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University of Tsukuba to open 1st Japan college campus abroad in Malaysia

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"We hope to lead efforts in expanding Japanese-style education overseas," said Maki Tsujimura, head of the office at the university overseeing preparations for the opening of the new campus.

For many of us who work and teach here in Japan, I'm not so sure that exporting Japanese-style education is the best idea.

Also, 40 students requires 40 faculty members? "Man to man" studying is this new Japanese-style education?

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Why Malaysia?

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I think this is a great move for UT. Malaysia is famous for twinning programs from all over the world, meaning you graduate with a local degree plus a foreign degree but spending way less money. It has proven to be very successful with many students who couldn't afford to study overseas. A lot of Japanese are already studying at local university such as Taylor's or Sunway but they will graduate with double degree. I am sure with this move more and more people will get to know UT and it is definitely a good move for them.

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Also, 40 students requires 40 faculty members? "Man to man" studying is this new Japanese-style education?

Admissions are 40, but that is different from the student number since its only how many enter each year. If its a 4 year program the student body would be about 160.

I imagine some of those 40 Faculty will just be dispatched to teach intensive courses for a few weeks at a time from Tsukuba. The number of full time faculty there is likely to be smaller.

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Also, 40 students requires 40 faculty members? "Man to man" studying is this new Japanese-style education?

The way the population is falling in Japan it could well be the Japanese-style education of the future.

Think UT is a pretty good uni, but there are better options out in the wider world for Malaysia.

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