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Aug. 03, 2021 Glossary of Quality Assurance in Japanese Higher Education (5th edition)

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National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) has developed the “information package” as a means for providing comprehensive information on higher education and quality assurance systems in Japan and other countries.

NIAD-QE is now publishing the fifth edition of the “Glossary of Quality Assurance in Japanese Higher Education”, as a part of the “information package”. It focuses on terms relating to higher education and quality assurance system in Japan. It is a bilingual book written in English and Japanese.

The fifth edition reflects trends in the higher education and quality assurance systems, revisions to the relevant legislation, and relevant stakeholders’ opinions about the glossary since we published the previous edition in 2016. It now contains 179 terms (of which 22 are newly added). In addition to terms relating to internal quality assurance—which became important in the 3rd cycle of institutional certified evaluation and accreditation (since 2018)—the establishment of the Japanese official National Information Center (NIC), National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan (NIC-Japan), within NIAD-QE in September 2019 has prompted us to add terms relating to NIC as well.

The PDF version is available from the NIAD-QE website: