The University of Tokyo rose to 36th from 42nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, announced Wednesday.
EU and Japan are partnering up to offer joint degree programs under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Partnerships. Switzerland is participating as an associate partner in the Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality program between Toyohashi University of Technology and the University of Eastern Finland, one of the three programs selected by the European Commission and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Students representing Japan have done well again at this year’s International Science Olympiads, at which high school pupils and equivalent-level students from various countries use their intellect to compete in a variety of scientific fields. Excellent individuals should be fostered extensively.
The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry announced a comprehensive plan to improve Japanese language education for foreign children, following the launch of a new system for accepting foreign workers in April.
In an unusual combination of disciplines, a basketball-shooting robot created by Japan’s leading automaker helped students at a Tokyo elementary school on Friday to learn math.
Many universities are establishing departments to help foster students in the age of artificial intelligence and big data, which refers to the collection of huge data sets that are often analyzed to reveal trends in human behavior. Amid calls from the government to accelerate efforts to train individuals in such fields, prestigious institutions are getting on board.
The education ministry will create a nationwide curriculum this autumn covering the basics of artificial intelligence, suitable for use at all the nation’s universities.
The whole body of a “cave lion,” a creature believed to have gone extinct about 10,000 years ago, was found in Siberian permafrost soil, Jikei University School of Medicine visiting Prof. Naoki Suzuki and a Russian research team announced Monday.
A Japanese team won second prize in an international race to accurately map the ocean floor using autonomous exploration robots, competition organizer XPrize Foundation announced at a ceremony in Monaco on Saturday.
Japanese high school senior Reo Okajima has won an award for a haiku in the Sustainable Development Goals category of a Haiku Festival at the United Nations International School in New York.