The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has selected Tohoku University as the first candidate for recognition as an international university for outstanding research, which aims to achieve world-class research capabilities.Based on the conditions indicated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's expert panel, it is necessary to rework the system strengthening plan, but if it is approved, it will receive tens of billions of yen annually from the investment profit of the 10 trillion yen university fund that the government will spend. be done.
According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, a total of 10 universities, including Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Kyoto University, and Kyushu University, applied for the first open call for international universities for outstanding research.The panel of experts held a total of 12 meetings to conduct hearings, and conducted field surveys at Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, and Kyoto University. Evaluating these and other factors, Tohoku University was selected as a candidate for accreditation.
Tohoku University has made three promises, including the creation of social value that transforms the future. The attitude of working on global research such as disaster science was highly evaluated.
However, in response to a plan to increase the annual amount of private-sector funding of about 100 billion yen over the next 25 years by more than 10 times, the panel of experts said, "It will be difficult to achieve this by simply extending the conventional line."
The International University of Excellence was established to establish a university in Japan with an environment that attracts world-class researchers.Support continues for up to 25 years from the investment profit of the university fund.If Tohoku University revises the plan, it is expected to be officially certified in the 2024 academic year.The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology plans to open a second round of applications by the end of the 2024 academic year and gradually increase the number of accredited schools.
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