Up to 5,000 students will be studying there.
The new Japanese online university will open in 2025. It is expected to be able to accept up to 5,000 students. It will be provisionally known as Zen University; the educational institution will only have one faculty. Still, what a faculty it will be! It will be attended by high school students who previously studied in online schools. They can learn intelligence and information activities, which seem to be important subjects for the university's founders, who are the giants of the information technology world, Dwango Co. and the Nippon Foundation. Courses will cost slightly less than three thousand dollars a year.
Dwango Corporation has already successfully opened an online school. Since 2016, the company has been running a high and middle school supplying online lessons. The experiment has been ongoing since that time. 8,000 students have already graduated from this school, a record for this region.
The new faculty became the second-largest university compared to the others in Japan. In first place is the Open University of Japan, where 15,000 students study. In 2022, 30% more students attended online schools than 10 years ago. The number of these schools has doubled! Not surprisingly, industry regulators are extremely happy to see these new players in the market.