Since Hitotsubashi University was founded, its mission has been to produce leaders who will contribute broadly to the building of society. As a comprehensive university for the social sciences, it has contributed to the development of political and economic society in Japan and abroad and fostered the creative driving force for such development. The University has carefully nurtured every student and produced free and original research with the aim of sending cultured and civil-minded graduates out into the world.
In today's increasingly globalized society, it is crucial that institutions which educate people to conceptualize, innovate, and lead the development of political and economic society create an environment for education and research where all participants who study or work in the institution have mutual respect for differences and can exercise their own abilities to the fullest extent.
Reaffirming itself as an extraordinary academic community of abundant open-mindedness, Hitotsubashi University aims to be a unique and fascinating institution that engages with global social issues. With this Statement, we declare to those both within and outside the University that we will proactively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We recognize that our students and teaching staff exhibit diverse attributes, including race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, presence or absence of disabilities and disorders, age, language, religion, faith, origin, status, and family relations. By preserving dignity and ensuring fair inclusion for all, we will strive to be an organization where every participant can have a sense of belonging and pride as a member of the University community.
Hitotsubashi University respects the diversity of everyone affiliated with it. As an open academic community where diverse participants gather, we will constantly review internal systems and take necessary measures to protect the human rights of all participants and ensure they are treated as equal individuals in all settings within the University, including entrance, student life, research, education, employment, and promotion.
Hitotsubashi University will strive to rectify discriminatory social structures and create an academic community that guarantees equity enabling all participants to exercise their own abilities to the fullest extent. We will establish systems and internal structures for all settings within the University, including entrance, student life, research, education, employment, and promotion, to ensure that participants are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, presence or absence of disabilities and disorders, age, language, religion, faith, origin, status, family relations, and such.
Hitotsubashi University includes students and teaching staff with various attributes and backgrounds, and aims to create an academic community where they can all engage in activities with mutual respect for differences. We will guarantee educational and research opportunities within the University and raise awareness to ensure that everyone affiliated with the University can participate in all activities comfortably, both physically and mentally.
March 29, 2023