THE OPENING CEREMONY OF BAN KI-MOON INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
IN SUPPORT OF UNAI (IGE) on May 27th
The United Nations Academic Impact Korea and Handong Global University held the opening ceremony of “Ban Ki-moon Institute for Global Education in Support of UNAI (IGE)” at Handong Global University in Pohang on May 27th. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Ban Ki-moon (The 8th UN Secretary-General), Dr. Heinz Fischer (The 11th President of Austria), and 250 guests from universities, international organizations, government and NGOs.
IGE is the world’s first institute in comprehensively providing the advanced global citizenship education which is Globally Responsible and Advanced Citizenship Education (GRACE) for sustainable peace and prosperity in the 21st Century. GRACE School of the IGE will provide the certificate program of “Holistic Global Citizenship” from the 2nd semester of 2019. The program, designed based on the core educational philosophy of IGE, “H.U.M.A.N.E.”, will raise Global Problem Solver (GPS) who are equipped with actual problem-solving capacities as well as right mindset and attitudes in the era of UN SDGs.
Dr. Ban Ki-moon, the 8th Secretary General of UN and Honorary President of IGE said in his welcoming speech, “IGE will foster global citizens through holistic global citizenship education, which will lead to the achievement of the three pillars of the UN as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
Dr. Young-Gil Kim, President of IGE also mentioned the mission of IGE and said “IGE will expand the essence of 20-year experience of holistic and global education by Handong Global University into a new educational paradigm of global citizenship education with more global perspective.”