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Childcare Support Room & Resting Rooms

  • Mio Murao (Associate Prof.Department of Physics)
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Childcare Support Room: ex. Faculty of Science Bldg.1 (women-only)

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Resting Room: Faculty of Science Bldg.2 (women-only)

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Resting Room: Faculty of Science Bldg.3 (women-only)

We would like to announce that a childcare support room & resting rooms at the School of Science have opened on April 1, 2008.

The childcare support room has been created to support the members (students, postdocs, faculty and office members, etc.) of the Faculty of Science and the School of Science with young children. It is equipped with a crib, a small bed for changing diapers, a pot for milk formula, a microwave, a refrigerator, etc. There is also a nursing room inside the childcare support room.

If you want to use the childcare support room, please contact General Affairs / School of Science (ext. 24005, e-mail: ). After submitting an application form, an interview by a caretaker of the room will be carried out. Applicants are granted access to the childcare support room after understanding the rules for the room and also providing information about their childcare circumstances.

Work-life balance is an important issue especially for researchers with young children. On the other hand, in science, intensive work is required for competing with researchers around the world. To achieve both a high quality of research and a work-life balance, we need to develop new ideas and support systems. We hope that this is a first step for establishing a network of people who are raising children in our faculty to share the ideas, experience and knowledge.

We also would like to announce that resting rooms of the School of Science are available. The resting rooms are provided for the members of the Faculty of Science and the School of Science who need to take a rest temporarily due to health reasons. The rooms are located in ex. Faculty of Science Bldg.1 (women-only), Faculty of Science Bldg.2 (two rooms; men-only & women-only) and Faculty of Science Bldg.3 (women-only).

If you want to use one of the resting rooms, please contact the following offices;

ex. Faculty of Science Bldg. 1 → General Affairs / School of Science

Faculty of Science Bldg. 2 → Department of Biological Sciences Office

Faculty of Science Bldg. 3 → Department of Biophysics & Biochemistry Office

You need to read and understand the rules before borrowing the key for the room. The operating hours of the resting rooms are limited to business hours. You have to return the key on the same day. If a caretaker of the room finds any inappropriate use of the rooms (e.g., using the rooms to take a nap etc.), the user may be ordered to leave. In addition, each room has its own rules. Please check the corresponding rules of the room you are going to use.