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The Japanese government is planning to build a new, publicly-financed university in Okinawa dedicated to science, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education's David McNeill. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology will be headed by Stanford University particle physicist Jonathan Dorfan, classes will be given in English, and the faculty will be at least half non-Japanese.

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