U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study Findings

The U.S.-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study (USJP HEES) website includes data visualizations and fact sheets based on the analysis of point-in-time data captured from 2017 to 2020.

The data visualizations identify trends, patterns, and outlier partnership activity while the fact sheets provide context and key information for physical and virtual exchanges, research collaborations and consortiums, dual/joint degree programs, workforce development initiatives, and branch campuses.

In addition to the data visualizations and fact sheets, USJP HEES also offers case study examples of current U.S.-Japan institutional partnerships, as well as recommendations for strengthening U.S.-Japan bilateral activities for higher education institutions, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

Going forward, the findings will evolve as ACE receives and analyzes additional reported data on U.S.-Japan higher education institutional partnership activities and engagement.

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Physical Exchanges
Physical Exchanges
Given both U.S. and Japanese government and university-level efforts to increase student mobility, student exchange/study abroad is currently the largest activity for U.S. and Japanese higher education partnerships.
Virtual Exchange/COIL
Virtual Exchange/COIL
​ A growing number of U.S. and Japanese higher education partnerships are seeking new ways to provide students with global competencies through the delivery of virtual exchange/COIL.
Research
Research
Research collaboration and exchange have expanded to take on formalized institution-level activity at a greater scale for U.S. and Japanese higher education institutions, including consortiums with government and industry actors.
Workforce Development
Workforce Development
In the face of technological change and increased global competitiveness, postsecondary workforce development initiatives have gradually grown over the last decade between the U.S. and Japan. ​
Degrees
Degrees
Collaborative degree programs, such as dual and joint degree programs, can be the most complex but also the most rewarding of global partnership engagement activities between the U.S. and Japan.​
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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 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.