Motohisa Kaneko


Professor Motohisa Kaneko received Bachelor of Education, and Master of Education from the University of Tokyo, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  He joined the Institute of Economic Development, Japan, after graduation from the University of Tokyo.  He also served as consultant for World Bank and as Visiting Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Albany, before joining the Research Institute for Higher Education at Hiroshima University.  He moved then to the School of Education at the University of Tokyo, where he is now Professor of Higher Education.  After serving as director of the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education at the University of Tokyo, he is now Dean of The Graduate School of Education.   He also serves as a member in a number of public councils, including the Central Education Council, a major government organ to designate educational policies in Japan.  His academic interest covers higher education, economics of education, and development and education, on which he has published extensively.


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