In pursuit of an inclusive world
Dr. Makoto Gonokami (UTokyo), the Chair of IARU, released the following message to IARU Community members.
Dear IARU community members,
The global outrage to the death of Mr. George Floyd is a sad reminder that our world has yet to overcome social and political injustices based on difference of race. IARU, a coalition of 11 universities that share common commitments to inclusive societies that treasure creation of knowledge across national or cultural boundaries, cannot accept racial intolerance, injustice or discrimination. As the president of the University of Tokyo, I further wish to add that Japan is not immune to racism, and that more efforts must be made to achieve a society which accepts social and cultural diversity. Let us work together to realize a common future that we all can share.
Chair of International Alliance of Research Universities
President of the University of Tokyo