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June 25, 2010

Dean of Temple University says Japanese government should stop keeping private universities on life support

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Bruce Stronach, the Dean of Temple University Japan, says that some private Japanese universities are going to have to die. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: 'The "elephant in the room," he said he has told government lawmakers, is the huge oversupply of private universities, about half of which are falling below government-set enrollment quotas. "Some of these universities are going to have to die," he said. Japan's education ministry should get "out of the business of keeping these universities on life support and get them on quality control."

'Of the roughly 40 U.S. colleges that opened for business in Japan during the 1980s, Temple is the only one still running. Long after its competitors went home licking their wounds during the two-decade hangover from Japan's economic boom, the 28-year-old campus is surviving, and even thriving.'

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We agree that Temple University competitors went home licking their wounds during the two-decade hangover from Japan's economic boom. Temple has used it's quality as the number one reason to attend. We applaud Mr. Stronach, the Dean of Temple University Japan for a job well done! TheJEGroup! Japanese-Experts.com

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