SAITO Takahiro

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Name
SAITO Takahiro
Affiliation
Osaka University
Section
Office of Management and Planning
Job title
Professor
Degree
philosophiae Doctor(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Master of Engineering(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Bachelor of Engineering(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Research funding number
50302972

Profile

Dr. Takahiro Saito is Professor of Evaluation in Office of Management and Planning, and in Graduate School of Human Science, Osaka University. He joined the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, governmental quality assurance agency for higher education in Japan, when it was established. He has engaged in the development of external quality assurance system for all the universities and colleges since 2000. He also served as a member of the Board of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), which is a network of quality assurance agencies for higher education in the Asia Pacific region, when it started in 2005. He has strong interest in the future usage of ICTs in education. He conducted a research of meta-analysis of the effectiveness of e-learning programs, and served as the project leader for quality assurance of distance education and e-learning in higher education for APQN. He and his colleagues have been trying to introduce the programming education in elementary schools for seven years and their project was awarded Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education in 2016. He received his Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management in 1998.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2016
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Today
Professor, Office of Management and Planning, Osaka University
 
Apr 2015
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Today
Visiting Researcher, Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University
 
Jun 2009
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Today
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
 
Jan 2014
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Mar 2016
Associate Professor, Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University
 
Jan 2014
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Mar 2016
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Office for Evaluation and Information Analysis, Osaka University
 
Apr 2012
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Mar 2016
Associate Professor, Office for Evaluation and Information Analysis, Osaka University
 
Apr 2012
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Mar 2016
Coordinate Associate Professor, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 
Apr 2012
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Mar 2014
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Research and Development, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
 
Apr 2009
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Mar 2012
Associate Professor, Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice, Osaka University
 
Jul 2007
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Mar 2011
Visiting Researcher, Center for Study of International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University
 
Apr 2007
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Mar 2009
Associate Professor, Faculty of University Evaluation and Research, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
 
Mar 2007
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Dec 2007
Visiting Researcher, Center for Studies in Higher Education, California University -Berkeley-
 
Jun 2003
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Mar 2007
Associate Professor, Faculty of University Evaluation and Research, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
 
Apr 2001
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May 2003
Research Associate, Faculty of University Evaluation and Research, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
 
Apr 1998
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Mar 2001
Research Associate, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 
Apr 1997
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Mar 1998
Research Fellow (DC2), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
 

Education

 
Apr 1995
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Mar 1998
Industrial Engineering and Management, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 
Apr 1993
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Mar 1995
Industrial Engineering and Management, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 
Apr 1989
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Mar 1993
Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 

Awards & Honors

 
Apr 2016
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Special Prize for Science and Technology (Public Understanding Promotion Category), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
 

