Miyazaki International CollegeMiyazaki International College

About MIC

MIC/GEPPO(Gender Equality Promotion Planning Office)

According to the "Gender Gap Report" published by the World Economic Forum in 2021, Japan ranked 120th out of 156 countries. Miyazaki International College has "Respect and Diligence" as its institutional credo. The idea of reducing the gender gap and having men and women participate jointly matches the spirit of Respect. Based on its institutional credo, the university will endeavor to minimize the gender gap of faculty and staff and strive to create a work environment where faculty and staff can demonstrate their abilities regardless of gender. This planning office was organized to achieve such a purpose.
Chair Keiko Yamashita
(Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of Miyazaki Gakuen)
Committee member Passos Anderson (Faculty of International Liberal Arts)
Takako Hidaka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Education)
Aimi Yamashita (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education)
Walker Lloyd (Director, Regional Cooperation Promotion Center)
Reiko Kagawa (Assistant Dean)
Maiko Fujie (Secretariat General Affairs Division)

The GEPPO plans and carries out the following initiatives.

  1. GEPPO will grasp the current situation and issues of gender equality at our college and strive to promote the employment and utilization of female faculty and staff.
  2. Regardless of the gender or job title of our faculty members and students, GEPPO will make efforts so that each person can lead a more balanced life while demonstrating their individuality and abilities.
  3. GEPPO promote women's participation in the operation and management of universities or their decision-making.
  4. GEPPO will actively promote and train female managers in office work.
  5. In order to respond for various problems that students and faculty members have regarding the realization of work-life management, GEPPO will work to enhance the consultation system.
  6. In addition, GEPPO will consider measures to be taken when problems that go against the spirit of gender equality arise.