【Report】 On March 9th, 2012: Symposium Series 2 “World University Ranking"

明治大学  / Meiji University RIIE

Frank Michelin (Meiji University)Frank Michelin (Meiji University)

Shingo Ashizawa (Meiji University)Shingo Ashizawa (Meiji University)

Jamil Salmi (World Bank, retired)Jamil Salmi (World Bank, retired)

Ellen Hazelkorn (Dublin Institute of Technology)Ellen Hazelkorn (Dublin Institute of Technology)

Jung Cheol Shin (Seoul National University)Jung Cheol Shin (Seoul National University)

Tetsuo Sawaragi (Kyoto University)Tetsuo Sawaragi (Kyoto University)

Terutaka Kuwabara (The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)Terutaka Kuwabara (The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)

Tetsuo Goda (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)Tetsuo Goda (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

Masayuki Kobayashi (The University of TokyoMasayuki Kobayashi (The University of Tokyo

Akiyoshi Yonezawa (Nagoya University)Akiyoshi Yonezawa (Nagoya University)

Hans de Wit (Amsterdam University) Hans de Wit (Amsterdam University)

Hiroshi Ota (Hitotsubashi University)Hiroshi Ota (Hitotsubashi University)

Masahiro Yokota (Meiji University)Masahiro Yokota (Meiji University)

At the symposiumAt the symposium

  On March 9, 2012, Meiji University Research Institute of International Education (RIIE) Inaugural International Symposium Series 2 “World University Ranking and World Level of University - How does Japanese university turn to the structural variation in the world, and suit it? - was held at the Meiji University Liberty hall. This event was coordinated by Meiji University Headquarters of International Corporation as the host organizations, and Benesse Corporation and Meiji University RIIE as the co-host organization, many supports from other organizations, and over 300 participants. At the beginning of symposium, Prof. Etsuko Katsu (Mejii University Vice-president) gave the Opening Address. In addition, Prof. Shingo Ashizawa (Vice-director, RIIE) presented the explanation of aim.

  In Part I, Prof. Frank Michelin (Associate professor of Meiji University Headquarters of International Corporation) presided and three overseas specialists who endeavored international research from each viewpoint of a newly emerging country, Europe, and Asia-Pacific gave lectures on world university ranking and the problem with university formation of a world level. At first, Mr. Jamil Salmi, Former World Bank, Higher Education Section, Chief Executive, gave the keynote lecture "World-class Universities or World-class Tertiary Education Systems? Global Trends and Challenges.”as the main theme about the influence and problem of world university ranking. Next, Dublin Institute of Technology, Graduate Research School, Dean, Prof. Ellen Hazelkorn gave the lecture“Impacts of World University Rankings towards National Policies and University Management” as the main theme about what world university ranking affects the policy and university management of a country. Finally, Prof. Jung Cheol Shin, Seoul National University, Associate professor, gave the lecture “Institutionalization of Global Rankings and World-class University in Asia: National Policy Level and University Level”as the main theme about university formation of the world level in Asia.

  In Part II, Prof. Masahiro Yokota (Director, RIIE) presided and five researchers representing Japan, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology gave lectures about how Japanese university face the structural variation in the world. First Prof. Tetsuo Sawaragi (vice-President, Kyoto University The Organization for the Promotion of International Relations) gave the lecture about “University ranking and RU11: How does it ask for right evaluation of Japanese university?” and the problem of world university ranking and in the practical use to research strategy decision of a vibrion metrics index based on detailed data analysis. Secondly, Mr. Terutaka Kuwabara (Director, The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) gave the lecture about “Ranking and bench marking of the university which paid its attention to research – In order to evaluate and take advantage of the individuality of university and to raise the level as the whole country –“ and the subject of university ranking while using the data of the University of Tokyo. Third, Mr. Tetsuo Goda (Director, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Higher Education Bureau high education general planning and policy division, Higher Policy section) introduced “The role of the country for configuration of the university systems in a world level.” Prof. Masayuki Kobayashi (Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo) gave the lecture about “University Ranking and Bench Marking” with market-based university evaluation. At last, Prof. Hiroshi (Hitotsubashi University International Education Center) gave the lecture abou “How is the international appeal of a Japanese university enhanced from the viewpoint of a foreign student and teacher?” and Influence on the university which transition of the foreign student to Japan and global 30 enterprises give.

  In Part III, with Prof. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Nagoya University, Graduate school of International Development, as a moderator, all of the presenters above and Prof. Hans de Wit, Director, Internationalization of Higher Education in Amsterdam University and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, UCSC, consisted of a panel discussion. Including the audience, there was an active question-and-answer session.

  The symposium was concluded by a closing address presented by Prof. Masahiro Yokota (Director, RIIE). After the event, there was a reception at the conference room S5 and 6 in Shikon Hall. The reception had been joyful with visiting lecturers and ended in a great success

  We appreciate all of your understanding and cooperation that led this event to this success.




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