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1.Networking and supporting of female researchers and engineers

  • The Hokuriku Women Researchers’ Network (HWRN) was established to support collaboration, research and exchange among higher education institutions, laboratories and companies in the Hokuriku region, and a promotion committee.
  • The Kanazawa University Talent Bank and the research partner system have been enhanced to support female researchers.
    Kanazawa University Talent Bank
  • Joint symposiums are held for sharing, and finding the solutions to, the gender-equality-related challenges which female researchers and engineers face.

2.Nurture the next generation of researchers

  • Setting up the Female Student Internship System which HWRN researchers and engineers serve as career models
  • To provide the effective support measures for increasing the number of female students who hope to be researchers, a survey targeting the female student needs is conducted
  • To promote female students’ interest in science, a research photo exhibition (Beauty in Science, Technology and Engineering) is conducted by female researchers in HWRN organizations

3.Improvement in research capability

  • Joint research workshops are held for the members and students of HWRN organizations to facilitate collaboration and joint research.
  • Subsidy Program for Starting-up the Joint Research was established to support joint research groups that include the members of HWRN organizations.
  • The Recurrent Education Program was developed help female engineers from local small and medium enterprises to obtain new knowledge and advanced technology.

4.Encouragement for researchers

  • The Kanazawa University Female Researcher Awards are established to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female researchers.

These awards, also known as Nakamura Award, are established to encourage young
researchers (Female Researcher encouragement Awards) and recognize active administrative researchers (Female Researcher Award).
The purpose of these awards is to encourage all the researchers and fellows, thus fosteringg female researchers who will take on important roles in education and research at our university.
Nakamura Award was named after Dr. Shinichi Nakamura, 10th President of Kanazawa
University (now an advisor), who contributed to the award.

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