Top Universities in Japan

What are the Top Universities in Japan? How well they performed in the world university rankings?

According to the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking 2008, there is a total of 10 Japanese institutions made it to the World Top 200 list. The University of Tokyo is ranked No. 1 in Japan and Top 20 in the world, followed by Kyoto (25th) and Osaka (44th):

Following are the Top 10 Japanese institutions in THES 2008 Ranking:
  1. Univ of Tokyo
  2. Kyoto Univ
  3. Osaka Univ
  4. Tokyo Institute of Technology
  5. Tohoku Univ
  6. Nagoya Uni
  7. Kyushu Uni
  8. Hokkaido Uni
  9. Waseda Uni
  10. Kobe Uni

Top Universities in Japan (by Asiaweek):

National Rank, Asian Rank, University
1 , 1 Kyoto Univ
2 , 2 Tohoku Univ
3 , 11 Nagoya Univ
4 , 15 Kyushu Uni
5 , 19 Hokkaido Uni
6 , 22 Keio Uni
7 , 29 Waseda Uni
8 , 49 Ochanomizu Uni
9 , 66 Aoyama Gakuin Uni
10 , 67 Ritsumeikan Uni
11 , 69 Doshisha Uni

Source: Aisaweek Asia's Best Universities 2000 (Multi-Disciplinary)

THES 2005 World Univ Rankings (Japan List):

National Rank, World Rank, Univ
1-(16)Tokyo Univ
2-(31)Kyoto Univ
3-(99)Tokyo Institute of Technology 
4-(105)Osaka U
5-(129)Nagoya U
6-(136)Tohoku U
7-(147)Hiroshima U
8-(157)Hokkaido U
9-(172)Kobe U
10-(198)Showa U

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