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Diversity & Inclusion at

We are working to create a more just, resilient, and diversity-affirming society through our research, contributions to communities, and support for our students.

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Diversity is not yet well understood and accepted in our society, and marginalizing behaviors create serious outcomes for the wellbeing of individuals in minority communities, resulting in inequities in education, economic opportunities, and the right to live a life free of fear of harassment and discrimination. That no child, young person, or adult should have to shoulder the heavy psychological burden caused by a society that is still lacking in tolerance is at the heart of our ethos regarding the diversity-affirming work we are carrying out at Aichi Prefectural University. Our commitment to working to create a more equal, tolerant, and inclusive society can be framed in the following three areas

Learn about the research faculty, students, and alumni are carrying out to promote greater tolerance, equality, and inclusion.

Sumire Kanda is a Specially Appointed Research Fellow in the Department of Social Welfare where she researches the roles cooperatives play in empowering minority communities. She also works with local grouos, including the Nagoya/Aichi Japan-Ukraine Association. Read about the important work  Sumire and other faculty are doing.

As a doctoral student in the Department of Information and Technology, Saya Niwa investigates how Virtual Reality can be used to help people who are isolated due to extreme anxiety return to life outside their homes. Learn more about the research Saya and other graduate students are carrying out, and about the impact their findings are having.

Suellen Hatada graduated from the Department of International and Cultural Studies in 2018 and went on to a Master's program in second language acquisition, carrying out a project teaching Japanese to culturally-diverse preschoolers. Read more about Suellen's project and about the important work other alumni are doing in Japan and beyond.

Find out how people and groups across the university are contributing to and collaborating with communities and beyond Aichi Prefecture.

On November 19th and 20th, teachers, staff, and students from several departments will participate in  'Creating Connections: Pride in Diversity', with multilingual presentations, panel discussions and workshops related to social and emotional support for multicultural children and young people. Read more about the wide range of initiatives, activities, and events the university hosts. 

Students and faculty across the university are involved in community initiatives and activities related to an extraordinary range of issues and topics, including equality in health, migration and human rights, diversity-competent social support, issues in education, disability and empowerment, sexual and gender diversity, and more. Learn more about what we are doing in our local communities and beyond.

The Student Support Division provides-sensitive support and guidance about a range of issues. If you have questions or experiencing difficulties, we are here to help!

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