<Events> Symposium Commemorating the DEI Promotion Declaration(2022/6/20)

Date: 2022/6/20 mon. 13:00-16:00
Venue: Katahira Sakura Hall, Tohoku University 
・Hybrid Event(Onsite・Online) 
・Simultaneous translation available(English-Japanese)
・Text Information Support
More Information:  Please check the Poster.(PDF)
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””ーProjects Celebrating the 115th Anniversary of Tohoku University’s Founding and 100th Anniversary as a Comprehensive Universityー
Symposium Commemorating the DEI Promotion Declaration
“Towards an Engaged University Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” 
Since its founding in 1907, Tohoku University has strongly advocated an “open door” policy of accepting students and faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds. Notably, in 1913, it was the first university in Japan to admit female students. It was also one of the first in Japan to welcome students from abroad.

However, the goal to achieve gender equality at all levels on campus remains a perennial challenge. So on April 5, 2022, the Tohoku University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Promotion Declaration was released, to further efforts to promote equality and diversity.

These include identifying and recruiting qualified women to add more diversity to leadership roles and voices; better understanding the support that female researchers need to balance work and family; ensuring that there is respect for all members of the university regardless of gender identity or background; and fostering an environment that is safe and inclusive to all.

This symposium – which is part of Tohoku University’s 115th anniversary celebrations – will include keynote speeches by renowned experts in the field, as well as panel discussions to address ways to achieve the goals set in the declaration.


Please see the poster for the program.

Application for participation

●Onsite Participation(Limited to 60 people) Registration is closed.
Application Form(Onsite)
※Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation will be provided at the venue using interpretation equipment.
Interpretation equipment can be reserved using this form.

●Online Participation
Application Form(Online)

※If you participate onsite, you are asked to cooperate with infection-prevention measures, including temperature checks at the entrance to the venue and wearing a mask at all times. If you have any concerns about your health, please participate online on the day.

※By participating, you consent to the recording of the event and its release, publication, exhibition and/or reproduction.

COVID-19 Precautions

Please wear a mask if you join the Symposium in person. We will take your
temperature at the venue. Please wash your hands frequently and use disinfectants
prepared at the venue. Please refrain from joining the Symposium in person if you have a
fever or feel unwell. In the event that you get infected with COVID-19, the host university
cannot be held responsible. Thank you for your understanding.

Regarding the possibility of the event being held entirely online
If the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in effect at Tohoku University is set to Level 3 or higher, the decision to hold the event in a hybrid fashion may be cancelled, and the event may be held entirely online instead. In that case, those who applied to attend the symposium will be sent a notification to that effect, as will information on how to participate online. Notifications will be sent to the e-mail addresses that applicants used when making their initial application.

Please cooperate in taking precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
To help prevent the spread of infection, we ask for your cooperation in the following:
(1) Please wear a mask (non-woven masks are recommended)
Those who are unable to wear masks for whatever reason are requested to apply to participate online.
(2) Please disinfect your hands
(3) Please check your temperature
(4) If you are ill, you may not be allowed to participate at the venue, and your participation may be limited to online means*
(5) Eating and drinking are prohibited inside the venue (except for drinks to prevent heatstroke, etc.)
(6) Please install the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) on your smartphone

* Individuals to whom any of the below apply should refrain from attending in person and should participate online:
・Those who have a fever and whose temperature is 1 degree above normal
・Those who are suffering from physical symptoms such as experiencing an unusual sense of taste or smell, breathlessness, severe lethargy, a cough, a sore throat, etc.
・Those who have been in close contact with an infected individual
・Those whose quarantine period following their entry to Japan has not yet ended
・Those who have been in close contact with an individual whose quarantine period following their entry to Japan has not yet ended

If you wish to participate online due to illness or for any other reason, please contact: office*tumug.tohoku.ac.jp(change * to @)


Center for Gender Equality Promotion (TUMUG)
E-mail: office*tumug.tohoku.ac.jp(change * to @)