01 April 2019
Times Higher Education (THE) has just released the latest edition of the Japan University Rankings. Along with the THE US and Europe rankings, these attempt to provide information about teaching-related indicators that might be helpful to students and other stakeholders. The results are therefore different from those produced by research-based rankings.
There are sixteen indicators this year, of which three are new, grouped into four pillars as follows:
- Resources (34%) comprising finance, faculty per student, research output, research grants, and university entrance exam scores
- Engagement (30%) including global talent development, student ability development, and three metrics derived from a student survey
- Outcomes (16%): employer and academic reputation
- Environment (20%) consisting of international staff and students, international exchange programmes, and courses in a foreign language.
The top ten universities are:
- University of Kyoto
- University of Tokyo
- Tohoku University
- Kyushu University
- = Hokkaido University
- = Nagoya University
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Osaka University
- University of Tsukuba
- Akita International University.
The top universities for the four pillars are:
Resources; University of Tokyo
Engagement; Akita International University
Outcomes; Kyoto University
Environment; Akita International University.
Times Higher Education