Published Papers

 
Characteristics of Osaka University’s Undergraduate Students: Results of Participation and Implementation of Student Experience Survey in Cooperation with the World-wide Research Universities
Takahiro SAITO, Yuichiro WAJIMA, Akihito HIROMORI, Yukiko ABE (ONUKI), Shota FUJII, Tadanobu MAEHARA
Osaka University Higher Education Studies   (4) 1-14   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Exchange between Colleges and Universities in the East Asian Higher Education Area and Quality Assurance System
Hayata, Y., Mochizuki, T., Saito, T., Horii, Y., Shimamoto, H., Nakamura, M., Watanabe, T., Hayashi, T.
Bulletin of Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice   (8) 17-39   2012   [Refereed]
Hideo Ueichi, Naoko Kuriyama, Takahiro Saito, Takashi Kusumi
PSYCHOLOGIA   55(1) 28-44   2012   [Refereed]
A Survey of Almni’s Awareness of University Education and General Education in Osaka University
Saito, T., Hayata, Y., Nakamura, M., Mochizuki, T., Matsukawa, H.
Bulletin of Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice   (7) 49-68   2011   [Refereed]
A Survey of Teacher’s Use of “Questionnaires for Class Improvement
Saito, T., Hayata, Y., Nakamura, M., Mochizuki, T., Matsukawa, H.
Bulletin of Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice   (7) 29-48   2011   [Refereed]
Expressed Standards and Methodologies to Review the Educational Outcomes and Internal Quality Assurance Systems in Universities
Hayata, Y., Saito, T.
Bulletin of Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice   (7) 19-28   2011   [Refereed]
Report on the Implementation of Liberal Arts Education for Senior Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Nakamura, M., Hayata, Y., Mochizuki, T., Nakamura, A., Saito, T., Hattori, K.
Bulletin of Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice   (7) 9-18   2011   [Refereed]
Development and Evaluation of a Reporting System of the Student Course Evaluation Utilizing Data and Text Mining Technology
Matsukawa, H. Saito, T.
Japan Journal of Educational Technology   35(3) 217-226   2011   [Refereed]
Current Status of College of Technology and the Improvement through the Certified Evaluation and Accreditation by NIAD-UE
Nozawa, Y., Saito, T., Hayashi, T., Shibui, S.
Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation   (11) 1-28   2010   [Refereed]
Education Outcomes Indicators Required for University Evaluation: Surveys on “Accreditation” or “Certified Evaluation and Accreditation” for Universities
Saito, T., Mochizuki, T., Hayata, Y.
Bulletin of Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice   (6) 9-26   2010   [Refereed]
Model of Institutional Quality Enhancement Promoted by "Certified Evaluation and Accreditation": Comparative Analysis among Different Types of Higher Education Institutions
Kim, S., Hayashi, T. Saito, T.
Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation   (9) 19-42   2009   [Refereed]
A Meta-Analysis on e-Learning Effectiveness in Higher Education
Saito, T., Kim, S.
Japan Journal of Educational Technology   32(4) 339-350   2009   [Refereed]
Cognitive-affective Decision-making Processes in Choosing University: A Longitudinal Study of High School Students
Kusumi, T., Kuriyama, N., Saito, T., Ueichi, H.
The Japanese Journal of Career Education   26(1) 3-17   2008   [Refereed]
An Analysis of Recent Management Techniques Employed in Higher Education Institutes in Japan
Saito, T., Shibui, S.
Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation   (7) 33-52   2008   [Refereed]
Research on the Current Situation of Joint Degree Programs in Japanese Graduate Schools
Kuriyama, N., Saito, T., Mayekawa, S., Muta, H.
Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation   (8) 1-20   2008   [Refereed]
University Ratings in the Context of Corporate Ratings: Case Study of JCR
Shibui, S., Saito, T.
Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation   (6) 55-65   2007   [Refereed]
For Further Improvement of Universities: Evaluation of Evaluation Program Implemented by National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation in Japan
Saito, T., Hayashi, T.
The Japanese Journal of Evaluation Studies   7(1) 33-46   2007   [Refereed]
Case study (of Mismatch in the Labor Market): JAPAN
Takahiro Saito
Asian Productivity Organization ed., "Mismatch in the Labor Market: Asian Experience," Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo   160-223   2003
Strategy of Higher Education Reform in Thailand: Focusing on Introduction of Quality Assurance System
Morishita, M., Saito, T.
Journal of the Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine (Humanities and Social Sciences)   (54) 79-98   2003   [Refereed]
Patient Centered Hospital Management: A Case Study of the Kameda Medical Center
Saito, T.
Research in University Evaluation   (1) 173-193   2002   [Refereed]
A Case Study of the Activities on Quality Management: Japan Research Institute. Ltd.: Winner of the Japan Quality Award for 1998
Saito, T.
Research in University Evaluation   (1) 157-171   2002   [Refereed]
Key Issues on the Applicability of TQM to University Management: from the perspective of the differences between the business enterprise and university management
Saito, T.
Research in University Evaluation   (1) 105-127   2002   [Refereed]
Constraint Satisfaction and Analogy Underlying Decision Making Strategies: High School Students Choosing a University
Kuriyama, N., Ueichi, H., Saito, T. and Kusumi, T.
The Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology   49(4) 409-416   2001   [Refereed]
An Analysis of Identifying the Relationship between High School Students’ Motives for Entering Universities and Usefulness of Information on Those Universities
Yagi, S., Saito, T., Muta, H.
Career Guidance Study   20(1) 1-8   2000   [Refereed]
An Estimation of the Cost-effectiveness of the University of the Air Operated on a Nation-wide Scale
Saito, T. and Muta, H.
Research in Higher Education   29 171-186   1999   [Refereed]
Rate of Return of the University of the Air
Takahiro Saito, Hiromitsu Muta
University For All: A Decade of the University of the Air, The University of the Air   77-94   1998   [Invited]
The Impact of the Education of the University of the Air of Japan
Hiromitsu Muta, Takahiro Saito
University For All: A Decade of the University of the Air, The University of the Air   64-76   1998   [Invited]
Economics of the Expansion of the University of the Air of Japan
Hiromitsu Muta, Takahiro Saito
University For All: A Decade of the University of the Air, The University of the Air   45-63   1998   [Invited]
Effectiveness of the University of the Air of Japan
Takahiro Saito and Hiromitsu Muta
Higher Education   35 163-186   1998   [Refereed]
The Impact of the Education of the University of the Air on Its Graduates
Saito, T. and Muta, H.
Research in Higher Education   25 169-185   1996   [Refereed]
Comprehensive cost analysis of the University of the Air of Japan
Hiromitsu Muta and Takahiro Saito
Higher Education   28 325-353   1994   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Quality Assurance of Distance Education/ e-Learning: Report of the Asia Pacific Quality Network Project Group 3
Takahiro Saito
Asia Pacific Quality Network, Australia      2008
The Impact Analysis of Technical Assistance on Human Resource Development ? Ubon Institute for Skill Development (UBISD) in Thailand
   1996

