Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University



  • Position:Professor
  • Degree
    Ph.D. in Education, Cornell University
  • Background
    Researcher in Residence, Overseas Development Council(1996 -1997)
    Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University (1997-2003)
    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (2003-2006)
    Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (2006-present)
    Visiting Professor, the University of Tokyo (2011-2013)

Field of Specialization

Comparative and International Education, Educational Policy, Education and International Development, International Higher Education

Research Theme

Inclusive and Special Need Education in Developing Countries,
Internationalization/ Regionalization/ Globalization of Higher Education,
International Cooperation and Global Governance in Education

Major Works / Publications Awards


  • Kazuo Kuroda “Regional Integration and Cooperation in Higher Education in Asia” pp. 217-238, Satoshi Amako, Shunji Matsuoka and Kenji Horiuchi (eds.) Regional Integration in East Asia- Theoretical and Historical Perspectives, United Nations University Press, 2013
  • Deane Neubauer and Kazuo Kuroda (eds.) Mobility and Migration in Asian Pacific Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan, pp 1-239, 2012
  • Kazuo Kuroda “Educational Development Experience” Toshihisa Toyoda, Jun Nishikawa and Hiroshi Kan Sato eds. Economic and Policy Lessons from Japan to Developing Countries Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
  • Kazuo Kuroda and David Passarelli, “Modeling TNE (Transnational Education) Directions in Asia” The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, 1-50p, International Strategic Information Service, Dec. 2009


Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

Japan Comparative Education Society (Board Member), Japan Society for International Development (Board Member), Comparative and International Education Society

Service to Society

Member, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO,
Visiting Fellow, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute
Councilor, Asia-Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO

Research Project

MA: International Education Policy in the Globalizing World
PhD: Policy Analysis of Comparative and International Education

Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects

The objective of this project research is to approach various aspects of international education, which faces contrasting demands of “Education for All” and “Education for the Knowledge Economy,” and to explore and suggest the future directions of educational policies and international cooperation/exchange in education. In this project research, students are expected to utilize one (or more) of four academic disciplines, namely, political science, economics, sociology and anthropology, to approach educational development of their area of interest or international exchange/cooperation activities in the field of education. Alternatively, students may approach the issues from the perspectives of educational sub-sectors, such as inclusive education, higher education and quality of education after they learn significant technical knowledge on these sub-sectors.

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