Kyushu University launched “Diversity and Super Global Training Program for Female and Young Faculty (SENTAN-Q)”, following selected for funding under MEXT’s 2019 Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment, which is a Human Resource Development Support Program.
The aim of SENTAN-Q is to provide outstanding female and young faculty with opportunities for strengthening their research and educational skills to meet the highest global standards through training courses offered by world top-level overseas researchers. The program also intends to accelerate the promotions of successful trainees to high-ranking and management positions and contribute to the university building a research and educational environment that will be recognized as truly global.
SENTAN-Q is being implemented with the cooperation of the entire university, as part of administrative reforms centered around “young, female and foreign researchers” as set forth in Kyushu University’s Mid-term Objectives and Mid-term Plans and the National University Administration Reforms Facilitation Project. Each fiscal year, ten trainees are selected from outstanding female and young faculty through a highly transparent screening process by the selection committee whose members include the experts from outside the university. Successful trainees will receive a certificate and tenured position or a one level promotion granted within one year of the completion of two years training.
SENTAN-Q will run for six years with six generation of trainees. We hope to utilize the program and further develop the university to raise its global competitiveness.
President of Kyushu University