Books etc

 
Economics of the Expansion of the University of the Air of Japan(jointly worked)
University For All: A Decade of the University of the Air, The University of the Air   1998   
The Impact of the Education of the University of the Air of Japan(jointly worked)
University For All: A Decade of the University of the Air, The University of the Air   1998   
Rate of Return of the University of the Air(jointly worked)
University For All: A Decade of the University of the Air, The University of the Air   1998   
Economics of the Expansion of the University of the Air of Japan(jointly worked)
G. Dhanarajan, P. K. Ip, K. S. Yuen and C. Swales (Eds.) "Economics of Distance Education: Recent Experience", Open Learning Institute Press, Hong Kong.   1994   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Institutional Research in Osaka University [Invited]
SAITO Takahiro, Akihito Hiromori, Yuichiro Wajima, Takashi Kikuta, Shota Fujii, Yuko Okajima
Lesson Series of IR Theory and Practice (1)   9 Dec 2016   
Development and Verification of Test for Computational Thinking in Programming
N. KURIYAMA, H. MORI, T. SAITO, S. MAYEKAWA, A. NISHIHARA, K. ANTO, T. MIYAGAWA, T. KADOWAKI, S. SHIOZAWA, Y. MIYAKITA, N. YAMAZAKI, Y. KAWARADA
日本教育工学会第34回大会   30 Sep 2018   
Development of Baseline Indicators for Dual Language Diploma Program of International Baccalaureate
SAITO Takahiro, Adam Gyenes, ISHIKURA Yukiko, SHIBUYA Maki, Beverley A Yamamoto
17th Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society   27 Nov 2016   
Influence of Programming Education to Teachers in Pepper CSR Project
T. SAITO, N. KURIYAMA, H. MORI, A. NISHIHARA, S. MAYEKAWA, K. ANTO, T. MIYAGAWA, T. KADOWAKI, S. SHIOZAWA, Y. MIYAKITA, N. YAMAZAKI, Y. KAWARADA
日本教育工学会第34回大会   28 Sep 2018   
A comparison of the expectations and self-reported competencies between the first cohort of IB Diploma students and their peers
Takahiro Saito
Comparative and International Education Society 2016 Conference   Mar 2016   
New Concept of Quality Improvement in Japanese Research Universities in Responding to the Stakeholders’ Needs
Takahiro Saito
ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance International Conference 2016   Mar 2016   
エビデンスに基づく教育事業の評価とアカウンタビリティ
Takahiro Saito
18th Annual Conference of Japan Evaluation Society   17 Dec 2017   
Undergraduates at Osaka University
Takahiro Saito
Session 5: Undergraduates at Research-Intensive Universities ? An International Comparative View, SERU Research Symposium   9 Jun 2015   
Student Experience Survey in Osaka University
Takahiro Saito
Senior Staff Meeting at the APRU Presidential Retreat and the 19th Annual Presidents Meeting (the Association for Pacific-Rim Universities)   Jun 2015   
Major Challenges of Graduate Education (in Japan)
Takahiro Saito
2nd SERU(Student Experience in the Research University)―International Research Conference   May 2014   
Curriculum Development in Programming Education for Elementary School Subjects
Kuriyama, N., Saito, T., Mori, H., Nishihara, A.
31st International Congress of Psychology   24 Jul 2016   
New Concept of University Evaluation and University Reform to Respond to the Social Needs
Takahiro Saito
The 1st International Forum on University Social Responsibility   Mar 2014   
Toward the Transformation of Student Learning in Our Changing Circumstances
Takahiro Saito
7th SERU Research Symposium   May 2013   
Internal Quality Assurance: A Shift from Quality Assurance to Value Maximization
Takahiro Saito
ASEAN Plus Three Forum on Quality Assurance in Higher Education   Oct 2012   
Finding the Best Path for Internal Quality Assurance: Pros and Cons of Management Techniques in Higher Education Institutions
Saito, T. and Shibui, S.
2009 Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference and Annual General Meeting   Mar 2009   
APQN Project Activities (Conclusion): Quality Assurance of Distance Education/ e-Learning
Saito, T.
2008 Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference and Annual General Meeting. (Tokyo (Makuhari Messe), Japan, February 2008)   Feb 2008   
APQN Project Activities: Quality Assurance of Distance Education/ e-Learning
Saito, T.
2007 Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference and Annual General Meeting   Feb 2007   
Challenges to Transcend Traditional Boundaries, Traditional Boundaries, and Its Quality Assurance: and Its Quality Assurance: Case Study in Japan
Saito, T.
2007 Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference and Annual General Meeting   Feb 2007   
Quality Assurance of E-learning in Higher Education - an Asian Perspective (Saito, T.)
Takahiro Saito
NIME (National Institute of Multimedia Education) International Symposium 2006: Development of Quality Assurance of e-Learning in Higher Education   Nov 2006   

Works

 
Mismatch in Labor Market
2000
Survey on Career Planning of High School Students
1998
Evaluation of University Management ria TQM
2001

Research Grants & Projects

 
Efficient Use of Educational Media in Distance Education
Project Year: 1992   
Educational Planning and Employment in Asia
Project Year: 1999   
Quality of University Management
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2000   
Quality Assurance of Higher Education