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March 28, 2010

Ministry of Education ranks national universities

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The Ministry of Education has carried out an assessment of 86 national universities in Japan so as to decide on the size of financial the subsidies to be allocated to each university. The assessment considered the level of education and research and also the operational management of each university.

The Daily Yomiuri reports: 'The highest score (70) went to Nara Institute of Science and Technology, which received high marks for its research activities. Also in the top 20 were such medical colleges as Shiga University of Medical Science and Hamamatsu University School of Medicine. The 20 worst entities included six teacher-training universities, such as Hokkaido University of Education. The lowest figure of 35.39 was received by Hirosaki University.

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