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The Top Global University Project Launched by the MEXT

The Top Global University Project Launched by the MEXT

About the Project

As the world is economically globalizing further, in order for Japan to compete with the rest of the world, it is essential for universities in Japan to strengthen their international competitiveness and produce human resource who can play active roles in the globalizing world. Japan’s universities must undertake thorough reform and internationalization to ensure quality higher education that meets international standards and to foster their international competitiveness.

The Top Global University Project is a ten-year MEXT-led set of projects that supports universities attempting to achieve academic/administrative exchanges with top ranked universities in the world through administrative reforms on human resource and academic systems. It is also intended to provide support to those universities that seek to strengthen governance of the school to provide education to students with global competence.

The Top Global University Project is two-fold:

Type A: Top Type   13 universities selected

  • 11 national universities
  • 2 private universities

Type B: Global Traction Type   24 universities selected

  • 10 national universities
  • 2 public universities
  • 12 private universities

The Top Global University Project [outside link]