U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study

​Welcome to the U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study (USJP HEES), an online searchable and multilingual database about current U.S.-Japan higher education institutional partnerships created by the American Council on Education (ACE) with support from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

The U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study (USJP HEES) houses information on over 4,000 current U.S.-Japan higher education institutional partnerships, including information about physical and virtual exchanges, research collaborations and consortiums, dual/joint degree programs, and workforce development initiatives. In addition to the data, USJP HEES research offers analysis about ways to strengthen U.S.-Japan bilateral and global higher education engagement for colleges and universities, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

ACE envisioned the creation of this living central repository for capturing the strands of data that exist on U.S.-Japan higher education institutional engagement.

The ultimate goals of USJP HEES are to improve mutual understanding and cooperation within the U.S.-Japan higher education community and to capitalize on its strengths within the global higher education context. ​​

Welcome Remarks by ACE President Ted Mitchell A Message from the Project Team

Contact Us

For queries about the USJP HEES, email Veronica Onorevole​, Associate Director, Learning and Engagement at global@acenet.edu.


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About the Study
About the Study
Learn more about the USJP HEES methodology, sponsors, and partners.
Study Resources
Study Resources
USJP HEES categorizes aggregated data shared by intermediary actors who play an important role in academic exchange, research, and workforce development between U.S. and Japanese higher education institutional partnerships.
Study Findings
Study Findings
The USJP HEES website includes data visualizations, fact sheets and infographics based on the analysis of point-in-time data captured from 2017 to 2020.
Study Recommendations
Study Recommendations
Based on the Study’s findings, USJP HEES offers recommendations for strengthening U.S.-Japan bilateral activities for higher education institutions, policy-makers, businesses and other stakeholders.