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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the website of Network of Accreditation Bodies for Engineering Education in Asia (NABEEA). On this website, you will find the goals, meetings, members and related information of NABEEA.

NABEEA was formally established on August 8, 2007 at the first General Assembly meeting in Penang, Malaysia. Our goal, as a loose network, is to exchange information of the engineering education and the accreditation system among the countries/economies in Asia, identification of the similarities and dissimilarities, and to seek for the harmonization of the accreditation systems.

Our members are accreditation agencies and engineering education bodies who play an active role to enhance, not only in their own jurisdictions but also in the greater Asian region, the quality of engineering education through accreditation for engineering education. Our associate members are engineering organizations who dedicate their knowledge and services for the betterment of the engineering profession. Together, we are making a difference in the training of the future engineers in Asia.

Since our inception, our members have been working on many projects: The Rules and Procedures of NABEEA (lead by ABEEK) anchors and shapes our network as we continue to develop and progress; The Glossary of Terminologies for Accreditation of Engineering Education (lead by IEET) is meant to formulate a common understanding and practice of accreditation for engineering education; The Report on Issues in Engineering Education Accreditation in Asian Jurisdictions (lead by IES) serves as an effective mechanism to showcase the characteristics of the members’ accreditation systems and their engineering profession. Meanwhile, we continue to develop more projects that are of key concerns of our members. Collectively, these projects demonstrate that NABEEA is a learning organization and a source for information , improvement and mutual cooperation.

If you are already a member of NABEEA, please visit our website on a regular basis. If you are not yet a NABEEA member, please consider to join us!

Sincerely Yours,

Jia-Yush Yen, Ph.D.
Chair of NABEEA (January 2010 – to date)
Deputy Secretary General,
Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET)

As the chair, I would like to share the privilege of celebrating the newly established Network of Accreditation Bodies for Engineering Education in Asia (NABEEA). it was first proposed at the JABEE Symposium/Workshop on December 15-16 at Tokyo, and was established on August 8, 2007 at the first general assembly meeting in Penang, Malaysia.

The goal of NABEEA, as a loose network, is to exchange information of the engineering education and the accreditation system among the countries/economies in Asia, identification of the similarities and dissimilarities, and to seek for the harmonization of the accreditation systems. As a natural consequence of this activity, we may come to the point where we feel some kind of stronger agreement of substantial equivalency is desirable. We then will go further to start a new agreement or accord, in which each member will assure the mutual equivalency of the engineering education.

At the present stage, we are still at the lowest level. However, to proceed to the higher level, we had set the three working groups led by ABEEK, IEET and IES, the result of these working groups will be reported at the 2nd General Meeting, which is expected this coming September in Japan.

Among the attendees of the meeting at Penang, eight accreditation bodies have joined NABEEA as full members and four engineering registration/licensing agencies as associate members. We hope the groups from other countries/economies will join us for the grading-up and development of the better engineering education and for the promotion of mutual cooperation for better accreditation systems in Asia.

Masataka Tanigaki
Chair of NABEEA (August 2007 – January 2010)
Chairman of the International Committee,
Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE)

 
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