ACE Launches New Database on U.S.-Japan Higher Ed Partnerships
July 01, 2021

​​​Recognizing the need for a broader knowledge on the many forms of collaboration taking place between U.S. and Japanese higher education institutions, ACE is launching the U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study (USJP HEES), a free, searchable, online database that documents over 4,000 current U.S.-Japan higher education partnerships.

“The USJP HEES will provide higher education institutions with a window into the U.S.-Japan’s extensive alliance, enabling partnerships that will help institutions easily identify relevant programs that foster people-to-people exchange, and ultimately, will capitalize on its strengths within the global higher education context.” said ACE’s President Ted Mitchell. “Such a database will make U.S.-Japan higher education partnerships more attractive, strengthening collaborations that will drive innovation and collaboration for years to come.”

The USJP HEES is bilingual and showcases U.S.-Japan higher education collaborations in physical and virtual exchanges, research collaborations and consortiums, dual/joint degree programs, and workforce development initiatives, including case studies, analysis, and recommendations.

Here is a snapshot of some of the data that can be found within the USJP HEES:

  • 25 percent of student exchange programs are at U.S. minority serving institutions 
  • 91 percent of student exchange agreements serve undergraduates
  • Over 1,200 active research partnerships are in the physical and medical sciences 

U.S.-Japan higher education institutions are encouraged to fill out and submit updates to ACE through this online submission form.

The USJP HEES is made possible by a grant from the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership and by the support from ACE’s partnership with the Japan Committee of Universities for International Exchange –JACUIE composed of members from JANU, the Japan Association of Public Universities, and the Federation of Japanese Private Colleges and Universities Associations. 

For more on the launch of the USJP HEES, visit here.

U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study