Quality and Recognition in Higher Education

The Cross-border Challenge

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With rapid growth in cross-border education and developments such as e-learning, for-profit providers, and remote campuses challenging accreditation frameworks, this book examines the situation in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan with a view towards working with UNESCO on a set of guidelines on quality provision in cross-border higher education.

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Quality Assurance and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education: Japan

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This chapter introduces an overview of quality assurance systems for higher education in Japan, including the requirements for establishing new educational programmes. It also provides information on the recent introduction of third-party evaluation of higher education institutions on a continual basis. Furthermore, it refers to Japan’s approach to quality assurance for cross-border higher education based on the “territorial principle” and stresses the need for increased international co-operation ...


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