Nagoya University's Partnership Scheme Adopted for MEXT's 2014 'Supporting Activities for Female Researchers'

Nagoya University applied for the 2014 Supporting Activities for Female Researchers program (partnership category) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), and has been selected.


The program aims to support collaborative schemes among universities, research institutes, companies and other entities, to enhance the research abilities of female researchers, and to actively promote their appointment to higher positions.  


[Outline of Our Scheme]

Female researcher support systems have until now been created separately by each entity. In this scheme, Nagoya University aims to develop a comprehensive support system involving the entire region. At the same time, the University also intends to train female research leaders who can open up Japan's future through partnerships among industry, government, and academia.


  • Nagoya University, in collaboration with Nagoya City University and Toyohashi University of Technology, will establish the Aichi Female Researcher Support Consortium, with the assistance of collaborative enterprises, namely Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi Association of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Nagoya City, and Aichi Prefecture.
  • This scheme is designed to implement female researcher leadership programs, research ability enhancement seminars, etc., to establish a database of female researchers and introduce an internship program for women in partnership with collaborative enterprises, with the aim of promoting female researchers to higher positions and strengthening their research abilities.


[Collaborative Universities]

    Nagoya City University (Public University Corporation)

    Toyohashi University of Technology (National University Corporation)


Related Website: MEXT Website [Screening Results] (Japanese)