Japanese education is qualitative, intense and comprehensive—and did you expect anything less from one of the most developed countries in the world? Because of the country’s favorable reputation among foreigners, it attracts many international students every year. Moreover, the country houses some of the internationally-acclaimed universities in the world.
In this article, you will come across 5 Japanese universities which you should consider for higher education. The parameters considered include student-teacher ratio, academic curriculum, international and domestic reputation and engagement of students. Keeping these in mind, let us see what those universities are and what makes them what they are.
- The University of Tokyo.
It is most likely that you know this university—and if you do not, you should now because it is the best university in Japan and among the top performing Asian universities in world rankings. Tokyo University, or Todai, is the oldest imperial university which was founded in the year 1887. It offers a wide range of academic courses, from undergraduate to Ph.D. level. This year, the university took the 26th place in the prestigious CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking. The prestige of the university lies in the fact that it has produced many notable alumni many of which have become world leaders. It has to its name 17 Prime Ministers of the country, 3 winners of Pritzker Prize, 7 Nobel laureates and 3 astronauts. Clearly, its accomplishments are beyond ordinary, and it promises anyone who becomes a part of it a bright and endearing future.
- The University of Kyoto.
Tailing close to Todai¸ Kyoto University is presently the second most prestigious university in the country and was recently ranked 44th in the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking. It is best known for its research-oriented academic curriculum and international exposure. It was founded in the year 1897. Many great personalities have studied here, particularly well-renowned researchers who have gone on to win prestigious awards worldwide. The University has been home to 18 Nobel Laureates, a winner of Gauss Prize, winner of John Maddox Prize and 2 Fields Medalist. It is to be noted that the University is credited for having most Nobel Laureates from all universities in Asia.
- The University of Osaka.
Standing at the 3rd spot, Osaka University is one of the best universities when it comes to astronomy, physics, dentistry, and chemical engineering. It was established in the year 1724 but became an Imperial University in 1931. Presently, it is on the 90th place on the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2019. However, it ranks among the top 50 in the fields mentioned above. The University has a well-connected network of researchers who studied there and enjoys an incredible international reputation. Its alumni network includes a winner of Lasker Award, a Nobel Laureate, and a winner of Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine among many others.
- Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech, Tokodai or TITech).
One of the brightest names in the field of technological research is that Tokyo Institute of Technology. It is, especially, notable for its courses on engineering and practical science, earning it a place at 113rd in the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2019. It gets near perfect scores in the parameters considered, particularly in the area of publication of research papers.
With its reputation in research, it is natural to expect a great alumni base. The University has been home to the present Chancellor of the Tehran University, the developer of Flash Memory, the inventor of the CPU Intel 4004, a Nobel laureate in the field of Chemistry, and a world-renowned economist.
- Nagoya University.
Ranking at 99th in the CEOWORLD magazine University Rankings 2019, Nagoya University is one of the gems of the Japanese Higher Education system. It was founded in the year 1939 and has attained an international reputation of supreme quality in a short span of time. It receives exemplary scores in the areas of international research network and student-teacher ratio. The University has produced many great researchers which include almost 1/3rd of the total Nobel Laureates in the field of science from Japan. It has been home to a Fields Medalist, many mathematicians, former CEO of Toyota Motor, and a handful of well-renowned physicists including one of the developers of the principle of supersymmetry.
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