Universities in Japan
- Rankings & Reviews -

Japan
498 out of 708
  • Universities in Japan
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
32
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Japan
  • (25 institution and 7 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Japan
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Japan

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Japan
  • 29 Mar, 2021: Publication of US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Law). St. Catherine University with highest ranking among universities in Japan ranked #168.
  • 25 Mar, 2021: THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education updated with Tohoku University ranked highest among 274 listed universities in Japan.
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 177 universities from Japan appear in this ranking.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific updated with Kanazawa University ranked highest among 4 listed universities in Japan.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Japan

Physics
#3 
University of Tokyo
Dentistry
#5 
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Geography
#13 
University of Tokyo
Engineering - Chemical
#16 
Kyoto University
English Language & Literature
#37 
University of Tokyo
Art & Design
#38 
University of Tokyo
Library & Information Management
#40 
University of Tsukuba
Agriculture & Forestry
#43 
Kyoto University
Statistics
#151 
Kyoto University

Rankings of universities in Japan 2021

#1

University of Tokyo

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1264 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #36 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #24 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #29 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Kyoto University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (741 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #54 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #38 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #78 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (326 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #56 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #255 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Osaka University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (121 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #72 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #106 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Tohoku University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (165 reviews)
  • #3 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #79 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #152 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Nagoya University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (86 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #110 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #186 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Kyushu University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (119 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #124 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #189 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Hokkaido University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (300 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #139 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #207 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

University of Tsukuba

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (397 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #265 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #271 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

Keio University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (288 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #191 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #248 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

Waseda University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (1225 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #189 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #378 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (123 reviews)
  • #9 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #362 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #345 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

Kobe University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #403 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #333 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

Hiroshima University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (177 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #321 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #341 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

Chiba University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
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  • #31 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #488 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #367 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

Yokohama City University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (120 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #465 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #401 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

Okayama University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #571 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #373 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #29 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #40 
  • #464 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#19

Kanazawa University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (142 reviews)
  • #61 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #591 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #404 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

Niigata University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (130 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #49 
  • #471 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

Kumamoto University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (116 reviews)
  • #71 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #561 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #389 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#22

Tokyo University of Science

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
  • #51 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #451 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#23

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #45 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #435 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#24

Osaka City University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (62 reviews)
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  • #92 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #66 
  • #489 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#25

Osaka Prefecture University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (105 reviews)
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  • #95 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #58 
  • #482 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#26

Ritsumeikan University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (147 reviews)
  • #98 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #82 
  • #510 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#27

Shinshu University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #113 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #428 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#28

University of Tokushima

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • #42 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #423 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#29

Nagasaki University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #85 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #433 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#30

Gifu University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (56 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #55 
  • #478 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#31

University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #465 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #984 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#32

Yokohama National University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (87 reviews)
  • #75 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #41 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #91 
  • #519 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#33

Teikyo University

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (36 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #75 
  • #501 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #1044 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#34

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (73 reviews)
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  • #76 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #109 
  • #538 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#35

Kagoshima University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (102 reviews)
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  • #59 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #461 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#36

Fujita Health University

Student satisfaction: 2.8 / 5.0 (51 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #479 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1148 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#37

Gunma University

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
  • #38 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #455 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#38

Tokai University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
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  • #41 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #47 
  • #471 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#39

Saitama University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
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  • #103 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #100 
  • #531 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#40

Nagoya Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (59 reviews)
  • #87 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #78 
  • #503 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#41

Rikkyo University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (363 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #42 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #150 
  • #587 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#42

Kyoto Institute of Technology

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  • #74 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #114 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]

#43

Sophia University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (639 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #164 
  • #612 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#44

Yamaguchi University

Student satisfaction: 3.0 / 5.0 (128 reviews)
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  • #69 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #40 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #50 
  • #473 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#45

Jikei University School of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #63 
  • #485 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #1360 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#46

Hitotsubashi University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (117 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #501 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #172 
  • #627 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #151 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]


