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Osaka University selected as the 2018 MEXT "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment (National Network Core Institute)"


Osaka University was selected for the 2018 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) "Initiative for the Implementation of the Diversity Research Environment (National Network Core Institute)," the 2018 MEXT project with the purpose of “Building a consortium for developing human resources in science and technology.”

This project supports efforts related to investigations of endeavors in and out of Japan and efforts to propagate and expand the experience and findings gained from these endeavors in order to build a national network of institutes that works towards improving research environments for female researchers and enhancing the quality of their research.

As the only managing university, Osaka University will make efforts to realize diversity in research environments in Japan by promoting the formation of a national network aimed at facilitating research activity by female researchers.

With Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and IBM Japan as cooperative institutes, Osaka University will carry out this project by acquiring the cooperation of not only universities that promote gender equality, but also of corporations and research institutes. In particular, Osaka University will construct a national network platform that can collect, analyze, and share relevant information. Using this national network platform, Osaka University will form an online community, including national, public, and private universities, other institutes, and individual researchers and female students responsible for the next generation, accelerating the propagation and expansion of good practice all over Japan.

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Decision of selected institutes for the 2018 "Initiative for the Implementation of the Diversity Research Environment (National Network Core Institute)" (link in Japanese)

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