NIC-Japan Staff Members Participated in UK ENIC 2021 Annual Conference


The staff members of NIC-Japan participated in the UK ENIC 2021 Annual Conference held online on November 4, 2021.

UK ENIC* is the UK's National Information Centre (NIC), providing its members with information on recognition of foreign qualifications and the education systems of over 200 countries around the world. The annual conference is usually held in a face-to-face format, but in 2020 and 2021, it was held online in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the organizer's announcement, about 650 people from 43 countries on 5 continents participated in this conference.

More than 44 speakers from Australia, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Singapore, and the United States as well as the United Kingdom took the stage during the live session of this conference to speak on the theme of the transformation of international education. The impact of the UK's exit from the European Union on student mobility, quality assurance for transnational education (TNE), digital strategies for international student recruitment, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational activities, and the challenges and benefits of distance education were some of the perspectives presented on the long-term impact on student mobility and demand for international education.

In addition to the live sessions, eight 15-minute recorded sessions called "ENIC Bites" were prepared and made available to the participants via the conference website. As one of the sessions, Dr. Hotta, the Executive Director of NIC-Japan, and the staff member gave a presentation entitled "NIC-Japan, APNNIC, and Japan's Higher Education Qualifications" on the Center's organization, website, APNNIC portal, and Japan's higher education system.

(* ) The name has been changed from UK NARIC to UK ENIC on March 1, 2021.