Nagoya University, a heavyweight in research that has produced more than one-fifth of Japan’s Nobel Prize winners has two fundamental goals: to contribute to the sustainable development of society and the happiness of all human beings. Here, its president discusses why diversity, internationalization and courageous intellectuals are key to its visionRead More
As Japan sets its sights on a future where technology is integrated into virtually every aspect of life, the country’s Education Ministry is considering radical changes that would shake up the traditional education system and position the country as a global role model for teaching in the digital eraRead More
On average it takes students 16 years to pass through the Japanese education system. That's why Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's minister of education, has his sights set on the future and is carefully transforming the system to ensure students passing through Japanese schools will be well equipped to lead in a rapidly changing worldRead More
Founded on the principles of freedom and innovation, Ritsumeikan University has evolved considerably during its nearly 150 years of history while remaining true to its core values. The university’s president Mikio Yoshida describes the university’s transformation into one of the country’s most international and innovative institutions of higher educationRead More
From manga to cosplay, Meiji University in Tokyo is using the Cool Japan brand to establish international academic partnerships around the world. Keiichiro Tsuchiya, the university’s president, explains the power of culture, diversity and liberty in education and why integrity is fundamental for creating global human resourcesRead More
Hideo Ohno, the president of Tohoku University, is confident the university’s students will not to just keep up with the digital revolution, but lead it. He explains the university's cutting-edge research and why its international student body is poised to take the reigns of an innovative futureRead More
From using algae to create zero-carbon emission fuel to studying sleep at the molecular level, the University of Tsukuba ’s motto “to try something new” has global consequences. Kyosuke Nagata, the university’s president, describes how experimentation at the institutional level has helped create a home for some of the world’s most groundbreaking researchRead More
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