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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 »

University of Tokyo ranked No. 1 in Asia: global survey

University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo is once again the highest-performing tertiary institution in Asia, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Wednesday. The prestigious university moved up four places from last year to 23rd in this year’s table. Japan also solidified its position as Asia’s number one nation, with a total of five top-200 universities. Kyoto University was ... 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: Universities use J-pop, manga to attract would-be students

J-pop

With declining enrollments at his junior college, Tokutaro Ushijima thinks he’s found one way to attract more students: pop idol training. The political philosophy professor at Nishi-Nippon Junior College, a two-year school in the southern city of Fukuoka, has found his cause celebre by starting the unconventional “Department of Media Promotion.” In its third year, Ushijima oversees 32 teenage and ... Read More »

University of Tokyo maintains reputation as top institution in Asia: survey

University of Japan

The University of Tokyo remains the most prestigious institution of higher education in Asia, according to a study released, but the editor of the study said Japan is slipping in relative academic prominence and some action is needed to fight competition. The institution came in ninth in this year’s Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, an annual survey of academic ... Read More »

Japan: Universities to get 180 billion yen in govt. funds

University of Tokyo

The government plans to contribute 180 billion yen to state-run and private universities to encourage the development of practical applications for basic scientific research results. By using private funding as an incentive, the government aims to foster alliances between business and academic circles to create practical businesses from research results. The government will include the plan in its packages of ... Read More »

Japan: Kyoto University researchers discover marker for cancer stem cells

Researchers working on a way to cure cancer say they have finally found a marker that can distinguish cancer stem cells. Using the marker in a mouse with colon cancer, the team at Kyoto University was able to target the cancer stem cells for extermination. That led to almost all cancer cells disappearing from the rodent. Researchers hope the discovery ... Read More »

Japan: University, grad school enrollments to study nuclear energy drop by 16%

Enrollments at departments offering majors in nuclear energy-related studies at seven universities in Japan have dropped by 16 percent this year in the wake of the nuclear crisis triggered by the massive earthquake and tsunami last March. Students enrolling in undergraduate and graduate courses at the seven universities in the country allowing first-year students to choose their major in such ... Read More »

Middle East: 23 Japanese institutions to join education expo

Twenty-three Japanese universities and language schools will take part in the international education conference and exhibition to get under way April 17-20 at the Riyadh International Exhibition Center under the auspices of the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education. “The participation of 16 Japanese universities and seven language schools will give them the opportunity to show the high-quality of education provided ... Read More »

Japan: 12 universities to launch forum on fall enrollment

University of Tokyo

Twelve leading universities have agreed to establish a forum of their presidents to discuss switching the start of the academic year to fall to conform to educational institutions overseas, the University of Tokyo said. One of the university’s seven executive vice presidents, Takao Shimizu, made the announcement during a news conference to unveil the final report by an in-house panel ... Read More »

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