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Kyoto University will open a liaison office in Shanghai early next year in an effort to attract overseas students, university officials said Monday.

The university, which also opened a liaison office in the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward in May to strengthen its network in the Tokyo metropolitan area, will use the Shanghai office as its base for the rest of Asia, the officials said.

The university is believed to be intensifying its campaign to attract foreign students in order to prepare for the introduction of a new budgetary system for state-run universities. Under the new system, the universities will be required to be more financially independent.

Kyoto University, located in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward, is one of the most prestigious state-run universities in Japan. It will probably open the liaison office in Fudan University in Shanghai at the beginning of next year.

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