NIAD-QE conducts third-party evaluation of higher education institutions to assist universities and colleges in enhancing the quality of their education and research activities. NIAD-QE aims to ensure that universities and colleges help enhance each other’s quality by conducting objective evaluations with the involvement of university personnel and others who are highly qualified. NIAD-QE also leads the evaluation of education and research at Japanese universities and colleges by acquiring, arranging, and distributing information on university evaluations.
NIAD-QE is certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an evaluation and accreditation organization of universities, colleges of technology and law schools. Here is a quick link to the Results of Certified Evaluation and Accreditation by NIAD-QE.
NIAD-QE offers three thematic assessments on distinctive features of universities that have applied. Theme A: Research Activities, B: Community Engagement, and C: Internationalization of Higher Education. Colleges of technology may optionally apply for the evaluation in terms of research activities and community engagement as well.
NIAD-QE has been commissioned by MEXT’s National University Corporation Evaluation Committee to undertake the evaluation of attainment of medium-term objectives for education and research.
NIAD-QE conducts an annual survey among the institutions that have CEA and ITA, and among the evaluators who conducted the evaluations. The survey focuses on evaluation methods, and then verifies the effectiveness and appropriateness of evaluations.
For basic information on higher education and quality assurance systems in Japan,
Overview of the Higher Education and Quality Assurance Systems - Japan