Universities in Kyoto, Japan
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Kyoto
21 out of 24
  • Universities in Kyoto
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Universities in Kyoto
  • (21 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Kyoto
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Kyoto
  • 25 Mar, 2021: New edition of THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education. 15 universities in Kyoto ranked.
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Includes 10 universities from Kyoto.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Publication of Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific. Kyoto University ranked #13.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Anthropology) updated with Kyoto University ranked highest among 32 listed universities in Kyoto.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Kyoto

Engineering - Chemical
#16 
Kyoto University
Chemistry
#16 
Kyoto University
Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health
#27 
Kyoto University
Archaeology
#30 
Kyoto University
Agriculture & Forestry
#43 
Kyoto University
Linguistics
#65 
Kyoto University
Statistics
#151 
Kyoto University

Rankings of universities in Kyoto, Japan 2021

#1

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]


#2

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]


#3

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]

#4

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]


#5

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]


#6

Kyoto Sangyo University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
  • #73 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #115 
  • #543 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #103 
  • #101 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]

#7

Ryukoku University

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  • #99 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #169 
  • #620 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #107 
  • #101 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]

#8

Kyoto Prefectural University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (16 reviews)
  • #116 
  • #543 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #173 
  • #151 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #216 
  • #3839 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#9

Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

Student satisfaction: 2.1 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #77 
  • #502 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #121 
  • #1714 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #138 
  • #2740 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#10

Kyoto University of Education

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #102 
  • #533 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #220 
  • #3890 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #91 
  • #1476 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#11

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (127 reviews)
  • #73 
  • #73 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #306 
  • #6582 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#12

Kyoto Women's University

Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
  • #199 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #99 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #242 
  • #5355 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#13

Bukkyo University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (69 reviews)
  • #244 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #293 
  • #6296 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#14

Kyoto Tachibana University

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
  • #274 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #321 
  • #7051 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

Kyoto Koka Women's University

  • #272 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #348 
  • #7935 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#16

Otani University

  • #217 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #357 
  • #8289 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#17

Kyoto Notre Dame University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • #273 
  • #201 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]
  • #364 
  • #8580 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Kyoto University of Art and Design

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (86 reviews)
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  • #334 
  • #7522 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
  • #340 
  • #7708 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

Kyoto City University of Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (55 reviews)
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  • #358 
  • #8297 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

Hanazono University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
  • #384 
  • #9440 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#22

Kyoto Saga University of Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (10 reviews)

#23

Shuchiin University


#24

Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts


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 408.55 ¥
  • 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 96 university rankings.

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

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 Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Medicine & Health (Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto for Social Studies & Humanities (Archaeology). 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 Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Kyoto University.

Kyoto University is ranked best in Kyoto 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 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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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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