The result of How to evaluate the status of basic research in Japanese universities and what kind of measures should be taken? – Summary of the workshop on the TEITEN survey (March 2013) –

NISTEP expert survey on Japanese S&T and innovations system (NISTEP TEITEN survey)
aims to track the status of S&T and innovation system in Japan through the survey to Japanes e
experts and researchers in universities, public research institutions, and private firms. The
survey revealed the experts’ increasing concern to the current status of Japanese universities,
such as the shortage of young scholars; decreasing trends of time for research; decreasing of
block fund of national universities; and slow advancement of internationalization. The status
varies across the field of science and technology and the size of universities . In addition to this,
bibliometric studies of scientific publication show decreasing of presence of Japan in scientific
publications in the world.
The workshop on the TEITEN survey was held in order to understand how the issues found in
the TEITEN survey are interrelated and to discuss what kind of measures should be taken to
raise the position of Japan in scientific publications. This report records discussions in the
workshop and summarizes messages gotten from the workshop.