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ERIC Number: EJ1071837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
The Internationalization of Japan's Academy across Research and Non-Research Universities
Huang, Futao
Journal of Studies in International Education, v19 n4 p379-393 Sep 2015
The purpose of this article is to look at the internationalization of both Japanese faculty members' teaching and research activities and their affiliated institutions, as well as their views on international connections between research universities and non-research universities based on major findings from the latest national survey which was implemented in 2011. The study begins with a brief introduction to the research framework and methodology. Then by dividing all Japanese universities into two types--research universities and non-research universities--it examines important observations about the teaching and research activities which were undertaken by individual academics and occurred in their institutions, as well as individual academics' attitudes toward international issues. The study concludes by providing two major findings: First, the overall internationalization of Japan's universities is primarily concerned with the attraction of foreign students to Japanese campus and sending out Japanese students to other countries at an institutional level, while at an individual level, a majority of academics are still receptive to new ideas from foreign books and journals in comparison with their views on other international connections; second, there appears to be a much higher level of international activities in which respondents from research universities are involved and which are carried out in research universities. Furthermore, the study presents some implications for research, policy, and institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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