The actualization of gender equality is essential for a creative and prosperous society in which diverse perspectives are mutually respected. Universities are responsible for the cultivation of the next generation, and are therefore anticipated to play a key role in efforts to promote gender equality. In a society with a declining population, the proactive fostering of female researchers is a priority issue in securing talented human capital and revitalizing universities.
To ensure the continuation of its development as a research university at the vanguard of creative knowledge generation founded on a philosophy of academic freedom, it is vital that Kyoto University fosters and secures talented female researchers in accordance with its principles of gender equality.
In recognition of the above, the University has formulated an "Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality (AY 2022–2027)" covering six academic years from 2022/2023. Under this plan, the University aims to further promote gender equality in its community through efforts involving all its students, faculty, and staff.