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Information Provision

NIAD-QE collects and provides useful information on quality assurance in higher education through its website, publications and forums/seminars. Those activities aim to disseminate a quality assurance culture through the higher education sector in Japan, as well as to contribute to further development of internal quality assurance activities in universities and colleges.

Information Package

The Information Package is a comprehensive selection of basic information on quality assurance in Japanese and various nations’ higher education. It contains Glossary of Quality Assurance in Japanese Higher Education, Overviews of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education, NIAD-QE's evaluation and accreditation materials.

The package serves as promoting understanding of higher education and quality assurance in Japan and related countries. It can also help higher education institutions that intend to build and strengthen international activities with overseas partners to understand foreign systems.

Glossary

NIAD-QE Glossary of Quality Assurance in Japanese Higher Education

2016  4th edition

Online PDF
In a Japanese-English bilingual format, the Glossary defines terms used in Japan’s higher-education and quality-assurance systems and in NIAD-QE's evaluation system.

Overviews of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

‘Overviews’ provide information on quality assurance systems in Japan, the USA, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, France, Korea, China and Germany. NIAD-QE also publishes Briefing Materials on these systems in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand in Japanese.

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

JAPAN

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

United States

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

United Kingdom

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

Australia

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

The Netherlands

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

France

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

Germany

Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

Korea

(Japanese only)
Overview of Quality Assurance System in Higher Education

China

2013
1st edition (Japanese only)

Japanese versions are downloadable from HERE

NIAD-QE’s evaluation and accreditation materials

English translations of documents related to the principles, criteria and methods used by NIAD-QE in its evaluations and accreditations.

Certified Evaluation and Accreditation (CEA)

General Principles of Institutional Certified Evaluation and Accreditation: Universities 2012-2019

2011
Certified Evaluation and Accreditation (CEA)

Standards for Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities 2012-2019

2011
Certified Evaluation and Accreditation (CEA)

Practical Instructions for Self-Assessment

2015
Institutional Thematic Assessments (ITA)

Internationalization of Higher Education

2013

Other resources

International Cooperation Website
(Japanese language only)

This website provides information on recent developments in quality assurance in other countries, which is regularly updated online. NIAD-QE has won the APQN Quality Award in April 2013 in the category of Quality Information System, being recognized our International Cooperation Website as a good practice that have potential of replications among network.

Quality Assurance for Higher Education in Japan
2012

The English translation of part of the 5th volume of ‘University Evaluation Series’ written by Dr. Akihiko Kawaguchi, Executive Consultant of NIAD-QE

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