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Ceremony for Science Award for Female Graduate Students held

2020-6-26(Fri)

Osaka University has established the Science Award for Female Graduate Students to recognize their outstanding performances. It is hoped that this award will increase motivation of female science students, developing excellent future female researchers and promoting diversity at OU.

Increasing the participation of female students is an urgent issue in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) across the globe. To support female graduate students who advance to doctorate courses and aim to become researchers, this award was established using donations to Osaka University Foundation for the Future’s “Project Fund to Support Women” from Professor TOYODA Masao, Professor Emeritus and former dean of the Graduate School of Engineering of Osaka University.

The first award ceremony for the award was held on Monday, June 22, 2020 in MO Hall at the Osaka University Convention Center. After a celebratory greeting by President Nishio, the 11 students were presented with their award certificates and supplementary prizes.

Following this, in her greeting, student representative EBASHI Mowa (Graduate School of Engineering), spoke about the confidence given by this award and her determination to continue research and become a role model for girls who want to become researchers.

Finally, Professor TOYODA Masao, who was committed to the establishment of this award, congratulated the recipients, expressing his expectations for their continued success.

For more information, please view the reports linked below: (links in Japanese)

Center for Gender Quality Promotion

Initiative for the Implementation of the Diversity Research Environment (Collaboration Type) 

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