Japan-Australia Quality Assurance Seminar
“Initiatives towards Internationalization and the Enhancement
of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education”

Date and Time: 12:30-15:10, Wednesday 8 December 2010
Venue: Josui-Kaikan (Hitotsubashi2-1-1,           Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

* Access to the venue:

 - 3 min. walk from Exit A8 of Jinbocho Station on the Toei Mita and Shinjuku lines and the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.
 - 2 min. walk from Exit 1B of Takebashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line.

* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation is available throughout the seminar.

How do we approach quality assurance in the age of globalization?

Both Japan and Australia are looking at the internationalization of quality assurance and international cooperation as higher education becomes increasingly globalized. Universities and government in each country are implementing reforms to match this new situation. NIAD-UE is therefore inviting Australia’s foremost expert on the issue, Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley, the interim chairperson of TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency), Australia’s national QA agency to be established next year,to speak on the current situation of higher education in Australia. We also hope this will provide an opportunity to discuss how university study can be catered to lead to a fulfilling career.

Seminar Programme    print version(PDF)

12:30 Opening Remarks
Shin-ichi Hirano, D.Eng.,President, NIAD-UE

A few Remarks
Dr Brendon Hammer, Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in Tokyo


A few Remarks
Mr Fumio Isoda, Director-General, Higher Education Bureau, MEXT

12:45 Key Presentation       Presentation(PDF),  Summary(PDF) 
Australian Perspectives on TEQSA's Establishment
Emeritus ProfessorDenise Bradley(Interim Chair, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency: TEQSA)
13:25 Presentation              Presentation(PDF)
A National Approach to Promoting & Enhancing Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Dr Carol Nicoll(Chief Executive Officer, Australian Learning and Teaching Council: ALTC)
13:55 Coffee and tea break
14:00 Panel Discussion
      Dr Akihiko Kawaguchi, Specially Appointed Professor, NIAD-UE
      Prof. Denise Bradley, TEQSA
      Dr Carol Nicoll, ALTC
      Mr Norihiko Suzuki, President, International Christian University
      Mr Tatsuo Kawashima, Proffesor, Research Institute for
      Higher Education, Graduate school of institutional Cooperation Studies,
      Kobe University

・Presentation byMr Suzuki   Resume(PDF)
・Presentation byMr Kawashima  Resume(PDF)
・Q and A session


15:05 Panel Summary byDr Kawaguchi
15:10 Closing remarks
Dr Kazuo Okamoto, Vice President, NIAD-UE

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