On 24 April 2015, a ceremony was held at the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) to mark the institute’s accreditation by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE) (Japan), after a year-long application procedure.
The accreditation process, based on NIAD-UE’s 10 standards, evaluated UNU-IAS on its postgraduate programmes, research, institutional management, and building and facilities. Only academic institutions that meet all standards receive accreditation.
This is the first time that the Japanese organization has evaluated and accredited an international organization. The accreditation is retroactive, applying to the UNU-IAS master’s and doctoral degrees as well as the past master’s degree programme offered since 2010.
For more information and photos, visit the UNU-IAS website.