Education & Career

Students from around the world study at New York University's satellite school in Abu Dhabi. © Courtesy of New York University

Universities from industrial nations putting down stakes in Islamic countries

TOKYO -- Japan, the U.S. and Europe are competing for Islamic minds. At least their institutions of higher education are. Many academic institutions from major industrial nations are expanding into various Islamic nations as demand grows for high...

  • New college admissions systems in Japan aim for global outlook

    TOKYO -- Japanese universities are rushing to revamp their admissions systems and curriculums to foster more globally minded students, according to a Nikkei survey of college presidents and other senior campus officials. In an online survey of 14...

  • 29 Indonesian, Filipino applicants pass nurse exam in Japan

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A total of 29 applicants from the Philippines and Indonesia have passed an annual national examination to qualify to work as nurses in Japan, the health ministry said Tuesday. They accounted for 10.4 percent of 280 applicants f...

  • Come to Japan and study for free

    SHIZUOKA -- Japan's Shizuoka University will offer higher education to students from other Asian countries for free. The move comes as growing numbers of manufacturers based in the prefecture foray into other parts of Asia. The academic insti...

  • Nagoya University weaves an Asiawide web

    NAGOYA -- Nagoya University is branching out far beyond its home base in central Japan. You could say the school wants to be an Asiawide institution, and it is putting new plans in motion to achieve that.

  • Pearson to expand low-cost schooling in poor countries

    TOKYO -- U.K. education and media company Pearson is expanding its private-school business aimed at developing countries, planning to open 30-50 junior high schools in the Philippines by 2015. The schools typically charge several dollars in month...

  • Foreign university admissions a new frontier for Japan's cram schools

    TOKYO -- Cram school operators and other education service providers in Japan are offering dedicated courses to prepare students for admission to overseas universities. Such offerings are expected to expand higher education options for Japanese s...

  • One Tokyo university shuns trend for recruiting foreign students

    TOKYO -- Major universities in Japan and other Asian countries are recruiting talented overseas students as education globalizes. One Tokyo university is bucking that trend. In 2002, Kokushikan University in Tokyo opened the School of Asia 21, an...

  • Despite recovery, Japanese students facing high hurdles in job hunting

    TOKYO -- Even though Japanese companies are boosting their hiring of new graduates in response to the economic recovery, university students still face picky employers determined to avoid a mismatch and willing to put their openings on hold. Univ...

  • Globalization of business activities changing competition among colleges

    TOKYO -- Japanese universities are stepping up programs to generate internationally-minded students, who are now in growing demand as an increasing number of companies seek opportunities in overseas markets. More than 1,000 students gathered at t...

  • Hong Kong university blends tech and biz, East and West

    HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is one of the rising stars in Asia's education firmament. In just over 20 years since its founding, HKUST is now ranked as one of the best in the region in numerous evaluations. In a...

  • Meiji University pours energy into linking Japan with Asean

    TOKYO -- Japanese universities are looking at ways to capitalize on economic growth overseas, primarily in the rest of Asia, as Japan's dwindling birthrate means fewer home-grown students down the road. Meiji University Vice President Etsuko Kats...

  • University of Tsukuba to let faculty recommend new students

    TOKYO -- Japan's University of Tsukuba says it will start screening and admitting several students a year based not on traditional admissions tests, but through the endorsement of faculty members. The process is set to start with the 2016 academic ye...

  • Japanese universities, firms teaming up to train engineers

    TOKYO -- Major universities are starting an initiative to help science and engineering graduate students gain professional experience by taking part in R&D at companies. Twelve schools, including the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University, and ...

  • Makeup artists trade group to bring Japanese touch to China

    SHANGHAI -- China is not exactly famous for its stellar customer service, but that may be about to change. A Japanese-style vocational training center was recently established in Shanghai to foster professionals for the country's service industry. ...

  • University of Tokyo most profitable among Japan's national learning institutions

    TOKYO -- The University of Tokyo topped the list of most profitable higher public education institutions in fiscal 2012, chalking up 4.5 billion yen ($42.7 million) in the equivalent of net profit for a company, according to a Nikkei survey. Amon...

  • Asian students continue to ace world education rankings

    TOKYO -- The OECD's latest international student assessment shows that Asia continues to have some of the highest scoring students in the world when it comes to reading, mathematics and science. Students in Shanghai topped all three rankings, whi...

  • 'Global' grads in demand at Japanese companies

    TOKYO -- The globalization of Japanese businesses has made English language ability one of the most important qualifications companies look for in new recruits, which in turn has raised the profile of Japan's "global five" universities among employer...

  • IT firms scramble into India's school market

    MUMBAI -- Foreign companies are stepping up marketing of their products for school education in India, hoping to take advantage of the Indian government's policy of raising the nation's educational level. Demand for education is strong especially...

  • Wanted: Japanese speakers in Indonesia

    BANDUNG, Indonesia -- English tends to be the lingua franca at large Japanese companies operating in Indonesia, while smaller Japanese firms there often prefer to use Japanese with local employees. Finding enough Japanese speakers, however, is provin...