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Since its establishment in 1946, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) served as a university and graduate school for medical and dental students. At TMDU, we are experiencing an increase in the rate of female researchers enrolling in the Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences and in the field of biomedical science. Stemming from the university's desire to protect and enrich human life, we believe that it is of great social significance that women take up careers as health care providers and as researchers. TMDU was adopted to implement "support model activities for female researchers" from FY 2008 to 2010, using the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology provided by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. After the completion of the model activity in FY 2010, the support activity for female researchers continued from 2011 to 2012 as "President Discretion expenses". Since 2013, this activity became permanent.
To provide work environments that allow coordination with childbirth, child rearing and care-giving
To promote "work-life-balance" for both women and men
To cultivate female researchers who can lead the next generation
To promote diversity and gender equality
I am a student in doctoral program. I am feeling a vague anxiety about my future career. I always keep asking myself, "Am I happy if I pursue a research career?" or "Can I really earn a doctoral degree?" I don't have anybody to ask for advice and am really unclear about my future.
I am a "limited-term" researcher in biomedical science. I would like to get married in the future and continue my research career. However I don't know how to achieve them. My daily work keeps me very busy and don't have enough time to think about.
Our nationally-licensed career consultant provides consultation for every faculties, staffs and students (males and females) in TMDU. We deal with concerns such as "future career path", "balancing work/study and life/childrearing/care-giving", "personal relationships in labs or the workplace" and "communication problem with other people. Please feel free to contact us. We also provide coaching for achieving your future goals. *We strict observe the privacy of what is discussed during your sessions.
I am a full-time faculty in nursing department. My one-year-old son attends nursery everyday however he often develops sudden fever. He just developed fever 3 days ago and now in stable condition. If he develops high temperature he is not permitted to attend the nursery. Neither my husband nor I can just get time off work at short notice. As my parents live in countryside I don't have any family or relatives whom I can ask for help. This situation keeps me worried in continuing my career.
We made a corporate contract with Mothernet for Sick Child Care service. If you have children between the age of 0 month and sixth grade in elementary school, you are eligible to apply for this service. Children must be registered beforehand, and in the event they suddenly develop symptoms such as a fever, the certified baby sitter will be sent out to your residence. For detailed information, please check "Sick Child Care".
I am an assistant professor, dedicated in research work. I am also the mother of two-year-old daughter however I am struggling to reconcile working and bringing up of my daughter. My husband is busy at work and leaves early in the morning and gets home late, I have to take her to and from the nursery. On the other hand I have to finish my research paper, and I have to go through many experiments to get research data. I am feeling pressuse of having very little time for experiments and paper-writing as I have to get off work early for picking up my daughter at nursery. I don't know what to do to spare my time.
This program provides research support personnel for researchers who have difficulty in continuing their career due to childbirth, nursing and care-giving, or because of an ailment specific to women. If you are a researcher or a medical staff who are pregnant or engaged in child rearing and care-giving, or who have an ailment common to women, you are eligible to apply. For detailed information, please check "Research Support Personnel Assignment Activity".
My mother requires nursing care and I take care of her at home. When I am at the university I am often called from home, and I find very little time to work on my research project. If those documents or data prepared at university would be accessible from my home, my paper writing would be much easier.
This system enables you to access the documents and data prepared at university from home, and to read online journals at home. For detailed information, please check "Home-Based Research Support System".
I am a first year student of master's program. In my future I am not yet sure if I progress towards doctoral degree. I would like to know the possibilities of career paths for graduate students in science field.
Through this activity our graduate students independently work on projects that are necessary to build up their career. So far, they conducted activities such as "Interview with internationally active female researchers", and "Survey on how to balance work and family". We receive positive feedbacks from those graduate students who participated this project saying that this activity was useful in building their career.
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