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Japan iNote: Collaborating with Japan - policy context, challenges, opportunities


Since 2012, Japan’s government has established a series of policies designed to internationalise and revitalise its higher education sector.


This represents an opportunity for UK universities to scale up existing engagement with Japanese universities. This information note provides an analysis of the Japanese higher education landscape; maps the current state of collaboration and available funding sources; and presents UUKi’s recent work and priorities in this area.

News

International students paying through the nose for woefully inadequate document-checking service

29 July 2019
Concern is rising at UK universities as Sopra Steria – the company contracted to check documents and enrol biometric information as part of visa applications – is unable to meet demand, with students in some parts waiting 30 days to get an appointment

UUK and sector partners call for reform of the student visa system

18 July 2019
The government is being challenged to back-up its commitment to boosting international student numbers with reform to the new student visa route.

Blog

Higher education policy priorities for the new prime minister

31 July 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on how new Prime Minister Boris Johnson can can help maximise the role of universities for both his domestic and global ambitions.

Understanding international student mental health

26 March 2019
The University of Nottingham's Andy Winter on how the mental health needs of international students differ from those of home students.