Since its inception, Nagaoka University of Technology has been actively engaged in international exchange. There are more than 100 institutions around the world with which we have concluded academic exchange agreements, and foreign students account for more than 50% of our doctoral students.

Aiming to develop practical engineers with a sense of diversity and to create a system within the university to achieve this goal, we established the Office for the Promotion of Gender Equality in June 2018, and in May 2020 we established a Committee for the Promotion of Gender Equality chaired by the President with the goal of promoting gender equality in the university-wide system.

In addition, Nagaoka University of Technology has been selected as a representative institution for the Initiative for the Realization of a Research Environment for Diversity (Traction-type), a project subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology, and has started its activities in fiscal 2019.

The global trend is to create a society in which all people, regardless of gender and nationality, respect each other and are able to fully exercise their individuality and abilities.

Women’s perspectives are also essential in the manufacturing process. This is because half of the world’s population is female, and therefore half of our customers are also female.

 However, young people may not be aware of what kind of careers are waiting for them after graduating from engineering because of the lack of female engineers and researchers who serve as role models.

One of the purposes of this page is to introduce female engineers who are active in the industrial world, and to help you have a vision for them.

We would like to support you as much as possible and look forward to your growth in the future so that young people who are reading this website will be able to exhibit their individuality and abilities and become engineers who will lead the Japanese industrial world.

August 2020, YAMAMOTO Maki
Nagaoka University of Science and Technology, Director of the Office for the gender equality division