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ERIC Number: EJ827880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
Incorporation of National Universities in Japan
Oba, Jun
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v27 n3 p291-303 Nov 2007
In April 2004, Japanese national universities were incorporated and became much more autonomous from the government in their operations. Their managerial structure was realigned--placing the president at the centre of the decision-making process, and with the participation of external persons--to be more responsive to the changing needs of society. This article explores the impact of the reform on the national universities, focusing on how they handle increased autonomy in terms of financial and human resource management, evaluation, and so on. Then it analyses challenges for the future of national universities and argues for necessary conditions and policies to enable them to better serve society. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan