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The 2013 International Symposium at Tokyo International Exchange Center

明治大学 国際教育研究所

Hans de Wit (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)Hans de Wit (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

Eva Egron-Polak(IAU)Eva Egron-Polak(IAU)

Uwe Brandenburg(CHE Consult)Uwe Brandenburg(CHE Consult)

Barbara Hill(ACE)Barbara Hill(ACE)

The 2013 International Symposium at Tokyo International Exchange Center
presented by JASSO

What Works:
Assessment Tools and Indicators for University Internationalization

Stimulated by the five-year, “Strategic Fund for Establishing International Headquarters in Universities” (2005-10) project, jointly operated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS), Japanese higher education institutions now affirm and recognize the importance of the concept of “international strategies”. Recently, many universities strategically include their international activities and internationalization efforts as important components when considering their institution-wide medium- to long-term plans. Thus, for universities, not only analyzing and evaluating their internationalization strategies’ goals, objectives, and targets but also how best to achieve these initiatives have become pressing issues. Yet, measurement tools and indicators for the evaluation and assessment of universities’ internationalization efforts need to be further improved in Japan. In contrast, in Europe, through mutual assessment based on benchmarking between universities, self-assessment by means of on-line evaluation indicators, and the certification/recognition of internationalization linked to either accreditation or the rating of universities, overall assessments of institutional internationalization have been widely practiced. In the US as well, organizations for higher education such as American Council on Education (ACE) have carried out quite a few projects for measuring a university’s progress towards, or performance in, internationalization.

The purpose of this Symposium is both to familiarize participants with those current projects measuring, assessing, or evaluating the internationalization efforts of higher education institutions implemented in Europe and the US and to analyze the effectiveness of such projects from a comparative perspective. The Symposium also aims at deepening the discussion on how to evaluate Japanese universities’ advances towards internationalization.
Date: March 18, 2013
Venue: Tokyo International Exchange Center

12:30-13:00 Registration

Opening Remarks (13:00-13:20)
 Katsuhiro Endo
President, Japan Student Support Organization

 Etsuko Katsu
Vice President, Professor of School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University

Introduction (13:20-13:40)
“Recent Trends and Issues of Institutional Review/Assessment of Internationalization‐Overview of comparative study”
 Yuki Watabe
Assistant Professor, Organization for the Promotion of International Relations, Kyoto University

 Ayaka Noda
Associate Professor, Department of Research and Development, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation

Keynote Speeches (13:40-15:20)
13:40-14:05 (25min.)
 Hans de Wit
Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Catholic University Milan
“Why and How Do We Need to Evaluate Internationalization in Higher Education?” (Historical background and current agenda for the review of internationalization)

14:05-14:30 (25min.)
 Eva Egron-Polak
Secretary-General, International Association of Universities (IAU)
“Role of Institutional Review of and Advisory Service for University Internationalization” (IAU Survey and ISAS)

14:30-14:55 (25min.)
 Uwe Brandenburg
Managing Partner at CHE Consult
“How to Measure What Counts: Capturing Facts, Perceptions, and Attitudes” (Analysis and Findings of three projects: IMPI, memo, ERASMUS tender)

14:55-15:20 (25min.)
 Barbara Hill
Senior Associate for Internationalization, American Council of Education (ACE)
“Comprehensive Internationalization: An Integrated Approach”

Coffee Break (15:20-15:40)

Panel Discussion (15:40-17:00)
15:40-16:00 (20min.)
 Moderator: Hiroshi Ota
Professor, Center for Global Education, Hitotsubashi University
Visiting Researcher, Research Institute of International Education (RIIE), Meiji University

16:00-17:00 (60min.)
 Panelists: Hans de Wit, Eva Egron-Polak, Uwe Brandenburg, Barbara Hill and
Akiyoshi Yonezawa
Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
Visiting Researcher, Research Institute of International Education (RIIE), Meiji University

Shingo Ashizawa
Professor, Organization for International Collaboration, Meiji University
Assistant Director, Research Institute of International Education at Meiji University

Closing Remarks (17:00-17:10)
 Masahiro Yokota
Director, Research Institute of International Education (RIIE), Meiji University
Professor, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University

Reception (17:30-19:30)
    Venue: 7th Floor, Miraikan
You need to apply in advance.
Participation fee: 3,000 yen

Contact us: Research Institute of International Education (RIIE), Meiji University
Email: mriie@meiji.ac.jp Phone: 03-3296-4168

*Online registration has been closed.
 However, on-site registration will be available at the symposium venue.
 We hope to see you at the 2013 International Symposium at the Tokyo International Exchange Center.

明治大学 国際教育研究所 Meiji University, Research Institute of International Education (RIIE)

2-4-1 Sarugakucho, Chiyoda-ku, 3rd bldg 2F
Tokyo 101-0064 JAPAN
Phone: 03-3296-4168