The Faculty of Design of Kyushu University has been hosting the SDGs Design International Awards, which invites and commends ideas from all over the world to solve social problems through design, amid rising social expectations for design.
These awards recognize and encourage students with great potential to change society. They aim to share brave new solutions widely around the world, serving as a driving force to improve our future society. We look forward to many students contributing their ideas, and we hope for generous support and sponsorship of these awards.
We would like to continue to host this award and continue our activities to implement ideas from young people worldwide into society. Hence, we are accepting donations from companies and individuals.
With the donations we receive, we will continue our activities to support students and improve the research environment to contribute to society with the ideas of young people.
We hope that you will support us in this endeavor.
You can view our activities on the official website.
Donations will be used in accordance with the University’s rules and regulations and its purposes.
 Please note that we are unable to accept donations to which specific conditions are attached as a quid pro quo, such as the following.
1. Transferring property acquired using the donation to the donor free of charge.
2. Assigning to the donor or permitting them to use any patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, copyright, or other equivalent rights acquired as a result of academic research funded by their donation.
3. Permitting the donor to conduct an audit of the use of the donation.
4. Enabling the donor to revoke all or part of the donation as they wish after applying to make a donation.
5. Imposing a significant cost burden as a result of the acceptance of the donation.
6. Any other conditions that the President deems to constitute an impediment to the running of this university.
 Please note that any inventions resulting from research funded by a donation will belong to this university or the faculty member who invented it, in principle.
 Donations are regarded as part of public research funds, so they will be subjected to institutional management by this university, even if they have been donated directly to a specific researcher.
●Tax Incentives (Deduction for Donations)
Donors can receive preferential measures for income tax, corporate tax, inheritance tax, and resident tax (depending on the local government).
●Kyushu University Fund for University-Wide Cooperative Projects, etc. (Overhead)
Kyushu University has established the Kyushu University Fund for University-Wide Cooperative Projects to facilitate university-wide projects that contribute to promoting education and research, etc. In principle, an amount equivalent to 5% of donations to the University will be transferred to the Kyushu University Fund for University-Wide Cooperative Projects. (This excludes donations for the purpose of subsidies from subsidizing organizations, etc., which have limited use, donations of 100,000 yen or less, etc.)
In addition, an amount equivalent to 5% of donations will be transferred to the departmental operating expenses according to the treatment determined by the department. (This excludes donations for the purpose of subsidies from subsidizing organizations, etc., which have limited use, donations of 500,000 yen or less, etc.)
Donations accepted in units of 10,000 yen. However, you can donate any amount you wish. We would be grateful for your contributions.
●How to Make a Donation
Donations can be made online and settled by credit card.
If you agree to the above, please click here to proceed to the application page (you will be redirected to an external site).
For more information, please contact the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Projects of the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, at +81 92-553-9461 or sdgs(at)design.kyushu-u.ac.jp