Center for Gender Equality Promotion (TUMUG) to Host Open Campus Event

On August 21, 1913, Tohoku Imperial University - the forerunner of Tohoku University - accepted Japan's first female university students. The three pioneering women were Chika Kuroda and Ume Tange who studied chemistry, and Raku Makita who studied mathematics.

To honour them and all the other women who have since followed in their footsteps, Tohoku University registered August 21 as a nationwide commemorative day.

This August, the Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion (TUMUG) is hosting an online event for junior high and high school students, with a special focus on diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.

Event: TUMUG Open Campus
Date and time: August 19 (Fri), 1 - 2:50 p.m.
Venue: Online / Zoom webinar
Language: Japanese

The Tohoku University Science Ambassadors, comprising female graduate students, will share anecdotes of campus life and their research work. They will also answer questions from participants, and offer advice on a variety of topics such as entrance exams, being a female researcher and post-graduation career paths.

To participate:

Anyone around the world who is interested in Tohoku University is welcome to take part, but please note that this is a Japanese language event.

High school students abroad who wish to ask a question in English, should submit their questions in advance through the designated form above. (Answers in English may be in the form of an email reply.)

For more information about the event and speakers, please visit the TUMUG website:


Human Resources Planning Department
Tohoku University

(For questions about the Science Ambassadors)
Tohoku University Centre for the Advancement of Gender Equality (TUMUG)

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