NIAD-UE University Evaluation Forum 2011


New Paradigm of Quality Assurance in the Age of Globalization
-The "Functions" Viewing from Pratices at International Organizations-

The functions and roles expected in higher education sector have been diversified in a globalizing world. Japanese universities are encouraged to make themselves more individual and distinctive.  However, there has not been adequate discussion yet in Japanese higher education (HE) regarding how to promote universities' diversification, uniqueness or strengths. Moreover, it is necessary to discuss quality assurance (QA) in Japanese HE with various international efforts in QA around the globe.

Focusing on the viewpoints from international organizations, which promote HE worldwide and engage with policy issues related to QA, this forum provides with an opportunity to discuss recent issues and future prospects of QA in global setting. The forum is to explore differentiation and diversification of Japanese HE sector and quality issues in HE, seeking new perspectives for the functions and roles of future Japanese HE referring to practices of the international organizations.

National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)

Date and Time:
Wednesday 26th October, 2011  13:00-17:00
* Reception: from 17:30 to 18:30

Yasuda Auditorium, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo (7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

Target participants:
Approximately 700 participants (interested individuals in higher education)

Program    Speakers' Biographies (PDF) 

Opening Remarks
Dr. Shin-ichi Hirano, D.Eng.President, NIAD-UE 

Presentation I   Presentation (PDF)
Quality Assurance System for the Future -Analysis of the Verification Results-
Dr. Akihiko KawaguchiSpecially Appointed Professor, NIAD-UE

Presentation II    Presentation (PDF)
Quality Assurance at the United Nations University
Dr. Govindan Parayil, Vice-Rector, the United Nations University 

Presentation III   Presentation (PDF) /Abstract (PDF)  
Globalising Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Dr. Dirk Van Damme, Head of CERI (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation), OECD  
Panel Discussion
   Dr. Michikata Kono, Professor, NIAD-UE
   Dr. Govindan Parayil, UNU
   Dr. Dirk Van Damme, OECD
   Dr. Tsutomu Kimura, Advisor to MEXT  Presentation (PDF) 
Summary and closing remarks
Dr. Kazuo Okamoto, Vice-President, NIAD-UE 

17:30-18:30 at "Goten", Sanjo Conference Hall, the University of Tokyo


1-29-1 Gakuen-nishimachi Kodaira-shi,Tokyo 187-8587 Japan



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