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Overview of the National Institute for Educational Policy Research

1 History

NIER started out as the National Institute for Educational Research in June 1949 and conducted basic and practical research surveys concerning education.

In January 2001, following the central government restructuring, the institute was restructured and reorganized to become a comprehensive policy research body with a new name the "National Institute for Educational Policy Research". The purpose of the changes was to strengthen the role and characteristics of the institute as a research organization which contributes to the promotion and formulation of educational policy plans. The Curriculum Research Center and the Guidance and Counseling Research Center were established to work together with the governmment to carry out more specialized research surveys, as well as to enhance the support and recommendation functions of the institute.

April 2016 Establishment of the Early Childhood Education Research Center
Jun 2009 60th anniversary commemoration
January 2008 Moved to the current building (Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
April 2006 Mid-term goals are formulated
An academic ability survey group is set up in the Curriculum Research Center
April 2004 The Educational Facilities Research Center is established
April 2001 The Practical Social Education Research Center is established
The Educational Resources Research Center is reorganized
January 2001 Renamed the National Institute for Educational Policy Research Restructured and reorganized in accordance with the reorganization of government ministries
The Curriculum Research Center and the Guidance and Counseling Research Center are established
May 1989 Restructuring and reorganization of the research centers
May 1987 The Educational Information Center is established
May 1972 The Science Education and Research Center is established
June 1949 The National Institute for Educational Research is established

2 Staff

142 * As of April 1, FY2016 (except double-assigned personnel)

3 Budget

Cost e.g. administration costs 1,678,352,000yen
Cost e.g. projects 1,552,121,000yen
Total 3,230,473,000yen
   
Other external funds
(Science research costs)
103,700,000yen
* FY2015 budget
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