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HKCAAVQ renews Memorandum of Understanding with NIAD-QE

24 Jan 2019

HKCAAVQ is pleased to announce the renewal of Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education, Japan (NIAD-QE), which was first established in 2010 and last renewed in 2016. Having similar missions and institutional objectives in the advancement of quality assurance in higher education, HKCAAVQ and NIAD-QE vow to, through the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding, forge closer collaboration and to work as a strategic alliance to enhance the roles and operations of external quality assurance in both jurisdictions and improve the quality of higher education in Hong Kong and Japan.

NIAD-QE was originally named as NIAD since its establishment in 1991, and was later renamed and reorganised in 2000 as the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE). It is an incorporated administrative agency created by the Japanese Act of General Rules for Incorporated Administrative Agency and the NIAD-QE Act. NIAD-QE supports efforts to improve the quality of higher education in Japan with the goal of contributing to the development of Japanese higher education through evaluating and accrediting higher education institutes, awarding academic degrees, cooperation in quality assurance and engaging in research activities etc.

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