Inclusive Design School UTokyo D&I Actions and Messages

August 31, 2022

― 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

Inclusive Design School

Shin-ichiro KUMAGAYA, Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology

In addition to the promotion of inclusion in communities and societies, Tojisha-Kenkyu is also attracting attention as a method for creating organizations where diverse members, including not only the minority, but also the majority, can play an active role while maintaining wellbeing. The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, with support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) and Moonshot, has begun to implement the Tojisha-Kenkyu program and verify its effectiveness in companies, prisons, university laboratories, etc. In 2020, the “Inclusive Design School” was established within the University of Tokyo Extension Corporation to provide the outreach activity “Introductory Course to Tojisha-Kenkyu” for the general public.

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