NEW MEXICO – Students from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea, and New Mexico State University (NMSU) will collaborate on a video project to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Students will meet at NMSU on Monday, November 27 and work for four days in teams of four to create videos on four global issues. The videos will be shown publicly in an exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30.
“This project is a unique opportunity for students from two different cultures to work together to address some of the world’s most pressing problems,” said Gain Park, assistant professor of Journalism and Media at NMSU. “We hope their videos will be inspiring and help raise awareness of the importance of the SDGs.”
SKKU and NMSU students will select their own topics and develop their own arguments. Their videos are expected to propose unique solutions that only young, creative and convergent minds can identify.
“This is an exciting project because it gives us the opportunity to work with students from all over the world,” said Seyoung Lee, director of SKKU’s Knowledge Center for Innovative Higher Education. “We hope this project will help students learn from their differences and find universal values to overcome differences and make changes in real life.”
SKKU’s Knowledge Center for Innovative Higher Education, a sponsor of the program, will issue certificates of participation to all students who take part in the project.