JAPAN: Three countries develop academic credit systemThe Yomiuri Shimbun. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry hopes the collaboration will encourage more students to study abroad.
Currently, individual universities in the three countries swap academic credits with each other at their own discretion. University education differs among the three countries, as do the number of academic credits required to graduate.
The ministry is keen to expand the standardisation to also cover universities in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. It plans to hold an initial meeting in Bangkok this moth to lay the groundwork for the plan.
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