Kickoff Symposium: What is required for doctorate holders who lead the diverse society?

What is required for doctorate holders who lead the diverse society?

20140303kickoffEn_tn_2It is certain that innovation is a key to Japan’s sustainable development. Meanwhile, it is said “Women participating actively in society is forming the central core of Growth Policy” in aging society with falling birth rate. In such circumstances, Ochanomizu University takes a role of hub for cooperation between industry, academia and government, and promotes the program aiming at fostering woman innovators in the fields of science and technology, especially in the areas where the representation of women is very low, who will be able to accommodate rapidly changing social needs and keep long-term creativity demanded by society with high flexibility on their academic base of physics, mathematics, and information technology.

Before launching new program, we will hold a Kickoff Symposium with the purpose of confirming the concept of our program and announcing it widely to the society. For this purpose keynote lectures by the executive people in industry, academia and government, introduction of programs in leading graduate schools, and presentation of PBTS themes by the students selected to the program.

Prospectus of Kickoff Symposium

Kickoff Symposium
– What is required for doctorate holders who lead the diverse society? –
Date & Time: Mon. March 3rd, 2014 13:00-17:10 (Open 12:30)
Place: Ochanomizu University Inter-Faculty Building 2 Room 201 (Seating Capacity: 328 seats)
(No Fee, pre-registration is required)


Part 1 13:00-15:05

  • Opening Remarks (Ochanomizu University)
  • Speech of guest (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Introduction of “Migakazuba” program
  • Keynote Lectures
    “What is required for doctorate holders who lead the diverse society?”
    Atsuto Suzuki (Director General, KEK)
    Yukako Uchinaga (Chairman of the board, J-Win)
    Luis López-Remón (Senior Vice President, Lanxess GmbH)

Part 2 15:30-17:10

  • Panel Discussion
    “How to develop woman resources in science and technology who can maintain innovation in the society”
    Toshiyuki Awaji (Kyoto University)
    Tsuyoshi Kimura (Osaka University)
    Isao Satoh (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Yoku kobayashi (NTT Com CHEO)
    Masako Konishi (WWF Japan)
  • Short Talks
    Miku Hirano (Cinnamon)
    Steven Hayward (University of East Anglia)
    Students in minor course program

Reception (Fee and pre-registration are required)

After the symposium, we will hold a reception for information exchange.
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Place: JOE’S SHANGHAI (in Sunshine City Sky Restaurants)
Ikebukuro Sunshine 59F, 3-1-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo,  Phone: 03-5952-8835
Fee: 2,000 yen


To register for the symposium and/or the reception, please go to the following website.

Contact Information

Ochanomizu University Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
Phone: 03-5978-5775  E-mail:


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