Call for Applications: The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop (RSE) 2023

April 14, 2023


Type Accepting applications
Intended for Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Academic and Administrative Staff
Application Period March 1, 2023 — May 25, 2023
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Sanjo Conference Hall
Capacity 25 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Hotel accommodation and partial support for transportation fees paid for selected applicants
Registration Method Advance registration required
Apply at our website:
Registration Period March 1, 2023 — May 25, 2023
Contact The Secretariat
Asian Deans' Forum 2023
The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop 
Organized by Asia’s top engineering schools, Asian Dean’s Forum (ADF) 2023 The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop (RSE)  brings together young female professionals in engineering disciplines.
Insightful plenary and keynote lectures, panel discussions, and mentoring sessions will help participants kick-start their academic career in one of the top Asian universities.

This workshop was launched in 2018 for the purpose of international networking and empowerment of young female researchers in the field of engineering, through lectures and mentoring by female professionals from seven universities, and pitches and poster sessions by aspiring young researchers visiting from around the world. The workshop has been a platform for young female researchers to share their experiences and ideas, to encourage their career development, and to create exchanges that transcend borders and fields of study.
The fourth RSE will be held at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering in 2023, and those who are eligible are encouraged to apply. After receiving applications, the RSE Selection Committee will conduct document screening and interviews. Travel expenses will be partially subsidized for those who are selected. Please refer to the website for details.
Engineering PhD students (in their 2nd or 3rd year in 2023), post-docs, young researchers, and other female engineers who are able to communicate in English and participate in all sessions.
 Dates: 20-22 November 2023
Venue: The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
Host and co-hosts: Member institutions of the Asian Deans’ Forum
○ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
○ National Taiwan University (NTU)
○ National University of Singapore (NUS)
○ Seoul National University (SNU)
○ Tsinghua University (THU)
○ The University of New South Wales Sydney (UNSW Sydney)
○ The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
Application Details:
  1. Deadline: 25 May 2023
  2. Number of participants: 25
  3. Hotel accommodation and support for transportation fees is based on RSE regulations
  4. Documents to submit:
 [1] Full CV(.pdf)
 [2] Portrait photo (at least 800×800px, 500KB-2MB.jpg)
 [3] Biography (100-150 words.pdf)
 [4] Title and abstract (250 words.pdf) of PhD thesis or latest research work
 [5] Letter of recommendation from direct supervisor or PhD thesis advisor
  1. Further details available at our website:
Selection method: Document screening and interview by the RSE Selection Committee

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