ERIC Number: ED196326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Programme on Education and Training.
United Nations Univ., Tokyo (Japan).
The proposed educational policy and program of the United Nations University are described. The university's purpose is to provide innovative educational activities appropriate to "pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare," in accordance with the university charter. Education and research are undertaken together in an effort to integrate findings in the curriculum. The three research programs are in world hunger, human and social development, and the use and management of natural resources. The intended audience for the university is broad: regional and local officials, public and private agency employees, wage-earners, self-employed professionals, peasants, students, housewives, international officials, and university professors in both developed and developing countries. Programs take the forms of seminars, workshops, courses, and fellowships. Instructional materials must come from a variety of sources, now under investigation. Existing institutions in the countries served are to be used as bases for educational and research programs. A program advisory committee is proposed to provide unified programs for each of the three priority areas and to consider appropriate methods of teaching, the potential of new teaching aids, and the need for higher-level teaching skills. It is proposed that in 1978 two areas be emphasized: elimination of hunger and creation of appropriate technology for rural development. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Role, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Extension Education, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Program Administration, Research Needs, Technological Advancement, Universities, World Problems
United Nations University, Toho Seimei Building, 15-1, Shibuya 2-chome, Shibuyauku, Tokyo 150, Japan
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Univ., Tokyo (Japan).
Identifiers: Mission Statements; United Nations University (Japan)