International Symposium

International Symposium

(Upcoming) International Symposium “Humanizing Higher Education for Sustainable Economic Development in Asia-Pacific”

ABEST21 will hold the symposium on March 21, 2021 at the International Conference Hall of Aoyama Gakuin University. The theme is “Humanizing Higher Education for Sustainable Economic Development in Asia-Pacific”. The symposium is held jointly with the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Study of Sustainability. The keynote speakers are as follows.

Keynote Speaker:

Senior Vice President Kozo HONSEI
Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, Japan

enior Vice President of JICA from August 2018. Inside JICA he is in charge of general affairs department, information system (CIO), Media and Public relations, personnel department, Operations strategy department and Development partnership.
Before assuming his current position, he had served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia for 3 years and worked for many ODA infrastructure projects like MRT in Jakarta (first subway system in Indonesia) and Patinbang Port (eastern part of Jakarta) and human capital development programs including grassroots donation for elementary schools and Islamic schools. He participated in many seminars regarding innovation and renewable energy and gave lectures about Japanese culture and diplomacy at many universities and high schools.
Having joined Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987, he has more than 30 years of diplomatic experience, including Director for Financial Affairs Division at Minister’s secretariat (2013-15) and Director for Development Assistance Policy Coordination (2011-2013) and Director for Country Assistance Planning Division I (Asia Pacific Countries, 2007-2009) at the International Cooperation Bureau. He had also served as Director for Mexico, Central American and Caribbean Affairs Division (2009-2011). He has worked for many developing countries thorough ODA programs and cooperation with international organizations. He served in overseas posts at the Japanese Embassies in Mexico, Spain and Indonesia. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has acceptable knowledge of Indonesian. Born in Tokyo.

Keynote Speaker:

Director Professor Shinobu Yume YAMAGUCHI, Ph.D.
UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Shinobu Yume YAMAGUCHI assumed leadership of UNU-IAS in November 2019. Her fields of specialisation include international development and cooperation, ICT in education, reform and policy of education, science and technology policy, and the application of technology in world heritage site preservation. Prior to this post, Dr. Yamaguchi worked at Tokyo Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor (2002‒2006) and then full Professor (from 2006). In 2005‒2007, she concurrently served as Advisor to the President.
Before joining Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr. YAMAGUCHI worked for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), first at the Paris headquarters, and then in the Beijing Office. While with UNESCO, she was involved primarily in the development of education systems in China, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Pakistan.
Dr. YAMAGUCHI is an Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan, and an active member of the Comparative and International Education Society, the Japan Society for International Development, Educational Research Association, and the World Council of Comparative Education Societies. She also has served on numerous committees focused on international activities and comparative educational studies, including those organised by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Dr. YAMAGUCHI holds a PhD in Economics of Education from Columbia University (New York). She has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications and conference/seminar presentations.
More details about the international symposium will be informed later.

July 18, 2018
“Nurturing Global Management Professionals and Quality Assurance of Management Education”

The commemoration projects by the 60th Anniversary of Japan-Indonesia Diplomatic Relations Steering Committee.

ABEST21 International Symposium on “Nurturing Global Management Professionals and Quality Assurance of Management Education” held on July 18 was authorized as one of the commemoration projects by the 60th Anniversary of Japan-Indonesia Diplomatic Relations Steering Committee. The Symposium was held on Salemba Campus of Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta.

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