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Japanese universities to set up office in Kochi

University of Tokyo

The liaison office of a number of prominent Japanese universities will be functioning in the city by next year. The major universities include University of Tokyo, Sophia University, Waseda University, Osaka University, Kyoto University, Meiji University and Ritsumeikan University. The office will be set up here at Kinfra hi-tech Park. At the moment, the varsities have offices in New Delhi ... Read More »

Japan proposes agricultural cooperation with ASEAN universities

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has proposed an agriculture-food related areas cooperation through universities around the Southeast Asian countries. Japanese Minister-Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission to ASEAN Takako Ito stated during her opening remarks at the “Symposium on Human Resource Development in Food-Related Area through Partnership with ASEAN Universities” here, on Tuesday, that the proposal ... Read More »

Govt to help universities enter world top 100

University of Japan

To help 10 Japanese universities move into the world’s top 100 universities over the next 10 years, the education ministry will provide each of them with 10 billion yen a year. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry plans to include this outlay in its fiscal 2014 budget requests. Designating 10 public or private universities as “super global universities,” ... Read More »

Japan: More students aim to go universities abroad

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By Fumihiko Ito/Yomiuri Shimbun With the increasing globalization of society, more high school students have been aiming to win an admissions spot at universities overseas. Private schools offering integrated middle and high school curriculums have traditionally sent many of their graduates to highly competitive Japanese universities, but recently such schools have been preparing students for the college admissions process in ... Read More »

University of Tokyo may switch to quarters

University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo may replace its two-semester academic year with a quarter system to make it easier to shift to fall enrollment and line up with international standards. Known as Todai, the nation’s most prestigious university released a report compiled and submitted to its board earlier this month by a university panel that is recommending the four-quarter system. The ... Read More »

Japan: Improving teaching at universities

University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo seeks to improve the quality of teaching methods at Japanese universities by introducing a new course for graduate students. This seemingly small but potentially important new direction marks a shift in priorities from research skills to teaching ability. For too long, the quality of classroom instruction at Japanese universities has been insufficient, with students bored by ... Read More »

Japan: Universities woo foreign students with lucrative courses

When you think of education from a global perspective, most students prefer going to the United States, UK and Australia to complete their graduation. Japan probably doesn’t figure in many students’ lists mainly because of the preconceived notions of language and cultural barriers. However Japanese universities are keeping a tenacious hold on the global student market by offer courses in ... Read More »

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