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Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities

About Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities

In FY2007 and FY2014, Tokyo Tech carried out self-assessment and evaluation, submitted a self-evaluation report to t he National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE), and underwent certified evaluation and accreditation of universities by the NIAD-UE.
Tokyo Tech was found to satisfy all standards specified for evaluation and accreditation of universities and receive d accreditation in March 2008 and in March 2015, respectively.
Refer to the Self-Evaluation Report and Evaluation Report for detailed information for FY2007 and FY2014

【References】About the Evaluation and Accreditation System
In FY2004, an evaluation and accreditation system was introduced by which all national, public, and private universities in Japan are required to undergo periodic evaluation of their education and research activities by a third-party organization (evaluation and accreditation organization) certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (School Education Act, Article 109, paragraphs (1) and (2) and the Ordinance for Enforcement of the School Education Act, Article 40).

The evaluation and accreditation system:

  • Assures the quality of universities
  • Discloses evaluation results so that universities can be evaluated by the public
  • Provides evaluation results that enable universities to take the initiative in making improvements

to enhance the quality of education and research activities.

There are two evaluation and accreditation systems:
Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities (conducted once every 7 years), which evaluates the overall condition of a university's education and research, organizational administration, and facilities and equipment, and
Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Professional Graduate Schools (conducted once every 5 years), which evaluates the condition of curricula, academic staff organization, and education and research activities of professional graduate schools.

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Refer to the University Evaluation Information Portal of the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Eva luation (Japanese) outer for detailed information on the evaluation and accreditation system.

FY2014 Result of the Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities

Result of the C	ertified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities

Tokyo Tech has received accreditation for satisfying the standards specified for evaluation and accreditation of universities by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation outer in FY2014.

In this Evaluation Report, the following activities were identified as good practices: Tokyo Tech has established the Global Centers of Excellence(COE) designation, which, delivering distinct, cutting-edge education and research opportunities in 12 fields and Tokyo Tech was selected as part of the Top Global University Project, which aims to enhance the international competitiveness of Japanese higher education in September 2014.
Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities is a system of evaluation and accreditation established to assure the quality of higher education by requiring all universities to undergo evaluation once every 7 seven years by an organization certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT). Tokyo Tech was found to satisfy all 10 standards in terms of education activities, organizational administration, and facilities and equipment, and was granted the above accreditation by the NIAD-UE.
In light of this accreditation, Tokyo Tech will continue to make every effort to increasingly improve the level of education and research activities, and to become the world's top 10 universities.

FY2007 Result of the Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities

 Result of the Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities

Tokyo Tech has received accreditation for satisfying the standards specified for evaluation and accreditation of universities by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluationouter in FY2007.

The Evaluation Report states that the outstanding merits of Tokyo Tech are its world-standard research and education center created with the support of the 21st Century COE program, and a number of projects initiated to reform university education with the support of the Support Program for Distinctive University Education (Distinctive GP) and the Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (Contemporary GP), the Initiatives for Attractive Education in Graduate Schools, the Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education, and the Support Program for the Internationalization of University Education.

Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities is a system of evaluation and accreditation established to assure the quality of higher education by requiring all universities to undergo evaluation once every 7 seven years by an organization certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Tokyo Tech was found to satisfy all 11 standards in terms of education activities, organizational administration, and facilities and equipment, and was granted the above accreditation by the NIAD-UE.

In light of this accreditation, Tokyo Tech will continue to make every effort to increasingly improve the level of education and research activities, and to become a world-class science and engineering university.

FY2007 Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Universities
Progress in Improvement of Identified Matters

As follow-up to the certified evaluation and accreditation of universities conducted by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation in FY2007, Tokyo Tech prepared a report on the one-year progress of improvements made in regard to matters identified by NIAD-UE, the challenges set in the self-assessment and evaluation, and plans for future initiatives. The improvement plan is included in the Mid-term Objectives and Mid-term Plan (draft) for the 2nd mid-term period and will be steadily implemented.

Currently, Tokyo Tech is promoting further improvements based on the results of the evaluation by NIAD-UE, and will establish a system for improvement of education employing the PDCA cycle.

Progress report on "Matters Requiring Improvement" and "Matters Identified for Further Improvement" identified in the certified evaluation and accreditation of universities evaluation report (Japanese) PDF