The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) decided on a basic policy for promoting the strengthening of the system in response to the enactment of the Law for International Universities for Excellence.It aims to actively support international universities for excellence in research through university funds, etc., and has set three goals, including the realization of the world's leading research university.

 According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese universities have recently been facing a problem of declining research capabilities, including a decline in the world's share of the number of highly cited papers.The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology believes that the reason for this is the disparity in financial strength, and plans to provide intensive support to universities that have been certified as international universities for outstanding research from the investment profits of university funds on a scale of 10 trillion yen.

 Under the basic policy, the international university for outstanding research will serve as a base for the formation of intellectual assets, the creation of social value, and the creation of innovation, and will serve as a place where top-class researchers from around the world gather. He set the goal of realizing a university.

 Furthermore, we will build an attractive research environment and lead the world's academic network by becoming a global knowledge base. It also aims to become a core presence.As there is no one way or way to achieve these goals, I hope that the government will not seek a uniform approach, and that it will formulate measures to strengthen the system without being bound by conventional methods.

 The international university for outstanding research will start accepting applications from December 2022, and after the deadline at the end of March 12, the results will be announced around autumn after the first and second screenings.The subsidy is scheduled to start in 2023, and the second public offering will be conducted in stages, taking into consideration the operational status of the university fund.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Aiming to become a world-class research university through university funds

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