The 6th Panel on GIGAKU Education” was held online on February 4 (Fri) and chaired by Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT). Ten organizations including Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), as well as GIGAKU SDG network members and companies participated, with UNESCO Engineering Assistant Programme Specialist Ms. Rovani Sigamoney acting as an advisor.

This meeting was held to discuss new methods to approach engineering education in UNITWIN applications, among other topics. On the day of the panel, after the remarks delivered by NUT President Dr. KAMADO and each of the members, we reviewed UNITWIN application forms, proposed new programs for the network, and received advice about the network from UNESCO contact persons, with Vice President in charge of International Relations and NUT Alumni Dr. TAKAHASHI and UEA Dr. KATSUMI serving as facilitators. We then conducted the panel discussion, where each of the members made comments based on the new program proposals, and a lively debate aimed at network development unfolded.

In the future, we will continue to promote the global expansion and quality assurance of GIGAKU education, which has its pillars in SDG problem solving and practical engineering education, alongside our GIGAKU SDG network members who share with us the fundamental principles of engineering education.

<GIGAKU SDG Network membership>

  • Hanoi University of Technology (Vietnam)
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India)
  • University of Mondragon (Spain)
  • Mongolia University of Science and Technology (Mongolia)
  • New Mongol College of Technology (Mongolia)
  • University of Deusto (Spain)
  • University of Guanajuato (Mexico)
  • National Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Fukushima College (Japan)
  • Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan)


  • Western Digital (Thailand)
  • UNESCO HQ (France)

Group photo

<Source: NUT>

UNESCO Chair Program "Technology SDG Institute"
Program overview

The "Technical SDG Institute" is to further develop the pioneering engineering education (long-term internships based on industry-academia collaboration, overseas academic exchanges, etc.) that has been cultivated at this university, and under the leadership of the president. By making SDGs the basis of engineer education, we will achieve a further advanced engineering education program and expand from inter-university collaboration to the world.

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