Wayo Women's University | Research and Community Programs

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Research and Community Programs


All Wayo professors belong to a faculty for research. They participate in many projects from a multidisciplinary viewpoint to advance education and university studies as well as to make contributions to society through professional research. Wayo provides research incentive financial support for both individual and joint research. Some of our professors receive outside research funds, too.

International Research and Activities

Many professors go abroad to attend conferences, make presentations or conduct research.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

American literature, British literature, women's studies, gender communication, haiku, language dialects, second language acquisition, Japanese traditional literature, International politics, middle east politics, comparative politics, comparative constitutions, European studies, Asian studies, Japanese educational history, social psychology and developing economies.

Faculty of Human Ecology

Public housing and social welfare, fashion design, sports science, nutrition, nutrition education, public health, industrial behavioral science, children's health and nutrition, metabolic syndrome and nutrition in developing counties.

Modern Education Needs Action Support Program (Good Practice)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) solicits ideas for Good Practice (GP) Program projects that have a threefold aim. Projects must stimulate group research, be applied to enhance modern education, and be applied in the community. In 2006, the theme of the program was making contributions to local revitalization and education. Wayo's project was one of 27 out of 123 nationwide submissions to be selected to receive MEXT GP funding. In the Wayo project, professors in the Faculty of Life Science are using their group research to educate their students. Then teams of professors and students develop community activities. Wayo's GP project contributes to community approaches to an aging population and to allow greater independence of physially-challenged people. The aim of Wayo's project is to reduce the lifestyle-related disease risk factors among citizens and to foster independence for physically-challenged individuals through growing and processing tomatoes.

International Workshops and Symposia

Wayo hosts international symposia with guest speakers from our partner universities. In May 2008, professors from four partner universities gathered to share their research about the theme "Children's Nutrition Problems and National Nutrition Policy: Children's Health and Women's Independence." Over 300 students, professors and researchers attended this symposia. Every year Wayo hosts a symposia to expand global awareness and knowledge of international social situations. Simultaneous interpretation is provided for these events.

Community Extension Courses

To open the university to citizens and support community development, Wayo offers free extension classes to citizens. We cooperate with various organizations and with city government to conduct lectures on Wayo's campus and at other community locations. Citizens greatly enjoy these lectures and experimental classes.