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  • The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The percentage of Japanese research papers in the world has decreased in recent years, and universities are faced with the challenge of improving international competitiveness through university-wide, continuous improvements of research systems and environments and research management reforms.

Given this situation, the program supports securing of research management personnel, intensive research environment reforms and other measures for research skill enhancement taken by universities and other research institutes to increase universities conducting excellent, world-class research activities and strengthen research skills throughout Japan.

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