New Year’s Message from President of NIAD-QE

Happy New Year!

It is my great pleasure to send my warmest greetings and best wishes for 2018.

A year and nine months have passed since the merger that created NIAD-QE in April 2016, and we continue to make good progress on the missions we inherited from the former two organizations. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere gratitude for the cooperation of all persons involved, especially those at national, public and private universities in Japan.

Striving toward the attainment of our medium-term objectives as a new organization, we are continuing to steadily carry out various projects and to draw on our accumulated experience and strengths in an effort to fulfill the synergistic effects of the merger. In regard to reform measures that universities have been working on, we have been making universities’ initiatives widely known to society by holding a series of symposiums over a three-year span since the 2016 academic year in order to validate reform efforts through dialogue between universities and the public. We are also sharing useful information with universities and other organizations. Our aim is to contribute to the development of higher education through efforts to enhance both the management capabilities of universities and development of human resources for that purpose.

The 2018 academic year is the final year in NIAD-QE’s third medium-term objectives period. I am determined to make sure that NIAD-QE steadily carries out its missions and further strengthens its functions as an organization that supports university reform. I will also see to it that NIAD-QE’s staff continue to put the utmost effort, efficiently and effectively, into fulfillment of the roles expected of us by the higher education community.

We at NIAD-QE greatly appreciate your help and encouragement, and hope that 2018 brings us all good fortune and success.

Hideki Fukuda, Ph.D., President
National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality
Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE), Japan

Season's Greetings from NIAD-QE


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