Women's Studies Abroad

Institutional Mechanism for Gender Equality among Research Staff in Japanese National Universities

Gu Lei
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Modern University Education 2016-5

Abstract:Japanese national universities are committed to promoting gender equality and cultivating female talents and leaders. Take the University of Tokyo as an example. The University has established, under the guidance and supervision of the Government, institutional mechanism to foster gender equality among research staff in academic evaluation, and at the same time, provide support or assistance to its female staff to improve their life, both professional and personal. Measures taken by Japanese universities here may also be applicable for improving the work-life balance for female researchers in China today.
Keywords:the University of Tokyo, gender equality, national universities, participation of both sexes, female researchers

Paper type:Published