On 23 September (15:30-17:30 JST / 06:30-8:30 GMT), NIAD-QE is holding University Quality Assurance Forum 2020 online. Keynote speeches and discussion will be centered around the topic “The Tokyo Convention and Diversified Learning -Transition Phase in Recognition of Qualifications”. Advance registration is required.
While global trends in education have taken a turn to become multifaceted, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education (known as the Tokyo Convention) states that foreign qualifications should be assessed “with the main focus on knowledge and skills achieved.” It requires the State Parties to recognize prior learning and qualifications based on not only inputs, such as program length and hours of study, as has been in the past, but also on outcomes that provide insight into “experience, knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies” that a qualification holder has acquired as a result of education.
The forum invites experts from both domestic and overseas to discuss on how Japan should respond to the accelerating international development related to qualifications recognition in the post-COVID‑19 in which the importance of flexibility to adapt Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity of environment has become more explicit.
Registration can be made here;
Program and further information on the event is available here;
Secretariat for NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2020
(within E.C.International, Inc.)
E-mail: niad-uqaforum2020 [a] ec-intl.co.jp