Japan Pushes Universities Away From Liberal Arts

August 3, 2015

Japan's government is pushing universities to shift away from the liberal arts and toward business or vocational programs, The Wall Street Journal reported. All 86 of the country's national universities were required to submit restructuring plans, and were told that their government funding would depend, in part, on how they follow through on this government goal. Government  officials say that the changes will help the country's economy and Japan's efforts to have its top universities rise in global rankings.


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