In the 2005 report, the Central Council for Education presented the future image of higher education expected for 2015-2020, including some numerical targets, but the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) summarized the progress and the Central Council for Education Subcommittee. It was shown to.It has also become clear that public spending on universities has increased, students study abroad, and universities are concentrating in the 23 wards of Tokyo.

 According to the Ministry of Education, the capacity of the university reached 2007% in 100, but as of 2016, it is only 93.9%.The number of applicants has increased more than expected, and although the number of students enrolled in junior colleges has decreased, the number of students enrolled in four-year colleges has increased.

In the correction of regional disparities, as a result of the abolition of the Factory Restriction Law and the lifting of restrictions on the establishment of universities in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the number of students was flat in the entire Tokyo area, but increased in the 23 wards, and it was concentrated in Tokyo. Is accelerating.

Regarding the acceptance of foreign students and the study abroad of Japanese students, the number of foreign students accepted is increasing, but the number of students studying abroad for the purpose of earning credits is decreasing.

The expansion of public spending on higher education has set a goal of raising it to the same level as Western countries, but spending as of 2013 is well below the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) average, far behind major developed countries. Is taking.The national university-related budget has also continued to decline due to financial difficulties.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] University Subcommittee (136th) Handouts> Document 3-2 Status after "Future Image of Higher Education in Japan [Report] (January 17, 1)"

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