iuventum relates to the 4 Latin words iuventus, ingenium, mundus and universitas.
It shall be associated with the English words youth, natural capacity, world and univers(al)ity.

The vision of iuventum is to provide global education across generations. Global economic and environmental challenges require a global economy and culture in order to become globally resourceful and to create our future. Innovation, management and entrepreneurship, culture, and sustainable development will be at the core of different education programs to be pursued. The focus is on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), intercultural and entrepreneurial education, provided through international exchange and global programs. The priority is on transforming learning and training environments. Regarding the Global Goals, iuventum is committed to advance Quality Education, Decent Work and Sustainable Economic Development, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Climate Action, Water Quality, Healthy Life, and Partnerships.

iuventum was founded in 2009 as a charitable organization and incorporated in Germany and the US. The ESD Forum was established in 2011, recognized by the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) and the German Commission for UNESCO - Secretariat, UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, and the Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), Germany. Providing modern research options as a virtual university, honorary degrees in Entrepreneurship, Economic Science and Sustainability Science were introduced in 2015, with peer-reviewed journal and conference publication requirements, and with broad research areas for students to research on topics of global reach. iuventum is an organization in observer status in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and in observer status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Moreover, iuventum is a member of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), the leading association for professional, continuing and online education.

"Let's be a contribution to the world", "ESD Forum", "Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development", "Global Course" and "Create our future" are marks registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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