International High School-University Collaboration Project in Japan and Malaysia to Achieve the SDGs

Social Background

In order to realize the SDGs, global human resources with a high level of expertise and cross-cultural understanding are indispensable. In the past, face-to-face international exchange activities have been conducted, but due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, online seminars have been implemented. We decided to implement an unparalleled international high school-university collaboration project because we believe that in this time of global crisis, the young people who will lead the next generation should be connected by the "power of learning.

Purpose of Activity

The purpose of the activity is to provide Japanese and Malaysian high school, undergraduate, and graduate students with the opportunity to acquire systematic knowledge and experience of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in the field of natural science in order to contribute to the achievement of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Overview of Activities

2021/9/15-17, lectures on international research from Okayama in the field of materials chemistry, introduction of organic chemistry experiments and formula projects unique to the Faculty of Engineering at Okayama University using video, and presentations from Malaysia online. In addition, 11 high school students from Okayama Ichinomiya High School acted as Okayama University SDGs Ambassadors and demonstrated an English chemistry experiment online. All of the university students and other participants from INTEC University of Education, Malaysia, conducted the experiments online at their own hand. Students from Okayama University's Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, and Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in Health Systems also provided support. This was a unique international high school-university collaborative project that truly put into practice the concept of "co-education and co-creation. (Participation: 175 students)

Expected effects

We were able to create and share new values with the local community and with the world. Continued exchange and promotion of globalization can be expected in the future.

◎This initiative received the President Award for Excellence in the FY2021 Okayama University SDGs Promotion Award.
Please watch the video below to see the presentation of the activity.

 Presentation of the FY2021 Okayama University SDGs Promotion Award (President Award) "International High School-University Collaboration Project in Japan and Malaysia to Achieve the SDGs".


Okayama Ichinomiya High School

INTEC Education College, Malaysia

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