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Panel Examines National Universities

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Science  13 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5430, pp. 997
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5430.997b

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TOKYO-- This week a blue-ribbon panel assembled by Japan's education ministry began debating ways to loosen the government's grip on the 98 national universities. But the promise of greater independence is mixed with fears that the government's desire to cut costs may be stronger than its commitment to high-quality university education and research.