Tongji University Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with UNITAR
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March 6, 2018, Shanghai - UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Mr. Nikhil Seth, visited Tongji University and held talks with the Executive Vice President Prof. Wu Jiang and UN Environment-Tongji Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD) Executive Vice Dean Prof. Li Fengting, Vice Dean Dr. Wang Xin and Associate Prof. Wang Ying, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation. The two sides agreed to conduct in-depth cooperation research and training including study visits, e-learning and training workshops.


UNITAR was established in 1963 with its headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland. Further main offices are situated in New York and Hiroshima. UNITAR is targeted to promote global cooperation aimed at the common development of all mankind by helping 193 member countries, especially the developing, of the United Nation to train diplomatic officials in charge of international cooperation through international training and international conferences. Currently UNITAR focus on the following six areas: 2030 Capacity Building for Sustainable Agenda, Strengthen Multilateralism, Promote Economic Development and Social Inclusion, Promote Environmental Sustainability and Green Development, Promote Sustainable Peace, Strengthen Resilience and Humanitarian Assistance.



Since 2016, through the one UN Climate Change Learning Partnership platform (UN CC:Learn), Tongji University and UNITAR began to collaborate on the Chinese version of the online course Introductory e-learning Course on Climate Change, which was launched at the UNITAR official website and became teaching content of 2017 Tongji University Minor Programme in Sustainable Development (MPSD) students.