Top Universities in Japan 2011

Japan dominates in numbers with five universities in the top 10 list according to the QS Asian University Ranking 2011. Top of the Asia list is The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, followed by University of Hong Kong (2nd), and National University of Singapore (3rd).

The University of Tokyo is the highest ranked Japanese institution in the 2011 league table, rated 1st in the country and 4th in Asia, ahead of Kyoto University (7th in Asia), Osaka University (8th), Tokyo Institute of Technology (=9th), and Tohoku University (=9th).

A total of 8 universities in Japan made it to the Asian top 20 list. The other institutions are: Nagoya University (14th), Kyushu University (18th), and Hokkaido University (20th).

In the subject rankings of "Arts and Humanities", "Natural Sciences", "Life Sciences and Medicine", and "IT & Engineering", The University of Tokyo is ranked No. 1 in Asia. In the subject of Social Sciences, The University of Tokyo is ranked 1st in the country and 2nd in Asia, ahead of Kyoto University (2nd nationally and 6th regionally, and Waseda University (3rd nationally and 12th regionally).

The University of Tokyo is also the No. 1 Asian University in two indicators: Academic Peer Review, and Employer Review. Showa University is ranked 1st in Asia in the indicator "Student Faculty", followed by Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2nd place regionally.

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