Tohoku University took the top spot for the first time in the Japan University Rankings 2020, which was compiled by The Times Higher Education (THE), a British higher education information magazine, in partnership with the Benesse Group.Tohoku University has been highly evaluated for its internationality and educational achievements from the 3rd place in the previous year, and has overtaken Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.

 According to THE, Kyoto University is second, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo Institute of Technology are third, and Kyushu University is fifth.This is followed by Hokkaido University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, University of Tsukuba, and Akita International University.This is the first time that Tokyo Institute of Technology has entered the top three.National universities occupy nine of the top ten, and Akita International University is the only public university.The strength of the former Imperial University stands out this year as well.

 The highest level of private universities is the 11th International Christian University, which is the same as the previous year. Waseda University is 13th, Keio University is 14th, Sophia University is 20th, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is 21st, and Ritsumeikan University is 33rd.

 The evaluation was made on four items: educational resources, educational fulfillment, educational achievements, and internationality.At private universities, it was highly evaluated for its internationality, and it was conspicuous that it was ranked higher.The number of schools targeted for this ranking is 4, and 278 schools such as Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, which is ranked 55th, are ranked for the first time.

reference:[THE World University Rankings Japan Version] "THE World University Rankings Japan Version 2020" Tohoku University becomes the first top

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