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University of Tokyo ranked No. 1 in Asia: global survey

University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo is once again the highest-performing tertiary institution in Asia, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Wednesday. The prestigious university moved up four places from last year to 23rd in this year’s table. Japan also solidified its position as Asia’s number one nation, with a total of five top-200 universities. Kyoto University was ... Read More »

UCR and Tohoku University begin joint project

Japan UCR

As Cindy Jones Daverin led a group of 10 Japanese students down a cactus-strewn hillside at the El Sobrante Landfill near Corona, she shouted out a warning. “Don’t touch these,” she said of the thorn-covered prickly pear. Most of the students had never before seen naturally growing cactus. “We were expecting cactus that looks like the ones in the cartoons,” ... Read More »

Japan: Universities to get 180 billion yen in govt. funds

University of Tokyo

The government plans to contribute 180 billion yen to state-run and private universities to encourage the development of practical applications for basic scientific research results. By using private funding as an incentive, the government aims to foster alliances between business and academic circles to create practical businesses from research results. The government will include the plan in its packages of ... Read More »

Asian universities catching up

Asian universities are gaining on their Western counterparts, according to the recently released Times Higher Education rankings. The annual evaluations of world universities found Asian universities doing better than ever before in the annual global rankings. Japan had 16 universities in the top 400, with the University of Tokyo ranking first in Asia, Kyoto University sixth, and the Tokyo Institute ... Read More »

Japan to organise education fair in Delhi, Bangalore

In a bid to enhance educational ties and to attract Indian students, Japan will soon be organising a special education fair in Delhi and Bangalore. The education fair, which is part of the Indian and Japanese government’s programme of building people-to-people ties, will be held in Delhi on August 30, and in Bangalore on September 1. A total of 11 ... Read More »

Tohoku University and imec partner to enhance research and collaboration efforts

Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) and imec signed a collaboration agreement in the presence of his Royal Highness Prince Philip of Belgium during the Belgian economic mission to Japan. Under the agreement, Tohoku University and imec will work closely together in various common areas of research, learning from each other’s expertise and leveraging each other’s strengths. The collaboration agreement sets the ... Read More »

Japan: 12 universities to launch forum on fall enrollment

University of Tokyo

Twelve leading universities have agreed to establish a forum of their presidents to discuss switching the start of the academic year to fall to conform to educational institutions overseas, the University of Tokyo said. One of the university’s seven executive vice presidents, Takao Shimizu, made the announcement during a news conference to unveil the final report by an in-house panel ... Read More »

Japanese universities lag US, UK in combined academic opinion poll

The University of Tokyo maintained its crown as Asia’s most prestigious higher education institution while Japan placed third behind the United States and Britain in overall university rankings, according to a global survey of academic opinion released. This year’s Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings placed the University of Tokyo in eighth position, the same as in the 2011 rankings, ... Read More »

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