NIAD-QE and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual collaboration between two organizations in March 2011 for the first time and renewed it in March 2016. Following the second term of five years, NIAD-QE and the MQA renewed the MoU on April 1, 2021, with the signatures of FUKUDA Hideki. Ph.D., President of NIAD-QE and Professor Dato' Dr. Mohammad Shatar bin Sabran, the Chief Executive Officer of the MQA.

The MQA was established in 2007 as a public organization to conduct institutional and programmatic assessment activities for higher education institutions in Malaysia. It is also responsible for overseeing the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF), which classifies degrees and other educational qualifications in Malaysia.

NIAD-QE and the MQA have been cooperating on several initiatives, including implementing the comparability exercise on quality assurance processes and outcomes between two organizations and participating an international internships and seminars for quality assurance experts hosted by the MQA. In addition, the ASEAN Plus Three Quality Assurance Expert Meeting, which comprises quality assurance agencies in ten ASEAN countries along with Japan, China, and Korea, was held in close cooperation with the MQA, which was the point of contact for the ASEAN counterpart.

Based on the renewal of this MoU, both organizations will continue to enhance their specialized role as quality assurance institutions and strengthen their support for higher education institutions by exchanging information on quality assurance in two countries.

Signing of the MoU by NIAD-QE President FUKUDA Hideki

Signing of the MoU by MQA Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohammad Shatar bin Sabran


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