The best universities in Japan

If you are interested in going to study in Japan, but have not yet decided which university to go to, here is a list of the 10 best universities in Japan according to international opinion.

Kobe University

10. Kobe University. Kobe University has an excellent reputation as a recently founded university. The university was created in 1949, after the Second World War.

Tsukuba University

9. Tsukuba University. It is considered one of the oldest universities, founded in 1872. Its strong academic traditions have propelled it to the top 10 of the best universities in Japan. The University of Tsukuba is in position 172 in the world according to QS World University Rankings, and among his former students there are 3 nobel prizes. Also, it is the largest campus in Japan.

Nagoya University

8. Nagoya University. The core values ​​of this university promote the intelligentsia they are courage and independent thinking. Among his accomplishments are four nobel prize winners. The university has a very healthy international environment, with 13% of its students coming from abroad.

Tohoku University

7. Tohoku University. This university is in the top 50 universities in the world. Its three core principles are: research, an open-door policy, and research-oriented practice and education.

Hokaido University

6. Hokkaido University. It is a small university in Sapporo, located in position 193 in the world according to QS World University Rankings.

Tokyo Institute of Technology

5. Tokyo Institute of Technology. Located in 37th place in the Engineering and Technology area in 2009, according to Academic Ranking of World Universities, this university is a good option to go to study engineering.

Keio University

Four. Keio University. This is the oldest university in Japan (1858). It is connected to the political area, since three of its graduates have been prime ministers in Japan. Currently 2.4% of the 500 most powerful entrepreneurs in the world are Keio graduates. However, it needs to attract foreign students, since it is only in position 320 in the world.

Osaka University

3. Osaka University. Osaka University is ranked 43rd in the world. It is particularly strong in the areas of law, natural science, technology, and medicine.


Kyoto University

2. Kyoto University. This is the second oldest university, and it is promoted as a university that favors the “spirit of freedom.” Six of its graduates have Nobel prizes. Because it is located in a city full of temples and shrines, it is a good university if Japanese culture attracts you.

University of Tokyo

1. University of Tokyo. The University of Tokyo is the best evaluated in Asia, being in position 21 worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Other evaluations place it in position number 6. The University of Tokyo dates back to the academic institutions of the Edo period, and has more than 30 thousand students, of which 6.5% are foreigners.