Our Mission

Aim of the Center

On September 1st, 2019, National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan (NIC-Japan) was established by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE). It is Japan's official National Information Center (NIC) and provides information on education to facilitate recognition of higher education qualifications, in accordance with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education (known as the Tokyo Convention).
Furthermore, following Japan’s acceptance of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education (known as the Global Convention) in September 2022 and its entry into force in March 2023, NIC-Japan has also assumed the role of NIC under the Global Convention.


To ensure credibility of Japanese higher education qualifications and to facilitate recognition of qualifications among Japan, Asia-Pacific and the world.

What We Do

As the official National Information Center of Japan, we carry out the following tasks:

♦ Provide information on the Japanese higher education system and qualifications

♦ Provide information on education systems and qualifications in other countries, especially State Parties of the Tokyo Convention and the Global Convention

♦ Build a global network for recognition of higher education qualifications

♦ Conduct relevant surveys and research