Universities in Kyoto, Japan
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Kyoto
22 out of 24
  • Universities in Kyoto
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Universities in Kyoto
  • (39 institution and 7 subject rankings)
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  • Universities in Kyoto
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Kyoto
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands published most recent results of CWTS Leiden Ranking. Includes 3 universities from Kyoto.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions updated with Kyoto University in position 32.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Latest Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Life Sciences) from Nature Index. 3 universities from Kyoto appear in this ranking.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings. Includes 4 universities from Kyoto.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Kyoto

Chemistry
#14 
Kyoto University
Modern Langugages
#21 
Kyoto University
Mathematics
#23 
Kyoto University
Classics & Ancient History
#24 
Kyoto University
Engineering - Chemical
#32 
Kyoto University
Anatomy & Physiology
#41 
Kyoto University
Education
#48 
Kyoto University
Art & Design
#51 
Kyoto University
Sports Related Subjects
#51 
Kyoto University
Agriculture & Forestry
#53 
Kyoto University

Rankings of universities in Kyoto, Japan 2022

#1

Kyoto University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (801 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #61 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #36 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #81 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

Ritsumeikan University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (344 reviews)
  • #111 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #89 
  • #489 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

Kyoto Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (192 reviews)
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  • #92 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #136 
  • #534 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#4

Doshisha University

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (1522 reviews)
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  • #45 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #123 
  • #521 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#5

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #433 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #77 
  • #1629 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#6

Kyoto Sangyo University

Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (231 reviews)
  • #91 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #120 
  • #517 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #105 
  • #101 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]


#7

Ryukoku University

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  • #113 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #173 
  • #578 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #110 
  • #101 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]

#8

Kyoto University of Education

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #144 
  • #544 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #85 
  • #1493 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
  • #131 
  • #3039 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#9

Kyoto Prefectural University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (16 reviews)
  • #96 
  • #498 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #156 
  • #151 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #144 
  • #2794 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]

#10

Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
  • #67 
  • #467 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #146 
  • #2829 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #210 
  • #5045 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#11

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (173 reviews)
  • #82 
  • #82 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #324 
  • #7121 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#12

Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (16 reviews)
  • #112 
  • #111 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #85 
  • #551 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]

#13

Kyoto Women's University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (59 reviews)
  • #157 
  • #151 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #106 
  • #651 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #278 
  • #6141 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#14

Bukkyo University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (70 reviews)
  • #204 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #288 
  • #6327 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#15

Kyoto Notre Dame University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
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  • #233 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #293 
  • #6400 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#16

Kyoto Koka Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (16 reviews)
  • #232 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #299 
  • #6579 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]
  • #51 
  • #601 
THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3)
[Published 27 April, 2022]

#17

Otani University

  • #249 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]
  • #376 
  • #9142 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#18

Kyoto Tachibana University

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (107 reviews)
  • #234 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 March, 2022]

#19

Kyoto University of Art and Design

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (171 reviews)
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  • #350 
  • #8201 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#20

Kyoto City University of Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (81 reviews)
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  • #363 
  • #8679 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#21

Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
  • #373 
  • #9033 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#22

Hanazono University

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
  • #395 
  • #10159 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#23

Kyoto Saga University of Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (31 reviews)

#24

Shuchiin University


Kyoto Key Facts for International Students

Population: 1460000

Time: GMT +9

District/province: Kyōto,

Living costs for students in Kyoto:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 102* (2% more expensive than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 144* (44% more expensive than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 94* (6% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 504.58 ¥
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 100 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 100 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Tasuku Honjo (Kyoto University, 2018)
 
Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University, 2012)
 
Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University, 2012)
 
Toshihide Maskawa (Kyoto Sangyo University, 2008)
 
Toshihide Maskawa (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University, 2008)
 
Koichi Tanaka (Shimadzu Corp., 2002)
 
Kenichi Fukui (Kyoto University, 1981)
 
Hideki Yukawa (Kyoto Imperial University, 1949)
 
Hideki Yukawa (Kyoto Imperial University, 1949)
 

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Kyoto University ranks #1 in Kyoto in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Kyoto Kyoto University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 51 rankings where Kyoto University is listed.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

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

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Social Studies & Humanities (Classics & Ancient History). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

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

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Medicine & Health (Anatomy & Physiology). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

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

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

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

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). 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 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 Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

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

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

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

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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 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%

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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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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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Webometrics

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

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