Tohoku University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Symposium

Tohoku University will be hosting a symposium titled "Towards an Engaged University Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion." This event - which is part of Tohoku University's 115th anniversary celebrations - will include keynote speeches by renowned experts in the field, as well as panel discussions.

Since its founding in 1907, Tohoku University has strongly advocated an "open door" policy of accepting students and faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds. Notably, in 1913, it was the first university in Japan to admit female students.

In efforts to further promote gender equality and diversity and reduce the gender gap on campus, the university released the Tohoku University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Promotion Declaration on April 5. This symposium will explore ways to achieve the goals set in the declaration.

Keynote Speakers:

Teruo Fujii
(President, The University of Tokyo)
"Into a Sea of Diversity - Creating the Future Through Dialogue"

Gaye Rowley
(Professor, Faculty of Law, Waseda University)
"Living Diversity"

Ana Mari Cauce
(President, University of Washington)
"Building Excellence Through Diversity"

This event will be in a hybrid format and participations can choose to attend onsite or online. It is free and open to anyone who is interested, but registration is required.

Date: June 20, 2022
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Venue: Sakura Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Katahira Campus (map)
Language: Japanese and English. Simultaneous translation will be available.

To register:

Please note that onsite participants must wear a mask at all times, and will be required to adhere to other COVID-19 prevention measures such as temperature checks.

For more information on the event, please visit the TUMUG Website


Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion (TUMUG)

Human Resources and Planning Department

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