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Japanese govt. plans fund to boost universities

NHK has learned that the Japanese government plans to create a fund aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of the nation’s universities.   The money will be for nurturing young researchers and improving facilities.   It will be allocated to universities that actively work on increasing their global competitiveness in research and development or improving management and personnel systems.  ….Read more

  • December 5, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 8:03 a.m.
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40% of universities considering offering multiple enrollment times: survey

Forty percent of Japan’s leading universities are considering offering multiple enrollment times, such as in both September and April, a survey of university presidents conducted by the Nikkei found. The plan is intended to attract more students from the U.S. and Europe. But many respondents remained cautious about the plan to introduce a September enrollment system for elementary, junior high,….Read more

  • December 2, 2020
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Editorial: Universities need to reorganize to enhance attractiveness via strategic management

With the decrease in the population of 18-year-olds, the severity of the management environment for universities is increasing. It is necessary to make efforts to enhance management efficiency and improve the quality of education through mergers and strengthening cooperation.   Keio University and Tokyo Dental College announced that they have started discussions to merge their educational corporations and to integrate….Read more

  • December 2, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:09 p.m.
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Fukuoka Consulate hosts election watch event for students

NHK’s nationwide 7 p.m. news program reported on an election watch event hosted by the U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka that was held on Wednesday at Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka. During the event, the students participated in mock voting for the U.S. president. The network quoted Fukuoka Consulate Principal Officer John Taylor as saying that he was pleased to know….Read more

  • November 4, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei , NHK
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Medical school sued for bias against female applicants

Four women who took entrance exams for St. Marianna University School of Medicine filed a lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court on Oct. 14, accusing the institution of sexual discrimination and demanding compensation.   Similar lawsuits have been filed by those who took entrance exams for Tokyo Medical University and Juntendo University since 2018, after it became known that the….Read more

  • October 15, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:21 p.m.
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University of Tokyo’s maiden bond sale sells out by factor of six

KOHEI ONISHI, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — The University of Tokyo has become the first Japanese national university to issue its own bonds, and the offer promptly sold out to a broad range of investors.   The 20 billion yen ($189 million) issue of 40-year debt, announced Thursday, attracted 126 billion yen of investor demand. That is more than six times the size….Read more

  • October 9, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:46 a.m.
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Recipients of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research will have to disclose foreign funding

The government will add Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kaken-hi) to the list of funds whose recipients (research laboratories) must disclose funding from foreign entities. The measure aims to prevent dual-use advanced technology from leaking overseas. Kaken-hi is provided by an independent administrative agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Originally, the government planned to limit the application of the….Read more

  • September 29, 2020
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Japanese universities to resume face-to-face classes

Tokyo, Sept. 26 (Jiji Press)-Many universities in Japan are set to resume face-to-face classes, albeit partially, in the second half of the current academic year, which starts in autumn, while taking all possible measures against the novel coronavirus.     Most of them are expected to adopt a “hybrid” system in which both online and face-to-face systems are used to reduce infection risks.….Read more

  • September 26, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:00 a.m.
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Hiroshima University to host international branch of Arizona State

This article was contributed by Mitsuo Ochi, President of Hiroshima University.   Hiroshima University (HU) has signed an agreement with Arizona State University (ASU) to launch an international branch of ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management on HU’s Higashi-Hiroshima campus in October 2020. Students will be admitted starting in August 2021. This will mark the first time for a national….Read more

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 18
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Women make up record 45.5% of university students in Japan: study

TOKYO – Women accounted for a record 45.5 percent of students enrolled in university courses in Japan as of May 1, the provisional results of a recent government study showed Tuesday.   The annual education ministry survey showed the number of students had increased by 14,752 from a year earlier to 2.62 million, marking an all-time high for the sixth….Read more

  • August 25, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 9:41 p.m.
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