Invitation to Osaka University’s SDGs Virtual Student Exchange (Symposium and Video Contest)
Osaka University are pleased to announce that the Center for Global Initiatives, Osaka University, is launching SDGs Virtual Student Exchange-2022 consisting of SDGs Symposium, Student Video Contest, and Virtual Student Forum inviting all students from our partner universities to join.
In 2021, Osaka University successfully organized the “3 Minutes of Inspiration for Sustainable Development” Video Contest and Student Forum. As a result, Osaka University received 59 wonderful videos from partner universities in 9 countries.
This year Osaka University are excited to organize it again with additional events making more opportunities for our students to learn from each (as well as increased prizes for video contest winners).
Osaka University invite all students to join us and actively participate in these events:
- “Let’s Take Action” Online Symposium will be held online on August 29, 2022. The event features a keynote speech by Ms. Kaoru Nemoto, Director of the United Nations Information Centre, along with inspirational guest speeches by Osaka University alumni and young social entrepreneurs. The speakers will discuss SDGs from local and global perspectives and share their journeys of taking action. The symposium will be held in Japanese with English simultaneous interpretation. The registration ( will close on August 26. However, the seat limit is 200 people, and the registration may close earlier once we reach this limit.
- “3 Minutes of Inspiration for Sustainable Development” Student Video entries are accepted until October 2 (with video submissions until October 30) (https://tinyurl.com/OUVideo). Creative video works in various forms will be welcome. The attached poster includes detailed guidance for students.
- The nominated videos from the contest will feature at an online Awards Ceremony and Student Forum on December 16, 2022.
Osaka University hope these events will become an opportunity to foster greater communication among students. More information about the events are available on webpage: https://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/international/news/upcoming/sdgs_exchange_2022
Please find attached the symposium and the video contest poster.
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