14Global engagement The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set within it. Many of those goals relate to issues that Kyoto University’s researchers have been striving to address for a long time. The university’s social outreach comprises both academic and non-academic projects, frequently undertaken in cooperation with partners in the industrial, government, and academic sectors. Partners also include a wide range of grassroots organizations, as well as global agencies and institutions. The university’s researchers and students participate in the quest for solutions to contemporary issues by working together with organizations such as the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Promoting harmonious coexistence among the world’s human and ecological communities is a key component of Kyoto University’s mission. To pursue that goal, the university maintains a close engagement with society—cultivating responsible global citizens who will become valuable human resources with advanced skills, knowledge, and social empathy, and creating a virtuous circle that continuously returns the fruits of its research endeavors to with society

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