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Aizawa, Ikuya; Rose, Heath – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In 2014, Japan's Ministry of Education (MEXT) announced the Top Global University Project (TGUP), a large-investment initiative to internationalise higher education that implicitly signalled increased emphasis on English-medium instruction (EMI) at Japanese universities. Despite substantial funding behind the initiative, little research has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Higher Education
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Rose, Heath; McKinley, Jim – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article analyzes a recent initiative of Japan's Ministry of Education, which aims to internationalize higher education in Japan. The large-investment project "Top Global University Project" (TGUP) has emerged to create globally oriented universities, to increase the role of foreign languages in higher education, and to foster global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Based on case studies of China and Japan, this study undertakes comparative research on major aspects of university curriculum and instruction-teaching activities of academics, their role in curriculum development, and their perceptions of these activities--between a mass and a universal higher education system. Major findings from the APA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mass Instruction, Access to Education, Cultural Context
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Fryer, Luke K. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
During the past decade, quantitative researchers have examined the first-year university experience from both variable-centred and person-centred perspectives. These studies have, however, generally been cross-sectional and therefore often failed to address how student learning changes during this transition. Furthermore, research has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Longitudinal Studies, Student Surveys
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Leng, Phirom – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
This study examines the mutuality issue in international partnership programs between Cambodian universities and universities in France, the USA, Japan and South Korea. It adopts Galtung's and Held's four aspects of mutuality as its conceptual framework and follows a qualitative case study research design. The study finds that most partnership…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Case Studies
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de Rassenfosse, Gaétan; Williams, Ross – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
With the advent of mass higher education and the consequent absorption of significant national resources, both public and private, it is inevitable that universities are increasingly expected to meet a range of societal needs. They are expected to "connect" with society at large. In this paper, we argue that connectivity is best…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Research, Instruction
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Arimoto, Akira – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
From a framework of this study, modern society may be explained by a paradigm transformation from ascription to achievement and also from particularism to universalism. According to this hypothesis, Japanese university society has not developed successfully for more than the closed society to the opened society. This paper intends to deal with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Productivity, Social Stratification
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Yonezawa, Akiyoshi; Shimmi, Yukiko – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
In order to strengthen their international presence, universities pursuing a world-class status are striving to increase their internationalization. Internationalization implies a transformation of university governance, especially for universities in a non-English-speaking system such as Japan's. This paper examines the challenges of…
Descriptors: Governance, College Administration, Educational Policy, Barriers