University Accreditation Developments in Japan: Matching or Moving Beyond the US Process?
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

As of 2004, all universities in Japan must submit to an external accreditation evaluation, to be repeated every 7 years. The universities are to receive detailed written assessments in multiple categories from one of four official accrediting agencies. These assessments are to be publicized. The universities also receive grades: pass, probation, and fail. These reforms, 18 years in the making, were initially intended to imitate practices in the US. However, the changes to Japan's university accreditation practices have gone beyond mimicry; indeed, by incorporating aspects of the Bologna process in Europe, they may even point to the future of US accreditation.




adult education



Bern Mulvey

Christine Winskowski

Keith Comer

Centrum för fackspråk och kommunikation

Higher Education Policy

0952-8733 (ISSN) 1740-3863 (eISSN)

Vol. 24 4 535-553