Quality Assurance Forum 2020 Held in Japan
The National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD –QE) in Japan organized the Quality Assurance Forum 2020 on 23 September 2020 with the title: “The Tokyo Convention and Diversified Learning Transition Phase in Recognition of Qualifications”. The forum started with the opening address by FUKUDA Hideaki, President, NIAD-QE. There were three keynote speakers: (1) Libing WANG, Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Asia-Pacific Region; (2) Chantavit SUJATANOND, Centre Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED); and (3) Luca LANTERO, Director, Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence (CIMEA), President, Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee Bureau.
After the keynote speeches, a panel discussion ensued. The discussants were: (1) SATO Kuniaki, Chief Director for University Reform, 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; and (4) TANIGUCHI Isao, President, National Institute of Technology. The discussion was moderated by HOTTA Taiji, Professor, Research Department, NIAD-QE and Executive Director, National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan). The forum ended with the closing remarks of HASEGAWAT Oshikazu Vice-President and Dean, Research Department, NIAD-QE. Professor Jude William Genilo Director of IQAC of ULAB attended the forum.