Lecture on UNESCO & International and Educational Development/Cooperation
May 16, 2022
Today, we were very pleased to welcome Dr. Libing Wang, Chief of Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD) based at UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand, to join our joint teaching course with Tsinghua University. Dr. Wang gave us an inspiring lecture on UNESCO & International and educational development in Asia-Pacific Region. His talk introduced functions of UNESCO, UNESCO & SDGs, UNESCO & Internationalization of higher education, and UNESCO's role in framing new social contract for future of education. After the lecture, students from Tohoku University and Tsinghua University raised questions to Dr. Wang. It was a precious opportunity for us to learn from scholar and practitioner in the fieldwork of international and education cooperation. Also, as Dr. Wang pointed out, the joint teaching course on comparative education and international and education cooperation/development provides a new model to reconstruct new approach for teaching and learning of comparative education. And the collaboration between universities in China and Japan has potential to enhance the exchange and collaboration!