The National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (大学評価・学位授与機構, Daigaku Hyōka • Gakui Juyo Kikō?), abbreviated NIAD-UE, is Japan's "independent administrative institution" affiliated with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), whose objectives are:
- To evaluate education and research activities of Japanese universities and their consortia and to publish the result of the evaluation.
- To evaluate achievements of higher education-level learning outside mainstream universities and award academic degrees.
As of July 2007, the second objective consists of:
- Accrediting the courses of some daigakkō and awarding the graduates of academic degrees.
- Awarding bachelor's degrees to the graduates of Japanese junior colleges and kōsen (technlcal colleges) who did recognisable extra studies.
- Awarding degrees to the graduates of the Japan Coast Guard Academy.
It is headquartered in Kodaira, Tokyo.
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