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University Reform in Japan

22 September 2014, London

The Japanese Government is vigorously promoting university reform, and many universities are grappling with their own problems brought on by demographic change in Japan and various other issues.

Government initiatives such as the development of highly-skilled professionals or increased funding for the research and development of innovative technologies have continued apace, however university administrations across Japan has been facing challenges such as the decline in the population resulting from the country’s transition into an aging society and worldwide competition intensified by the globalisation of education.

Nagoya University is opening Asian Satellite Campuses in October 2014 in Vietnam, Cambodia and Mongolia to help train a greater number of graduates in these countries. In this session, President Michinari Hamaguchi of Nagoya University will explain some of the contentions regarding these reforms, and consider the problems Japanese universities will face in the future.

Contributors: Michinari Hamaguchi


Michinari Hamaguchi is President of Nagoya University (since 2009). Hamaguchi graduated with a degree in medicine from Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1975 and gained his M.D. and PhD in 1980. He remained at the School to begin his career as a research associate, and became Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis in 1993. In 2003, Hamaguchi became Professor in the Cancer Biology Division, and still serves in this role alongside his duties as President of the university. He is a Board Member of the Japan Cancer Association and is a Member of both the American Association for Cancer Research and American Society for Cell Biology.


Free but booking is essential at

22 September 2014, 6:00pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13 - 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP. Nearest tube: Baker Street

Tel:020 7486 4348

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation