Shingo Ashizawa


Shingo Ashizawa is a professor at Toyo University in Tokyo. His research involves the comparative study of higher education management and quality analysis of the internationalisation review process. Currently, he is leading a joint-research project supported by the Japanese government agency, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). The project is focusing on foreign credential evaluation and the comparative study of the National Qualification Framework.

His publications include The impact of Tokyo Recognition Convention and Digital Student Portability (2019), and Student Mobility Trends and the Role of University Networks in the Asia Pacific Region – UMAP and Its New Initiatives – (2019). He serves as an advisor for MEXT on the UNESCO’s Tokyo Recognition Convention Committee as well as a referee for a number of JSPS funding bodies related to internationalisation of Japanese universities. Shingo Ashizawa is also serving as Deputy Secretary General for UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) as of 2016. He teaches a number of courses including “Immigration and Cross-cultural issues”, and “International Student Mobility”. As an outgrowth of these activities, he has organised several online communities for global education, including “RYUGAKU NO SUSUME Dot JP (Invitation to Study Abroad)”.

As a Fulbright scholarship grantee, Shingo Ashizawa studied at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His past professional experience includes positions at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Keio University, Osaka University, and Meiji University.

Panel Discussion (2022) | Higher Education Across the Globe: A Time of Transformative Change

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