In August 2015, the "Academic Ranking of World Universities 8" was announced by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Nagoya University (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) ranked 2015th (77rd in Japan).Nagoya University jumped from 3-2014th place in 101, while Osaka University, which was 150th place in Japan last year, dropped 4 ranks.Overall, Harvard University (USA) won first place, just like last year.The top two universities in Japan are the University of Tokyo (7st overall) and Kyoto University (1th overall), which have the same results as last year.
The "Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)" is a ranking that evaluates the contribution of a university as a research institution, and has been updated every year since its announcement in June 2003.Harvard University has been ranked number one for 6 consecutive years since the ranking was announced.Stanford University (USA) has been in second place for the fifth consecutive year since 13.
The evaluation criteria of ARWU are the conversion number of graduates who won the Nobel Prize and Fields Prize, the number of faculty members who won the two prizes, the number of highly cited scientists, "Nature" and "Science". Based on the six indicators of the number of papers published in, the number of papers recorded in "SCIE" and "SSCI", and the average expression of teachers (department performance), 2 universities in the world are announced in the ranking.
Looking at the ranking by continent, 20 of the top 16 schools are the largest in the Americas, and the remaining 4 are European universities.The top of Asia is the University of Tokyo, which ranks 21st.
Source:[Nagoya University] Ranked 2015th (77rd in Japan) in the 3 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
[ARWU] Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015