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Title: The Internationalization of Japanese Higher Education: Implications for 2012 and Beyond
Authors: Rivers, Damian
Abstract: It has been widely acknowledged that Japanese universities are lagging behind those of other major countries in developing and implementing globally focused strategies which aim to internationalize student and faculty populations. According to the latest Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) figures, in 2007 international students accounted for only 4% (123,829) of the total 2.8 million university enrollments nationwide. Furthermore, full-time (often on limited term contracts) foreign faculty represented a mere 3.4% (5,763) of the overall academic workforce (167,636). This paper documents a number of implications of recent efforts to further internationalize Japanese higher education institutions (HEIs). It reports on publically available discourse concerning specific programs and policies aimed at attracting more international students to Japan and the underlying economic motivations behind them in relation to the development of global talent as well as a number of social issues pertaining to discrimination and prejudice.
Research Achievement Classification: 国際会議/International Conference
Type: Conference Paper
Peer Review: あり/yes
Solo/Joint Author(s): 単著/solo
Date: 20-Apr-2010
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