Jul 14, 2015

South Korea professor forced former student to eat feces: police

South Korean police said Tuesday they have detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts. The alleged violence began after the professor hired the ex-student in 2013 as an employee ...

Jul 10, 2015

Japan hopes to host 50% more foreign students by 2020

The government aims to boost the number of foreign students in Japan by 50 percent by 2020 to invigorate international exchanges. The tourism agency and the education ministry said Thursday they began discussions at an advisory panel on how best to attract educational tours ...

Jun 27, 2015

University autonomy under fire

Education minister Hakubun Shimomura and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are moving dangerously close to trampling on the academic independence of universities.

New university entrance exams to test ability to think

Jun 19, 2015

New university entrance exams to test ability to think

The education ministry has unveiled an outline of new university entrance examinations featuring questions designed to gauge the applicants’ ability to think. The new system will replace the National Center Test for University Admissions, also known as the sentaa shiken, in fiscal 2020, officials ...