Japan University Rankings 2022

The Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings 2022 are designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education.

The methodology includes 16 performance indicators, with three of the metrics drawing on the THE Japan Student Survey.

View the Japan University Rankings 2022 methodology

The ranking is led by Tohoku University for the third consecutive year, while the University of Tokyo rises one place to second and Osaka University rises two places to third.

The University of Tokyo leads the resources pillar after a one-year hiatus, while Kyoto University once again tops the outcomes pillar and Akita International University again leads on engagement.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is now number one for environment, after overtaking 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 are given a banded score.

The metric on international exchange programmes uses scores from last year’s ranking, because of 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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