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Ochanomizu University: Institute for Gender Studies (お茶の水女子大学ジェンダー研究センター)


General Information

Institute for Gender Studies,
Ochanomizu University Library
2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610
Opening Hours for Visitors

Parent Institution

The Institute for Gender Studies (IGS) was founded in 1996; however, the origin of the IGS dates back to 1975 when the archive of women’s studies was established. The archive was involved in collecting resources and research on related fields.  In 1986, the archive of women’s studies was reconstructed as the Institute for Women’s Studies, which was more geared towards academic research and educational activities.

In 2003, the institute launched “Frontiers of Gender Studies,” part of the 21st century Center of Excellence (COE) program funded by the Japanese government. Under the Institute's three related graduate studies programs, new postgraduate courses specializing in gender studies in social sciences were created.

In addition, IGS maintains an high international profile by inviting international scholars, and collaborating on research projects.  IGS also holds international symposia and public seminars, publishing it’s research outcomes and seminar presentations via its "Journal of Gender Studies," an annual journal.

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Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

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