Jan 28, 2016
What is the current ranking for top 10 universities in Japan?
I am interested about the authentic ranking for universities in Japan. Can anybody give a clear idea for that?
According to the Times Higher Education listing (2015), Japan's tops universities are; University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology. I don't know how reliable this list is though. Here's the link https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2015/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25
We Japanese usually set ranking depending on difficulty to enter. I guess most of all Japanese people agree that Tokyo Univ is the top in Japan. In eastern Japan, Tokyo Univ is the top, while in western Japan, Kyoto Univ is the top, both are national universities. However, they are not definite answer because some univ have fame on specific department. For example, Keio univ is the top on Medical, Chuo Univ is famous for Law, and many Japanese politicians are from Political Science department in Waseda Univ. In addition, recently, some universities in rural area establish new departments which are focusing on success in job-hunting. So the ranking might change in near future if those new departments succeed.