Some of NIAD-UE's research projects are carried out in partnership with higher education researchers from both within Japan and overseas, funded by grants-in-aid for scientifi c research. Recent research projects that received such grants are shown below.
As well as being carried in the academic journal Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, the outcomes of these studies are published via seminars and symposiums.

“Empirical Study of Accreditation and Licensing as Promotional/Inhibiting Factors in the Development of For-profit Universities in the United States” (FY2007 to FY2008)
“Building a University Evaluation lnformation’s Search System for Senior High School Students” (FY2007 to FY2008)
“Quality assurance and the international equivalency of master’s course education in Japan in a transitional stage”(FY2007 to FY2009)
“Empirical research on the centralization and diversification of research activities associated with the institutionalization of research evaluation” (FY2007 to FY2009)
“Research on the process of creating bachelor’s degrees for practical employment education in the United States”
(FY2008 to FY2009)
“Development of a support system for creating Teaching Portfolios” (FY2008 to FY2010)
“Development of assessment tools to promote social innovative capacity: focus on nonprofit organizations” (FY2008 to FY2010)
“Research on collection and analysis of university information and on management and human resource development for information systems” (FY2008 to FY2011)
“A Research on the collage choice process of Japanese high school graduates” (FY2010 to FY2011)
“Research on Parallelism-Oblivious Parallel Programming” (FY2010 to FY2011)
“The New Syllabus Preparation System: Learning Process and Outcomes Visualizing System” (FY2010 to FY2012)
“Progressive research on the exploitation-oriented learning XoL” (FY2010 to FY2012)
“A research on the impact of policy discussions on learning-outcome-oriented accreditation in US higher education”(FY2010 to FY2012)
“A study of conditions for sustainable utilization of the teaching portfolio as an internal quality assurance system in higher education” (FY2011 to FY2014)
“Assessing Public Sphere -boundaries of government, market and nonprofit sectors in dynamics of public goods -”
(FY2011 to FY2014)
“A cognitive scientific study of the scholarly information behavior in the digitized research environment”(FY2011 to
“Comparative Study on Graduate Engineering Education in Europe, the USA and Japan: with a Scope on the Structure
of Degree Programs and Quality Assurance” (FY2011 to FY2013)
“Holon-based Self-propagating Learning System” (FY2011 to FY2013)
“Constructing method of the face graph expressing the multi-dimensional indicators and application to support the university evaluation” (FY2011 to FY2012)
“Research on the institutional and cognitive structures of Japanese research activities and the impact assessment of its transformation” (FY2011 to FY2013)
“Study on Spatial Ability of Students Entering University by Using a Mental Cutting Test” (FY2012 to FY2014)
“Common elements of Bachelor’s degree programs with respect to their comparability and international recognition” (FY2012 to FY2014)
"Study on Discussions on Quality Assurance of Higher Education through Credit-Hour-Mechanisms in Political Arena in U.S.A."(FY2013 to FY2015)
"Accreditation Mechanism for Credit Hour System: Comparative Study between Japan and the U.S".(FY2013 to FY2015)

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