Jan 19, 2017

Hyogo universities aim to develop disaster experts with new programs

Universities in Hyogo Prefecture, which was hit by a devastating earthquake 22 years ago, are launching new programs to develop experts capable of leading efforts to respond to natural disasters. Drawing on experiences from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, the universities are aiming to ...

Dec 9, 2016

China's colleges must serve the Communist Party, Xi says

China’s President Xi Jinping has called for allegiance to the ruling Communist Party from the country’s colleges and universities, the latest effort by Beijing to tighten its hold on education. The government has campaigned against the spread of “Western values” at universities, and in ...

Dec 8, 2016

Kansai University bans use of military research subsidies

Kansai University will ban its researchers from applying for Defense Ministry funds for projects that could then be used for military technologies, its president said Thursday. The Defense Ministry’s subsidy program, which started in fiscal 2015, has drawn criticism from some academics who are ...