Japan to certify globally active universities to draw top students

Study abroad support and classes taught in foreign languages among requirements

TOKYO — Japan will introduce a system as early as fiscal 2024 to certify “global universities,” part of a goal to foster internationalization and send 500,000 Japanese students abroad annually by 2033.

Until now, there has been no system in place for the government to independently certify domestic universities that promote international initiatives. The certification will allow Japanese universities to boost exchange programs with prestigious foreign universities and draw in top students.

The certification system is expected to include requirements such as a minimum amount of foreign faculty members and internationally published research papers as well as the scale of international study programs.

Since fiscal 2014, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has been providing subsidies to universities that collaborate with the world’s top universities and focus on student development.

Read more : Nikkei Asia


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