the Times Higher Education The 2022 Japanese University Rankings are designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families as they make one of the most important decisions of their lives – whom to entrust with their education.
The methodology includes 16 performance indicators, three of which are based on the THE Survey of Japanese students.
See the Japan University Rankings 2022 methodology
The ranking is led by Tohoku University for the third consecutive year, while the University of Tokyo moves up one place to second and Osaka University moves up two places to third.
Tokyo University topped the resource pillar after a one-year hiatus, while Kyoto University again topped the outcome pillar, and Akita International University again topped the commitment.
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is now number one for the environment, having overtaken Akita International.
The 2022 ranking includes 273 universities. Pillar scores are only provided when the university is in the top 200 for that pillar, and those ranked between 150 and 200 receive a cluster score.
The metric on international exchange programs uses last year’s ranking scores, due to the instability caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as explained here.
Read our analysis of the Japan University Rankings 2022 results
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