Symposium to Promote Gender Balance and Diversity in Science  

Library Hall & Online, Hiroshima University Central Library, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus

Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Format: Hybrid
Location: Library Hall & Online, Hiroshima University Central Library, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus
Language: The event will be conducted in English
Registration Form: Click here to register
Registration Deadline: 21 February
*Only participants registered by February 9th will be eligible to participate in the mixer.

~Diverse Perspectives of Women in Science To Support the Next Generation~

Join us on February 27, 2024, at the Hiroshima University Central Library, Library Hall for the Symposium to Promote Gender Balance and Diversity in Science (科学におけるジェンダーバランスと多様性の促進), hosted by SKCM2 and HIRAKU Global, in celebration of International Women’s Day. The Symposium will be dedicated to learning about initiatives to foster diversity in science and empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science.

This inspiring event features renowned keynote speaker, Professor Helen Gleeson (University of Leeds), who will share her insights on opening doors for women and those with non-traditional backgrounds, having herself overcome many barriers along her academic path.  Other speakers will discuss initiatives and opportunities for promoting diversity in science.   

In the afternoon, a diversity of esteemed scientists will highlight their work and discuss their career trajectories, which hopes to provide practical insights and inspiration to all those navigating their careers in science, especially for women and underrepresented groups.  

The symposium will include a lunch with mixer, offering an excellent opportunity for attendees to connect with peers, mentors, and leaders in the field over food and beverages. 

Don’t miss this empowering event to gain new perspectives, connect with inspiring individuals, and take a significant step towards a fulfilling career in science. This event is open and welcome to everyone.

Why You Should Attend

  • – Discover various initiatives and opportunities available to promote diversity in science.
  • – Gain practical strategies for effectively navigating your career path.
  • – Engage in networking with peers and potential mentors who share similar interests.
  • Program

    10:00 Opening Remarks Prof. OCHI Mitsuo 越智光夫, President, HU
    10:05 Prof. TANAKA Junko 田中純子, Executive VP of Kasumi Campus, Faculty Personnel and Public Relations, HU
    10:25 Prof. SUZUKI Yumiko 鈴木由美子, Executive VP of Education and Peacebuilding, HU
                      Director of The Institute for Diversity & Inclusion, HU
    10:45 Dr. Helen GLEESON, U of Leeds
    11:45 Group Photographs
    12:00 Mixer at Mermaid Café
    13:30 Dr. KURODA Reiko 黒田玲子, Chubu U
    14:00 Dr. YABUTA Hikaru 薮田ひかる, HU, WPI-SKCM2
    14:20 Dr. INAGAKI Mai 稲垣 舞, Tokushima U
    14:40 Dr. AIDA Misako 相田美砂子, HU
    15:00 Ms. TOKUMOTO Ryoka 徳本涼香, HU
    15:20 Dr. TAJIMA Setsuko 田島節子, Osaka U, Former President of the Physical Society of Japan
    15:50 Question and Answer Session
    16:20 Closing Remarks Dr. Ivan I. SMALYUKH, Dr. TATE Shinichi 楯真一, WPI-SKCM2


    Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment (Specific Correspondence Type)

    World-Class Researcher Development Through Regional Collaboration (HIRAKU-Global)
    (Lead Organization: Hiroshima University, Partner Organizations: Yamaguchi University, Tokushima University, Ehime University)

    The International Institute for Sustainability with Knotted Chiral Meta Matter (SKCM2)

    Special Collaboration
    Research Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Hiroshima University


    Support Office for WPI-SKCM2

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