Higher Education-related Organizations

Japanese Higher Education-related Organizations


uniRank publishes a list of Japanese higher education-related organizations. These organizations are public or private entities that focus on issues related to higher education. They may be involved in advocacy, research, policy development, accreditation, quality assurance or other activities related to higher education. These organizations may represent universities, students, faculty, research institutions or other stakeholders in the higher education sector.
Japanese higher education-related organizations can have an international, national, regional or local scope and coverage. uniRank's current higher education-related organizations classification includes 10 categories:

  1. Government Regulatory Organizations
  2. Accreditation or Quality Evaluation Organizations
  3. Qualifications Authorities
  4. University Associations or Alliances
  5. Professional or Industry Associations
  6. Advocacy Organizations
  7. Rectors, Vice-chancellors or Presidents Organizations
  8. Student Unions or Organizations
  9. University Rankings Organizations
  10. Other Higher Education-related Organizations

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Government Regulatory Organizations

This uniRank category encompass all federal, national, state, or local government bodies and agencies that are responsible for recognizing, overseeing, regulating and/or funding higher education institutions. Examples of such government regulatory organizations include Ministries of Higher Education, Departments of Higher Education and other similar government bodies with the authority and responsibility to govern the higher education sector. These organizations play a vital role in ensuring the quality and standards of higher education institutions within their respective jurisdictions.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
Established in 1881, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan plays an important role in higher education in Japan, particularly in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. MAFF is responsible for promoting research and development in these fields and for… learn more

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Established in 2001, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan is a government ministry responsible for overseeing and implementing policies related to education, culture, sports, science and technology in Japan.

The ministry's primary mission is to provide… learn more

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
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Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Organizations

This uniRank category includes public or private entities responsible for assessing and evaluating the quality, standards and performance of higher education institutions as a whole or their specific programs. Accreditation organizations typically have established criteria and guidelines that institutions must meet to be accredited. These criteria often cover areas such as faculty qualifications, curriculum, student services, infrastructure, governance and educational outcomes. The evaluation process usually involves self-assessment by the institution, peer reviews, site visits and documentation reviews. Accreditation is typically granted for a specific period and institutions must undergo periodic reviews to maintain the accredited status of the institution or its programs. Quality evaluation organizations, also known as quality assurance agencies or quality councils, are also responsible for evaluating and ensuring the quality and standards of educational institutions and programs. Quality evaluation organizations often assess institutions based on factors such as educational outcomes, faculty qualifications, research output, student support services, infrastructure, and compliance with legal and ethical standards. Both accreditation or quality evaluation organizations may operate at the national, regional or international level. The evaluations conducted by these organizations serve multiple purposes. They provide information to prospective students, employers, and other stakeholders about the quality and credibility of institutions or programs. Additionally, the evaluations can help institutions identify areas for improvement and implement quality enhancement measures.
It's worth noting that accreditation and quality evaluation organizations can vary in their structures, methodologies and specific areas of focus. Different countries and regions may have their own accrediting bodies or quality assurance agencies with distinct frameworks and processes for evaluation

Accreditation Council for Practical Abilities of Japan
The Accreditation Council for Practical Abilities of Japan (ACPAJ) is an organization that plays a crucial role in higher education in Japan. It is responsible for accrediting and evaluating practical training programs in various fields, including medicine, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.

The… learn more

Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation
The Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation (JIHEE) is an independent organization that evaluates and accredits higher education institutions in Japan. It was established in 2004 as a nonprofit organization with the aim of ensuring and improving the quality of higher education in Japan.… learn more

Japan University Accreditation Association
The Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA) is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits higher education institutions in Japan. Established in 1950, the JUAA is recognized by the Japanese government as an official accrediting body for universities and colleges.

The JUAA is… learn more

National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation of Japan
The National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation of Japan (NIAD-UE) is a government-affiliated organization responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education in Japan. Established in 1950, NIAD-UE is tasked with evaluating and accrediting universities and their… learn more

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