5 Japanese Universities Land In Top 100 World Rankings
Five Japanese academic institutions made the Top 100 list of the 2023 edition of the world university rankings released on June 9 by a British university evaluation agency, with the University of Tokyo ranking 23rd, the highest among Japanese colleges, Shimpei Torii reported for Mainichi Japan.
Photo Insert: The University of Tokyo ranked 23rd on the Top 100 list and is highest among all Japanese universities.
For the 2023 edition the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings ranked 1,418 universities worldwide, with 50 universities from Japan included. This is one of two globally recognized college rankings. The other is from Times Higher Education (THE).
QS bases its rankings on six indicators, including reputation among over 150,000 academics, the number of papers cited per faculty member, which indicates the impact of research, and the faculty member-to-student ratio.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States ranked first for the 11th year in a row, followed by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in second place and Stanford University in the United States in third place.
The National University of Singapore ranked 11th among Asian countries and regions for the fifth consecutive year, while Peking University and Tsinghua University of China, which has continued to make rapid progress, ranked 12th and 14th, respectively.
For the second year in a row, the University of Tokyo was ranked 23rd, followed by Kyoto University at 36th, Tokyo Institute of Technology at 55th, Osaka University at 68th, and Tohoku University at 79th.
Nagoya University was ranked 112th, Kyushu University was ranked 135th, Hokkaido University was ranked 141st, and Keio University was ranked 197th.