British higher education magazine “Times Higher Education (THE)” announced the “THE World University Rankings” for 10 on October 12, Japan time.The University of Oxford topped the list for the seventh year in a row.In the top 2023, the University of Chicago in the United States was replaced by Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, with seven in the United States and three in the United Kingdom.The University of Tokyo dropped four places from 7 to 10th, while Kyoto University fell seven places to 7th.

 This year, 104 schools from 1,799 countries/regions were included in the ranking. The number of schools will increase by 2021 from 137, a record high.By country/region, 177 schools in the United States again top the list, but this is down by 2021 schools from 6.This was followed by Japan with 117 schools (previous year: 118) and the United Kingdom with 103 schools (previous year: 101).

 In Japan, the University of Tokyo ranked 39th in the world, Kyoto University ranked 68th, and Tohoku University ranked 201–250.This was followed by Osaka University ranked 3st-251th (300st-301th last year) and Nagoya University ranked 350st-301th (350st-351th last year), each rising one band from 400.Osaka Public University, which was formed by the merger of Osaka City University and Osaka Prefecture University (both 2021+ in the previous year), ranked 1-1,201.The top private schools are Kansai Medical University (ranked 1,201-1,500 last year) and Occupational and Environmental Health University (ranked 601-800 last year).

◆ THE World University Rankings 2023
University of Oxford (UK)
2nd Harvard University (USA)
3rd place University of Cambridge (UK)
3rd place Stanford University (USA)
5th Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
6th California Institute of Technology (USA)
7th Princeton University (USA)
8th University of California, Berkeley (USA)
9th Yale University (USA)
10.Imperial College, University of London (UK)

 Harvard University (same as last year) is second in the ranking after Oxford University, and Cambridge University (tied for fifth last year) and Stanford University (fourth last year) are tied for third.California Institute of Technology, which tied for second place last year, dropped to sixth place.China's Tsinghua University and Peking University, which were tied for 2th place last year, both maintained their positions in the top 3, taking 5th and 4th places this year.The number of American universities ranked in the top 2 has been on a downward trend since peaking at 6 in 16, and 16 this time.The decline in the US position can be seen in various aspects, such as the total number of rankings and the number of top rankings.

Reference: [THE World University Rankings Japan Version] THE World University Rankings 2023 – University of Tokyo ranked 39th, Kyoto University ranked 68th 


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