Research Interest:

  • Higher Education, School-based Management, Vietnam


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University (March 2014)
  • Master of Research in Educational and Social Research, Institute of Education, London University (September 2011)
  • Master of Economics, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University (March 2000)


  • Kobe University (Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies), Kobe (April 2014 -)
  • World Bank (Education), Dhaka (February 2014 – )
  • PADECO Co., Ltd. (Education Development Division), Tokyo (July 2006 – December 2013)
  • JOCV 16-1, Dodoma Municipality (Education Department), Tanzania (July 2004 – July 2006)
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers Consulting Co., Ltd., Tokyo (April 2000 – March 2004)


  • Nakata, S. (2014). Equitable Access to Higher Education in Vietnam: Effects of Government Financial Support for Low Income Students. (Doctoral dissertation). Kobe University: Japan.
  • Nakata, Shiro, and Shinichiro Tanaka. 2012. “Roles and Challenges of African Higher Education Institutions Toward the Development of Science Technology.” African Education Research Forum (3)

Academic Associations

  • Comparative International Education Society
  • Japan Society for International Development
  • Japan Comparative Education Society

Academic Conference Presentation

  • The 47thConference, Japan Comparative Education Society (Long-term Impacts and Factors for Sustainability in JICA’s Girls Education Project in Yemen)
  • The 49th Conference, Japan Comparative Education Society (Equitable Access to Higher Education in Vietnam: Effects of Financial Assistances)
  • The 8thConference, African Education Research Forum (How does School-based Management Reform Affects Students’ Learning Performance?)
  • International Education Development Forum 2012 (Determinants of Access to Higher Education in Vietnam)

Language/ Skills

  • Japanese (Native), English (Fluent), Swahili (Fluent),
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Database (Access, Oracle)

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar

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