15 May Unique Investment: Japanese University in Australia
Reflecting yet another example of the diversity of Japanese investment in Australia, Japan’s Nihon University, located in Tokyo, has purchased a heritage listed former court house in Newcastle, NSW as the basis of a campus outside Japan. This will be the University’s first campus overseas. Nihon University is edging closer to its 130th anniversary since establishment in 1889. Nihon University claims to be the largest university in Japan in terms of student numbers with 68,000 students. The largest number of students are in the fields of science and technology related subjects, with sizeable numbers in humanities and sciences, bioresource science and law studies. They have recently established a College of Sports Science which aims to tap into interest in the sports industry in Japan in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Three universities in Australia, The University of Queensland, Griffith University and Macquarie University are currently on their overseas partnerships list.