Nation’s first Net-based university opens. ‘Cyber University, the nation’s first university that provides courses via the Internet, opened Sunday with an entrance ceremony in Fukuoka – transmitted in real time to students’ computers.
Sakuji Yoshimura, a popular Egyptologist who heads the school, and Ken Miyauchi, head of Japan Cyber Educational Institute, which operates the school, attended the ceremony together with some students.
The four-year university has two departments – information technology and world heritage – each taking about 600 students. Students can receive classes any time and any place via personal computers connected to a broadband network. The school offers four-year bachelor’s degrees.’