What We Do

Gender Equality Division develops OIST policies on gender equality and diversity as well as strategies to implement them.  Our activities are guided by the OIST mission (PRP 1.2), Core Values (PRP 1.3) and the recommendations of the Gender Equality Taskforce.  It is our responsibility to ensure that OIST gender equality policies benefit current and future faculty, students and staff alike, and they are implemented uniformly throughout the entire OIST community. The Gender Equality Committee consisting of representatives from the various divisions/units provides advice to Vice President for Gender Equality. 

In addition, Gender Equality Division serves as the central information clearinghouse at OIST for those looking for policies, practices, programs, facilities and other resources that are relevant to OIST’s efforts to promote gender equality.  We also represent OIST in interactions with other universities and organizations interested in promoting gender equality in the science locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.