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【Event】FY2021 OCU Global Symposium (February 14, 2021)


Osaka City University (OCU) has been selected as the representative institution, in collaboration with Osaka Kyoiku University, Wakayama University, and Sekisui House, Ltd., for “Initiative for the Implementation of the Diversity Research Environment (Collaboration Type)”, FY2017 to 2021 (until Mar., 2022). We have been tackling the project for five years and building up the network of connections with other institutions in Kansai southern area and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Osaka.

In this symposium, the activities and progress relevant to the project will be reported from the institutions, and we will learn about advanced and ongoing programs overseas.


   Osaka (JST): February 14, 2021 [4:30 PM – 6:45 PM]
   Berlin (CET): February 14, 2021 [8:30 AM – 10:45 AM]

【Venue】 Online / hybrid symposium
   ●ID:944 7729 3020  ●Pass:033279

   OCU Media Center, 1F
   3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan

【Registration Fee】 Free

【Language】 Japanese / English: *Simultaneous interpretation available. 

【Contact Details】 OCU Support Office for Female Researchers
   Tel: 06-6605-3661
   E-mail: kensi-ocu-support-f[at]list.osaka-cu.ac.jp

【Sponsor】 Osaka City University, Osaka Kyoiku University, Wakayama University, and Sekisui House, Ltd.

【Cooperation】 Osaka Prefecture University, Nara Women’s University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Kio University, Tezukayama University, Nara Prefectural University, University Consortium of Southern Osaka, The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry


  • Opening 4:30 PM (JST) / 8:30 AM (CET)
    Opening remarks: Tetsuo Arakawa [President, Osaka City University]
  • Activity Report (1) 4:35 PM (JST) / 8:35 AM (CET)
    “Current Efforts for Gender Equity of Research Environments”
    Minako Nabeshima [Special Advisor to the President, Professor, Osaka City University
    Mayuko Suzuki [Advisor to the President, Professor,Osaka Kyoiku University]
    Megumi Kanagawa [Advisor to the President, Professor,Wakayama University]

  • Keynote Lecture (Invited) 4:55 PM (JST) / 8:55 AM (CET)
    “Promoting Diversity and Gender Equality at German Universities: Experiences from Freie Universität Berlin”
    Verena Blechinger-Talcott [Vice-President, Professor of Japanese Politics and Political Economy, Freie Universität Berlin]

  • Activity Report (2) 5:25 PM (JST) / 9:25 AM (CET)
    “Active Participation of Women Leaders as Researchers”
    Yumiko Kawasaki [Executive Officer, Director, Human Life R&D Institute Sekisui House, Ltd.]
    Nami Moto [Manager, Human Resources Development Division, The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry]

  • Panel Discussion 5:35 PM (JST) / 9:35 AM (CET)
    “Gender Gap in Academia: How should it be closed or eliminated?”
    Oussouby Sacko [President, Kyoto Seika University]
    Renge Jibu [Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology]
    Mari Kanazawa [Vice-President, Professor, Osaka City University]
    Advisor: Verena Blechinger-Talcott [Vice-President, Professor, Free University-Berlin]
    Moderator: Hideko Nishioka [Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Program Director, Osaka City University]

  • Closing 6:45 PM (JST) / 10:45 AM (CET)
    Closing remarks: Michio Miyano [Assistant to President, Head of Support Office for Female Researchers, Osaka City University]