Nikkei Newspaper (October 11, 2012)
*Original link in Japanese
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) addressed the necessity for fundamental reform of university curriculum and teaching. Especially in meeting the needs of globalization and shift to knowledge economy, MEXT believes that development of logical thinking skills, leadership skills, and creativity among college students is crucial. In addition, to achieve these goals, MEXT suggests to reinforce alignment of university courses through close faculty communication, promote problem solving education, raise quality of teaching via teacher training, collaborate with private companies, transform university governance, and ensure financial resources.
For more information:
Interview with Tanaka, the MEXT Minister (in Japanese)