Date: September 21, 2017
Venue: Conference room at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Sponsor: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and JRIA (Japan Research Industries and Industrial Technology Association)
A symposium was held as part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s activities to increase participation of women in science. Professor Hiroaki Yoshida, the head of the Leading Graduate School Promotion Center, gave a lecture as a university representative. He discussed the current situation and issues that universities face in their in efforts towards boosting the active participation of women in sciences; initiatives by Ochanomizu University.
During the lecture, professor Yoshida explained about the history of science education provided in Ochanomizu University. He introduced the Program for Leading Gradute Schcols to the symposium participants as being the university’s core initiative for promoting the participation of women in sciences by developing female global leaders who have the
skills to be immediately successful in working at private companies.
This symposium had many participants from private companies, with a string of lively questions being asked after the lecture, even during the break period, demonstrating the high interest that the business world has in promoting the active participation of women in science. It was a great opportunity to inform people in the government, industry and academia that the students of our program are educatied with diverse perspectives that will enable them to become global leaders.