Toward the realization of a diverse research environment

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  • “Academic and career counseling for female students provided by researchers” was held at the FY 2021 RIKEN Open Day

    On Saturday, April 17, 2021, we held an online event “Academic and career counseling for female students provided by researchers” at the FY 2021 RIKEN Open Day. Many entries were submitted from junior/senior high school students to graduate students nationwide, both male and female.
    Feedback was given through a questionnaire after the end of the event. Comments included: “I was able to hear the opinions of the researcher and it was very useful,” “I would like to take part in the event again in the future,” etc.

    April 2021
  • Pioneers in Science – Interviews with Researchers

    We published the collection of interviews that features seven scientists with varied experiences and careers who conduct research in the front line.
    Pioneers in Science – Interviews with Researchers(PDF)

    March 2021
  • “Academic and career counseling for female students provided by researchers" will be held online at the FY 2021 RIKEN Open Day

    We will hold the online event "Academic and career counseling for female students provided by researchers" at the FY 2021 RIKEN Open Day on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
    Male students are also welcome.
    Please click the link above and fill in the reservation form. (The form is available only in Japanese.)
    We look forward to your participation.

    March 2021
  • FY 2020 Leadership Development Program for Female Researchers

    From January to March 2021, we conducted a FY 2020 Leadership Development Program for Female Researchers. This training program has been in place since FY 2019 with the aim of researchers acquiring the multifaceted skills and abilities they require, and to further strengthen leadership. In addition to upskilling through training sessions on communication and English presentation, this year’s program contained seminars and dialogues by an Executive Director as well as female PIs. All six seminars and sessions were held online.

    January to March 2021
  • All Nippon Diversity Network certificates awarded

    A ceremony to award All Nippon Diversity Network certificates was held online on December 14, 2020.
    The certificates are awarded to all institutes and organizations that participate in the All Nippon Diversity Network and strive to create an environment that promotes the active participation of female researchers. The certificates were awarded by President Nishio Shojiro of Osaka University, who also serves as the General Manager of the Network.
    All Nippon Diversity Network certificates awarded

    December 2020

Our initiatives

  • Message

    In addition to messages from the President and the Executive Director, an overview of RIKEN’s Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment, a support program for human resources development in science and technology established by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), is provided.

  • Our approach

    Various initiatives that we take to realize a diverse research environment are introduced.

  • Our activities

    Our activities, which include administering support systems and holding events, are explained.