01-Sep-2020  The (UNESCO) Tokyo Convention and Diversified Learning: Transition Phase in Recognition of Qualifications

The “NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2020” invites experts from overseas to share insights of the principles under the UNESCO’s the Tokyo Convention* and The World Convention** to explore cases and issues in recognition of diversified qualifications in regional and global education systems and deepen our understanding of the future roles of NICs in the world.

In addition, experts in Japan will introduce some of the changes made to higher education regulations in response to the Tokyo Convention, assessment of global human resources in the industry sector, and expectations and challenges in qualifications recognition in higher education. There will also be a discussion on how Japan should respond to the accelerating international development related to qualifications recognition in the post-COVID19 in which the importance of flexibility to adapt Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity of the environment has become more explicit.

* Tokyo Convention: the Tokyo Convention on Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education
** The Global Convention: the Global Convention on Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education

  1. Organizer: the National Institution for Academic Degrees, and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)
  2. Date: Wednesday, the 23rd of September, 2020, 15:30-17:30 (Japan time: GMT+9)
  3. Venue: Online (YouTube). [the registration is required.]
  4. Language: Both Japanese and English (English-Japanese Simultaneous interpretation)
  5. Program: MC and Moderator: HOTTA, Taiji, Executive Director, NIC-Japan, NIAD-QE

  6. [Keynote Speakers from Overseas]
    1. Libing WANG: Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand
    2. Chantavit SUJATANOND: Centre Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED)
    3. Luca LANTERO: Director, Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence (CIMEA) in Italy and President, Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee Bureau

    [Speakers from Japan]
    1. SATO Kuniaki: Director, Office for International Planning, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)
    2. YAMAMOTO Natsuki: General Manager, Human Capital Division(Japan), Human Capital Group, Hitachi Ltd.
    3. SUGIMURA Miki: Vice President for Global Academic Affairs, Professor of Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University
    4. TANIGUCHI Isao: President, National Institute of Technology

    *Program and further information on the event is available here;

  7. Registration:

  8. Contact:
    Secretariat for NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2020
    (within E.C.International, Inc.)
    Telephone: +81-3-6459-3408