What is the Office for Gender Equality ?

About the establishment of the Office for Gender Equality

The Office for Gender Equality was established on January 21, 2003 in order to actively work to achieve gender equality through internal processes at Nagoya University. It was the first national university in Japan to take this step. Specifically, the Office's duties include involvement in positive action, correcting gender discrimination and disparities, complaint processing system for monitoring purposes, the Gender Equality Social Promotion / Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Forum, the Basic Humanities-Sciences Gender Research Project, the Policy Research Project, and other avenues to promote gender equality at this University.


Structure of Office for Gender Equality

  Director: Hiroko Tsukamura
(Professor, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences
  Office Member: TAMA Florence Muriel
(Professor, Graduate School of Science
 Office Member: Chizuru Sakakibara,
(Associate Professor, Office for Gender Equality)
  Office Member: Mayumi Saegusa,
(Associate Professor, Office for Gender Equality)
  Office Member: Mariko Yamasaki
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences
  Office Member: Jane Kato
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences
  


Regulations of the Nagoya University Office for Gender Equality

(Regulation 236, April 1, 2004)
Revisions: Regulation 106, March 28, 2007; Regulation 49, March 15, 2011

(Establishment)
Article 1
In order to promote a society with gender equality, an Office for Gender Equality is hereby established at Nagoya University ("the University" below).
(Mission)
Article 2
The Office for Gender Equality has the following mission:
 1. To be involved in measures to correct gender disparities.
 2. To be involved in education and research related to gender equality.
 3. To be involved in the establishment and implementation of programs to promote the hiring and advancement of female teaching staff
 4. To be involved in the creation of a workplace environment that is responsive to diverse working styles as well as to be involved in information-related and awareness-raising activities related to the use of such environments
 5. To be involved in the creation and promotion of measures to foster and support female researchers and students.
 6. To be involved in the planning, agreement-forming, and promotion initiatives inside and outside the University related to gender equality planning work.
7. To be involved in the Gender Equality Social Promotion / Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Forum
 8. To be involved in other gender equality initiatives at the University
(Staff)
Article 3
The Office for Gender Equality shall have a Director and staff.
(Director)
Article 4
The Director shall be chosen by the President based on the recommendations of the Nagoya University Gender Equality Promotion Special Committee from the professors and assistant professors at the University.
3 The Director shall take charge of the mission of the Office for Gender Equality.
(Office members)
Article 5
Office members shall be chosen by the Presidentfrom the teaching staff at the University.
2 Office members shall engage in the mission of the Office for Gender Equality following the instructions of the Director.
(Miscellaneous regulations)
Article 6
Any rules related to the Gender Equality Office that is required other than these regulations shall be established by the President.
Supplementary regulations
1 These regulations shall be enforced from April 1, 2004
2 Notwithstanding the regulations in Article 4, Section 2, the term of the first Director subsequent the enforcement of these regulations shall be until March 31, 2005.
Supplement regulation (Regulation 106, March 28, 2007)
This regulation shall come into enforcement on April 1, 2007.
Supplement regulation (Regulation 49, March 15, 2011)
This regulation shall come into enforcement on April 1, 2011.