Tag - universities



Machine learning could assist in cancer research by flagging papers likely to fail replication attempts, potentially improving the quality control process.
Feb 21, 2024
The scandals rocking cancer science matter to your health
Trouble emerged years before the most recent scandal in which investigators found data manipulation in a slew of high-profile cancer research papers.
A seminar on preventing suicide among young people is held at the Department of Psychology at Nara University in Nara Prefecture on Nov. 20.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 20, 2024
Japanese college students called on to help prevent youth suicides
Some of the topics being taught to student include cyberbullying and truancy among young children.
The University of Tokyo's Hongo campus
Feb 19, 2024
University of Tokyo to launch new program with 50% foreign students
The course aims to nurture talent to lead efforts to resolve global issues such as climate change, a university source said.
The Temple University Japan campus in Tokyo. The university plans to open a satellite campus in the city of Kyoto in 2025.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 9, 2024
New Temple University campus set to open in Kyoto in January 2025
Temple plans to offer English-language courses to elementary and junior high school students, in addition to its regular undergraduate programs.
University students experience taking care of a child at the house of a company employee taking child care leave in Osaka.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 5, 2024
1 in 5 Japanese university students do not want children: survey
The largest cohort at 57.4% cited "a lack of confidence about raising a child" as their reason.
The University of Toronto campus. International students are a cash cow for Canadian universities and a slowdown will be a blow to the institutions.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 18, 2024
Canadian study permits for Indian students drop due to dispute
Fewer Indian students applied due to a diplomatic dispute over the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada.
Lowell House on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jan 4, 2024
What’s bad for Harvard is good for the rest of us
The elite degree and the signal it sends is neither as accurate nor as valuable as the Ivy League would like you to think.
Claudine Gay, former president of Harvard University
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2024
Harvard chief’s abrupt exit exposes decade-spanning rifts
The school’s first Black leader resigned after just six months due to plagiarism allegations and anger over her handling of antisemitism on campus.
Then-Harvard University President Claudine Gay attends a candle lighting ceremony for the seventh night of Hanukkah on Harvard University’s campus on Dec. 13. Faced with a new round of accusations over plagiarism in her scholarly work, Harvard’s president Claudine Gay announced her resignation on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Harvard president resigns after rows over plagiarism, anti-Semitism
Claudine Gay had come under ferocious attack over plagiarism accusations and her response to antisemitism on campus amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Aoyama Gakuin University takes a first-day lead of the annual two-day Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay on Tuesday.
Jan 2, 2024
Aoyama Gakuin University takes lead on day one of Hakone ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University took a first-day lead of 2 minutes, 38 seconds over defending champion Komazawa University.
University of Tokyo students attend their graduation ceremony in the capital's Bunkyo Ward on March 24.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 22, 2023
Japan to expand subsidized college tuition for large families
Free college tuition will be offered to at least one child in a family with three or more children, regardless of its income.
Harvard University President Claudine Gay testifies before a United States House of Representatives hearing on antisemitism in American campuses on Dec. 5.
Dec 18, 2023
U.S. campus antisemitism debate muddles nuances of free speech
The debate on antisemitism in U.S. campuses doesn’t lend itself to easy answers. What is free speech and what harmful conduct is down to context.
Nihon University's board of directors have decided in an extraordinary session to bring the club's 83-year history to an end.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 15, 2023
Nihon University officially opts to disband American football club
Nihon University has officially moved to disband its renowned American football team after some members were arrested over the possession or purchase of illegal drugs, a source with knowledge of the matter said Friday.
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
WORLD / Politics
Dec 12, 2023
Disunity deepens at Harvard as Israel's war on Gaza charges debate
Rhetoric has reached a fever pitch since testimony in Congress by the university’s first Black president, who has only been in the role since July.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a government meeting on child policies on Monday.
Dec 12, 2023
Japan to boost spending on measures to tackle low birthrate
The government will make official a program that will have nursery schools accept children even if both parents do not work, among other measures.
With the envisioned free university tuition program for families with three or more children, the government hopes to step up its financial assistance to households struggling with education costs.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 7, 2023
Japan plans to make university tuition free for large families
The program will cover households with three or more children from fiscal 2025.
Mariko Hayashi, chairperson of Nihon University, bows her head in apology at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 4, 2023
Nihon University chair vows to continue reforms despite calls to quit
The vice president and president have decided to resign to take responsibility for a drug scandal involving the American football team.
The main office of Nihon University in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2023
Nihon University football player admits to drug charges
The trial was concluded the same day, with the prosecution seeking an 18-month imprisonment and the defense asking for a suspended sentence.
The Nihon University American football team's field in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Wednesday
Nov 29, 2023
Nihon University to disband American football club over drug scandal
The decision brings an end to the 83-year history of one of the nation’s most prominent college football teams.
A visitor to an American college fair at a Marriott Hotel in Beijing poses for a souvenir photo next to an eagle mascot on Sept. 23. Students have been traveling between China and the U.S. for generations, propelled by ambition, curiosity and a belief that their time abroad could help them better their and their countries’ futures.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Can U.S.-China student exchanges survive geopolitics?
Official rhetoric belies obstacles both governments have continued to erect, driven by the same nationalism and concerns about national security.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves