WISE Chuo: A Career Education Program for Female Students Majoring in Science and Technology
Hiroko SHOJI* and Toshikazu KATO*
*Chuo University, 1-13-27, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
In cooperation with industries, our faculty is launching an education program designed to prompt more female students to go on to higher education and foster them as science and technology personnel who will be able to work for their company’s R&D division over the long term after graduation. That is what the WISE Chuo is all about. Through undergraduate and graduate educations, we will provide our female students with more opportunities for contacting their female role models who are currently playing an active role in business communities, to allow the students to feel R&D positions close to them and motivate them to choose such profession as their lifetime career. Even during their school days, we will also give them a place for acquiring knowledge and/or way of thinking necessary to work in the business world.