Overview of "Monitoring"

To ensure the success of the 'CAMPUS Asia' initiative, which promotes quality-assured exchange between universities in Japan, China, and Korea, the Japan-China-Korea Committee for Promoting Exchange and Cooperation among Universities (organized in 2010) discussed quality assurance, for its collaborative educational programs. Concurrently, the agencies of the three countries confirmed quality assurance in exchange programs as a common challenge, and agreed to implement joint initiatives supporting 'CAMPUS Asia' from this perspective. The three agencies were Japan's National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)1, China's Higher Education Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education (HEEC)2, and the Korean Council for University Education (KCUE).

Specifically, from 2011, the three agencies have jointly reviewed quality assurance processes, and agreed to carry out quality monitoring of the 'CAMPUS Asia' Mode 1 programs (pilot phase). For these programs, the monitoring was conducted twice: the first from 2013‒2014, and the second from 2015‒2016. During 2018-2019, the three agencies jointly conducted "Monitoring+" for 'CAMPUS Asia' Mode 2 programs (full-fledged).

These monitoring activities aim to contribute to the quality enhancement of academic programs involving international collaboration, such as double degree programs. They focus on identifying good practices in the programs implemented by university consortiums, from the perspective of the quality of education. The dissemination of good practices, both domestically and internationally, contributes to further improvement of the quality of such programs.

Please see the following website for programs of 'CAMPUS Asia' Mode 1 and Mode 2.
CAMPUS Asia Consortia Website (CAMPUS Asia Office at Tokyo Institute of Technology)


1 NIAD-UE changed its name to the "National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)" on April 1, 2016.
2 HEEC changed its name to the "Education Quality Evaluation Agency of the Ministry of Education (EQEA)" in 2022.