#47

Nippon Medical School

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  • #18 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #76 
  • #502 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #116 
  • #111 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#48

Juntendo University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (254 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #405 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #1234 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#49

Kansai Medical University

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (15 reviews)
  • #15 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #60 
  • #483 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #166 
  • #151 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#50

Doshisha University

Student satisfaction: 2.9 / 5.0 (1334 reviews)
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  • #107 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #105 
  • #536 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#51

Tokyo Medical University

Student satisfaction: 3.1 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #51 
  • #473 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #1187 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#52

University of KinDAI Himeji

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #409 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #69 
  • #69 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#53

Meiji University

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  • #77 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #45 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #117 
  • #546 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#54

Aoyama Gakuin University

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  • #89 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #142 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]

#55

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #415 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #115 
  • #111 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#56

The University of Electro-Communications

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #109 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #121 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #44 
  • #1321 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#57

Kurume University

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #440 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #171 
  • #151 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#58

Hyogo College of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #61 
  • #484 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #113 
  • #111 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#59

Ehime University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #108 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #81 
  • #509 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #1238 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#60

Chuo University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (283 reviews)
  • #101 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #143 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #50 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#61

Kwansei Gakuin University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (621 reviews)
  • #72 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #108 
  • #537 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #48 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#62

Kochi University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
  • #65 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #94 
  • #525 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #52 
  • #1390 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#63

Shimane University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (28 reviews)
  • #112 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #103 
  • #533 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #79 
  • #79 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#64

Nagaoka University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (54 reviews)
  • #84 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #123 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #25 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]

#65

Yamagata University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #68 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #465 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #1390 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#66

University of the Ryukyus

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
  • #100 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #125 
  • #555 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #61 
  • #1452 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#67

University of Toyama

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (82 reviews)
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  • #53 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #52 
  • #474 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #1281 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#68

Saga University

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  • #102 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #57 
  • #481 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #77 
  • #77 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]

#69

Akita University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
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  • #82 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #130 
  • #558 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #46 
  • #46 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#70

Toyohashi University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (546 reviews)
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  • #55 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #135 
  • #564 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #36 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


Japan Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +9

Telephone country code: +81

  • Religion:
  • Buddhism, Shintoism  90%
  • Christianity  2%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  7%
  • Other religions: Islam, Baha'i Faith  1%
  • Largest cities in Japan:
  • 1. Tokyo: 8,300,000
  • 2. Yokohoma: 3,600,000
  • 3. Osaka: 2,600,000
  • 4. Nagoya: 2,200,000
  • 5. Sapporo: 1,900,000

Largest international airport in Japan:

Narita International Airport (NRT): 39.053.652 Passengers/Year; 3 Terminals; 63 km. from Tokyo city center

Nobel prize laureates:
Akira Yoshino (Asahi Kasei Corporation, 2019)
 
Akira Yoshino (Meijo University, 2019)
 
Tasuku Honjo (Kyoto University, 2018)
 
Yoshinori Ohsumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2016)
 
Satoshi Ōmura (Kitasato University, 2015)
 
Takaaki Kajita (University of Tokyo, 2015)
 
Isamu Akasaki (Meijo University, 2014)
 
Isamu Akasaki (Nagoya University, 2014)
 
Hiroshi Amano (Nagoya University, 2014)
 
Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University, 2012)
 

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FAQ

University of Tokyo ranks #1 in Japan in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Japan Kyoto University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 33 rankings where Kyoto University is listed.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Natural Sciences (Physics). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

Tokyo Medical and Dental University is ranked best in Japan for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Japan for Engineering (Engineering - Chemical). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tokyo is ranked best in Japan for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the University of Tokyo.

University of Tsukuba is ranked best in Japan for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the University of Tsukuba.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Japan for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Japan for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Resources 34%
Engagement 30% (teaching)
Environment 20% (diversity)
Outcomes 16% (employability)

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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