The academic research conference "RU11" (*), which consists of 11 national and private universities such as the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Waseda University, and Keio University, announced recommendations for promoting humanities and social sciences research.Since the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology issued a notice in June 2015 that it was perceived as requesting the abolition of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, it seems that the meaning of expressing an opinion on this was also included.

 According to the Academic Research Council, the promotion of research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences requires mutual support from a long-term perspective by the national government, and mutual understanding is needed to promote research that integrates science and technology with the natural sciences. We strongly request support for promotion.

 In addition, he raised the issue of developing human resources who can take on the challenge of broad education and global problem solving, and requested further support for such educational programs.

 In addition, the Academic Research Council requested the government to promote academic research based on free ideas, enhance support for young researchers who will open up the next generation, and expand support for researchers in short-term fixed-term posts.

 In addition, regarding the fact that Japanese universities have dropped in the world university rankings, it is impossible to evaluate universities with one index, and he said that he should not be overwhelmed by the fluctuations in the rankings.

* RU11
The official name is "Academic Research Council".A consortium that goes beyond the national and private establishment of a university (Research University) that has continued fierce academic competition around the world, with an emphasis on research and the development of advanced human resources through this.Established in November 21 at 11 universities (Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, Tokyo University, Waseda University, Keio University, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kyushu University), Tsukuba University, Tokyo in August 9 An industrial university has joined, and it is currently composed of 22 universities.

reference:[Waseda University] Opinions and recommendations regarding world university rankings from RU11, which consists of 11 universities in Japan, and support for young researchers.

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