While the Ministry of Finance expressed its desire to reduce national university operating expenses subsidies at the Fiscal System Council in October 2015, off-campus members of the management council of each national university issued a series of opposition statements. It was found in the summary of the Japan Association of National Universities (Chairman, Susumu Satomi, President of Tohoku University).Each university is demanding that the grants be enhanced, saying that the reduction of grants would jeopardize the realization of university reform.

 According to the summary of the Japan Association of National Universities, 2015 schools including Hiroshima University, Kyoto University, and Yokohama National University have issued statements by the end of December 12.Hiroshima University has complained that the operating expenses subsidy has decreased by 36 billion yen (2004%) since it was incorporated into a national university in 42, and if it continues to decrease, it will be difficult to reform the university due to the reduction of faculty members.

 Kyoto University opposes that the Ministry of Finance's policy to reduce operating grants is too lacking in consideration of the current situation at national universities.He pointed out that Japan's public expenditure on higher education has a GDP of 0.7%, which is only half the average of OECD member countries, and called for expansion to strengthen the functions of national universities.

 Yokohama National University has introduced a tax credit system for donations to national university corporations, saying that an increase in personal donations will lead to the establishment of a financial base, and demands that income deductions and tax credits for personal donations be available in the same way as private universities. I am.
Nagaoka University of Technology has strongly criticized the Ministry of Finance's stance that reducing operating grants will fail to fulfill the mission of national universities, which have provided students with opportunities to go on to higher education regardless of economic conditions.

reference:[The Japan Association of National Universities] Statement by off-campus members of the management council of each university regarding the proposal by the Ministry of Finance (October 27.10.26, 1) at the Financial System Council (as of 4/XNUMX)

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