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Hiroshima University
Ph.D.(Michigan State University)
Research funding number

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Director, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University
Apr 2012
Mar 2014
Professor, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University
Apr 2004
Mar 2012
Professor, Center for National University Finance and Management
Oct 2002
Mar 2004
Professor, Center for National School Finance
Apr 1987
Sep 2002
Associate Professor, School of Human Relations, Sugiyama Jogakuen University


Sep 1977
Jun 1983
Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, Michigan State University
Apr 1977
Mar 1981
Graduate School of Education Doctral Course, Nagoya University
Apr 1975
Mar 1977
Graduate School of Education Master's Course, Nagoya University
Apr 1970
Mar 1975
Nagoya University

Committee Memberships

Apr 2017
evaluator chairperson

Published Papers

Free K-16 Education in Japan: Government's New Policy proposal in 2017
Current issues and future prospects in private universities of Japan   13-27   Mar 2018   [Invited]
Public Expenditure on Higher Education in Japan
Higher Education Forum   Vol.7 pp53--pp67   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
It examines the trend of public expenditure on higher education in Japan using both longitudinal and international comparative data.
An Overview of the Higher Education System in Japan
The Journal of Finance and Management in Colleges and Universities   special Edition p1--p12   Jun 2008   [Refereed]

Books etc

Cycles of University Reform: Japan and Finland Compared
Maruyama, Fumihiro and Dobson, Ian R et al (Part:Joint Editor)
Center for National Finance and Management   2012   ISBN:ISSN 1349-3477
University Reform in Finland and Japan
Aarrevaara, Timo and Maruyama, Fumihiro et. al (Part:Joint Editor)
Tampare University Press   2008   ISBN:ISBN 978-951-44-7305-0

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: 2016 - 2018
Project Year: 2012 - 2014
Project Year: 2007 - 2010    Investigator(s): MARUYAMA, Fumihiro
Governments in developed countries recently tend to cut public expenditure on higher education mainly due to their budget deficiencies. This research found that State universities in US had raised tuition to keep their quality of education while n...
Project Year: 2004 - 2007    Investigator(s): MARUYAMA, Fumihiro
Across the country the tuition charges of all the national university were set up at the same level in every year. But as a result that each national university was given an independent corporation status in the year of 2004, it is allowed to dete...
Project Year: 2003 - 2006    Investigator(s): AMANO, Ikuo
The aim of this study project is to clarify the possible effects of National University Reform in 2004 which each national university has given a status as a corporation. To accomplish to find out the consequences in the area of administration, fi...