UNC Chapel Hill students visit Nagoya University for Women's Cybersecurity Engagement Program

In September 2023, seven female students from Nagoya University participated in the first part of the Women's Cybersecurity Engagement Program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, an initiative supported by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo that aims to help young women enter the growing field of cybersecurity.


UNC students in discussion with President Sugiyama and Chancellor Matsuo


In December, we were pleased to welcome UNC students to Nagoya University for the second part of the program. Six UNC students, with backgrounds ranging from computer science to international relations, attended special lectures, participated in simulated cybersecurity risk scenarios, and spent time with Nagoya University students, including trying out real Japanese karaoke and participating in Lego-based problem-solving challenges organized by the Nagoya University Lego Club!


Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Officer at NTT, gives a special lecture to UNC and Nagoya University students


The UNC students, accompanied by three of the Nagoya University students who traveled to the U.S. in September, also met with Nagoya University President Naoshi Sugiyama and THERS Chancellor Seiichi Matsuo to provide feedback and discuss future plans for the program.


From the virtual world to the physical world - teamwork is essential


Initiatives such as the Women's Cybersecurity Engagement Program play an important role in Nagoya University's commitment to international cooperation and encouraging women's participation in STEM fields, and we look forward to welcoming even more bright young minds from around the world to Nagoya in 2024.


Students from UNC and Nagoya University with representatives from the two universities and NU Tech, Nagoya University's US subsidiary based in North Carolina