University of Tsukuba Wins the GOLD Award in "work with Pride 2020" for the third time
A voluntary association, work with Pride (wwP), gave awards to companies and organizations in honor of their efforts to improve the working environment for LGBT people. Receiving a high evaluation for its effort, the University of Tsukuba won GOLD in “Pride Index 2020” for the third time, on November 11, 2020. This year, the university benefit system for faculty members and employees who have a partner (with the certificate as a partner issued by the local government) was highly regarded for its measures on leave, holidays, allowances, and travel expenses.
The PRIDE Index is the benchmark for a better working environment to support the promotion and institutionalization of diversity management relating to LGBT, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, in Japan, formulated by a private organization, work with Pride, in 2016.
Aiming to realize a workplace where LGBT people can work with pride, the index, "PRIDE index", was established “to realize a workplace in Japan where LGBT people can work comfortably beyond the framework of companies and organizations" including the five following fields.
The Gold Award for our approach
For the above five indicators, an evaluation score will be given according to the degree of achievement. The University of Tsukuba got the scores of all five indicators and got GOLD evaluations with five points outstanding.
The University of Tsukuba has established an open university in all aspects. The university believes that supporting people of diverse backgrounds to be active will lead to create innovation. The university intends to continue efforts to promote diversity on campus.