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ERIC Number: EJ720726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Universities and Government in Post-War Japan
Yamamoto, Shinichi
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v34 n3 p105-126 2004
Japan's higher education system, in which private universities and colleges play an important part, has embarked on far-reaching reform in the 1990s. Its main objective was to free the national (public) universities from tight control by the central government and to give them more autonomy. In light of dramatic demographic changes, especially a much smaller proportion of people of traditional university age, and considering that higher education research was not useful to Japanese industry, the status and management of public universities have been transformed to allow more autonomy, competition, and private sector-style management. Meanwhile, mechanisms have been introduced to hold the newly independent universities more accountable. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan