Japan has become increasingly established as a top location for international PhD study. One reason is that the Japanese government’s Top Global University Project has granted additional funding for 37 universities to improve their international connections and recruitment.
With all this in mind, we’ve taken a look at how Japanese universities are currently performing in the global rankings.
|University||THE 2021||QS 2021||ARWU 2020|
|The University of Tokyo||=36||24||26|
|Tokyo Institute of Technology||301-350||56||101-150|
|University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan||351-400||-||-|
|Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)||401-500||362||601-700|
|University of Tsukuba||401-500||265||-|
|Fujita Health University||501-600||-||-|
|The University of Aizu||601-800||-||-|
|Jikei University School of Medicine||601-800||-||-|
|Kansai Medical University||601-800||-||-|
|Nippon Medical School||601-800||-||-|
|Yokohama City University||601-800||465||801-900|
|Information in this table is based on the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Visit their websites for more information.|
With a multitude of its universities in the global top 100, Japan performs well as an international study destination. Its emphasis on technological developments also makes the country an innovative location for students wishing to study in scientific fields.
But university rankings are not always that clear when it comes to PhD study. For a few extra tips on how to use them wisely be sure to read our guide to PhD rankings.
Last updated - 29/03/2021