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

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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 »

Japan: Universities use J-pop, manga to attract would-be students

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With declining enrollments at his junior college, Tokutaro Ushijima thinks he’s found one way to attract more students: pop idol training. The political philosophy professor at Nishi-Nippon Junior College, a two-year school in the southern city of Fukuoka, has found his cause celebre by starting the unconventional “Department of Media Promotion.” In its third year, Ushijima oversees 32 teenage and ... 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: 12 universities to launch forum on fall enrollment

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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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