Listen to the voiceless UTokyo D&I Actions and Messages
― UTokyo D&I Campaign 2022 ―
The University of Tokyo has launched a campaign aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion on campus, and making the university a place where people from diverse backgrounds can thrive. The initiative, called UTokyo D&I Campaign 2022, started in March 2022. Here, we introduce plans and actions related to D&I initiatives from members of the UTokyo community, including deans and directors of various UTokyo organizations.
Actions and Messages
Listen to the voiceless
Kensuke FUKUSHI, Vice Director, Institute for Future Initiatives
The Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) has been making various efforts to promote the recruitment of female researchers and to improve the research environment. Currently, the ratio of female faculty members is 39.3%, which is higher than the average female ratio of UTokyo as a whole. We aim to increase it to 40% or more by May 1, 2027, and will actively consider extending the term of fixed-term positions for female faculty members and switching them to tenure positions. In addition, to enhance diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the IFI, one of the Vice Directors will be placed in charge of achieving gender equality and diversity to facilitate leadership. Specific measures to be taken include the establishment of a women-only room, encouraging employees (regardless of gender) to take childcare leave and nursing care leave, requiring employees to take “Unconscious Bias Training,” encouraging participation in diversity-related events and seminars held by UTokyo and other organizations, and conducting and utilizing a survey on the promotion of diversity.