Professor Joe Chicharo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), recently hosted a delegation from the JIHEE, one of the higher education accrediting agencies recognised by the Japanese Minister of Education. The visit follows UOW’s successful Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) re-registration process.

The JIHEE delegation is currently undertaking fact-finding visit to Australia, focussing on Australia’s risk-based system of higher education regulation. Discussions with UOW representatives covered institutional quality assurance, the University’s interactions with TEQSA and the impact of the risk-based model adopted by TEQSA.

This dialogue will be used by the JIHEE to further develop its focus on efficient and effective regulation of higher education providers in Japan.

(Photo: Professor Joe Chicharo, UOW Representation and JIHEE delegation)