Diversity creates innovation.

Leading Organization
Collaborating Organizations


President, Yokohama National University
Chairman, Partnership KT for Diversity

Yokohama National University, as the representative, and its collaborative organizations, Taisei Corporation and Teijin Limited, will work together to conduct a project for the promotion of diversity, funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan (MEXT) under the scheme, “Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment (Collaboration Type).”

The project aims to establish a diverse research environment as well as to promote activities run by women scientists and engineers through regional cooperation and collaboration among various types of institutions.

To enforce the project, we formed the “Partnership KT for Diversity” (shortly “Diversity KT”), which comprises industries, governments, and research institutions based in Kanagawa or Tokyo. Our mission is listed below and we plan to conduct multiple projects to achieve it.

Our Goal

  1. To establish a diverse research environment that ensures work-life balance
  2. To conduct an industry-government-academia joint research to enhance women researchers’ skills and to provide them career development opportunities
  3. To foster women scientists’ and engineers’ career prospects

Organization Chart

Leading Organization:Yokohama National University
Collaborating Organizations:Taisei Corporation / Teijin Limited.
Supporting Organizations:RIKEN, KANA TERRACE, Kanagawa Shimbun, LIP. Yokohama, I-NET Corp., Television Kanagawa Inc., tvk Communications, Yokohama Association for Promotion of Gender Equality, Shinken-Ad Co.,Ltd., Peatix Japan K.K., kienbaum Japan/K.J. Consultants K.K., Mintomo K.K., YOKOHAMA BEER, hirakukai, NHK SPRING Co.,Ltd., Hakone Town, WisH Co., Ltd, An-Nahal Inc., Josuikai Yokohama Branch, ejworks corporation, ANEST IWATA Corporation

*Activities: Cross Appointment, Establishment of Research Environment, Fostering Next Generations, Staff Exchange, Joint Research, Recurrent Education, Public Relations

About our symbol

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “diversity” means the “condition or quality of being diverse, different, or varied.” In business, it construes creating a workforce that leverages a wide range of abilities, experience, knowledge, and strengths due to heterogeneity in age, background, ethnicity, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs, gender, and other attributes. This symbol represents a beautiful, harmonized flower comprised of many petals in diverse colors, sizes, and directions.

diversityKT symbol

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We call for new members to widen regional diversity networks.
If your institution is interested in, kindly let us know.