YNU Declaration of Diversity
Yokohama National University (YNU) strives to establish itself further in academic research and education in the 21st Century by upholding the following four fundamental principles: “Be Active”, to solve practical, real-world problems by putting theory into practice; “Be Innovative”, to actively promote new endeavors; “Be Open”, to widely open one’s doors to society; and “Be Global”, to foster exchange with other nations.
To this objective, it is essential to respect human rights, eradicate discrimination on the basis of gender, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, disability, sexual orientation and the like, and make sure that differences are respected as individuality and diversity is put to productive use. From this point of view, YNU declares that it will endeavor to improve its learning and working environments for students and faculty and staff members to have YNU evolve into an even more energetic university through the infusion of diverse knowledge and sensibility, thereby contributing to further societal developments in the 21st century.
The above is the background to the following initiatives:
- YNU will respect the human rights of individuals of diverse backgrounds, work to increase awareness about diversity between students and faculty and staff members, and promote mutual cooperation between them.
- YNU will endeavor to improve its learning and working environments for students and faculty and staff members with diverse characteristics and help them design their careers so as to achieve work-life balance.
- YNU will be fully aware that diversity of knowledge and sensibilities are invaluable assets for the revitalization of education and research and for making productive use of them in creating new value.
President of Yokohama National University