http://d1435t697bgi2o.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/psmagcover-10-small.jpgBy . Why Japan’s minister for education and science is making it a priority to double the import and export of university students.
When high school graduates from outside the region attend a local college, that counts as an export of higher education. The international trade of such services is booming. Japan wants a piece of the action. Minister for Education and Science Hakubun Shimomura outlines the challenge:
We want Japanese universities to increase the number of international faculty, raise the number of classes conducted in English and introduce standardized tests like Toefl as a means to lift English skills. We also want to double the flow of students coming to Japan and those leaving Japan for overseas institutions. More...