Support for female students studying STEM

Workshops for female students in Okinawa to promote their interest in science and research
 - Science Project for Ryukyu Girls
 - Female researchers, technicians and PhD students build relationships with younger, female students to promote the merits of careers in science and introduce their research activities.


サイエンスプロジェクトfor琉球ガールズ@OISTオープンキャンパス    サイエンスプロジェクトfor琉球ガールズ本島編2015年3月  サイエンスプロジェクトfor琉球ガールズin宮古島 2015年8月  

Networking and Collaboration

Q-wea is the network of universities in Kyushu and Okinawa for the purpose of supporting female researchers. The Q-wea symposium is held annually where members discuss their activities and exchange information, ideas, and views.


Members include:

Oita University

Kagoshima University

Kyushu University

Kyushu Institute of Technology
Kyushu Sangyo University

Kumamoto University

Saga University

Nagasaki University

Fukuoka University

Fukuoka Women's University

University of Miyazaki

University of the Ryukyus



On November 11th, OIST Diversity Section and University of the Ryukyus Gender Equality Promotion Office co-hosted “the 8th Annual Q-wea Symposium in Okinawa” at the University of the Ryukyus. The Q-wea symposium ended successfully as it was attended by over 120 participants. For more information on the 8th Annual Q-wea Symposium in Okinawa, please check the report.





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