This is a post I wrote quite a while ago in response to Shige’s post about Japanese Universities. I had intended to place it as a comment on his blog, but it got so long that I decided to just make a blog post out of it. Then I kept it as Draft and didn’t publish it until now.
However, people say that all the Japanese universities’ students’ levels are so low compare to other countries’.
Why? Because usually we don’t study after enrolling in our universities. In order to enroll in universities we study very hard, and that’s all. We don’t need to study that much in order to graduate, especially in Kyoto University.
What is the cause of this? I heard Hai Minh say something about the competition between professors: They all want students to work in the lab. So they cannot ask too much work from students in the courses, because then the students would be too busy to work in the lab. Did I interpret that correctly?