Mentor System

Under the Mentor System, the teaching and non-teaching staff, researchers and graduate students of the University are able to obtain help in solving issues concerning the pursuit of research, career planning, and balancing work and life events that are not easy to solve on one’s own, by obtaining the assistance of mentors, who are highly experienced seniors. The mentors’ advice results in those being advised making comments such as “I am able to gain advice of pioneers in research,” “I can sort out the issues I face,” and “I have stopped blaming myself as being the only ‘bad’ person.” A mentor means somebody who is a good advisors and leader, someone who will offer sympathetic aid and act as a model for people’s work and careers as well as being a good person to talk to about life itself. The person offering the advice is called a “mentor” and the recipient of the advice a “mentee.”