Will a ¥10 trillion fund be the savior of Japan’s universities?

In what is dubbed “the last chance” for Japan to raise its academic output to the same level as its overseas peers, the government is set to make a huge investment in a select group of universities through a ¥10 trillion endowment fund.

While many scientists and policymakers agree that Japan’s universities need a big influx of cash to compete globally, whether the investment pays off hinges on how much universities can reform their stifling and inefficient research and management cultures, experts say.

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-Japan Times

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