Oct 31, 2019

Rikkyo ranked 26th among domestic universities in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2020



Rikkyo University tied for the 26th place among domestic universities in the World University Rankings, released on September 12 by Times Higher Education (THE), a British educational journal. The university has provided its data for the rankings since last year.

THE World University Rankings 2020 covers about 1,400 universities across the world and ranks them based on their scores in the five metrics of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

In the latest rankings, Rikkyo received a high score in the international outlook metric, becoming the third highest among Japanese universities. The metric consists of three indicators: the proportion of international students, international staff and international collaboration in writing academic articles.

  • Overall rankings Tied for the 801-1,000th place.
  • Domestic rankings Tied for the 26th place.

Please refer to the THE official website for details regarding the rankings and metrics.
Rankings Name of university 
 36  University of Tokyo
 65  Kyoto University
 601–800  Keio University
 601–800  Kindai University
 601–800  Waseda University
 801–1,000  Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
 801–1,000  ★Rikkyo University
 801–1,000  Tokyo University of Science
 1,000+  Aoyama Gakuin University
 1,000+  Chuo University
 1,000+  Doshisha University
 1,000+  Hosei University
 1,000+  Kwansei Gakuin University
 1,000+  Meiji University
 1,000+  Ochanomizu University
 1,000+  Ritsumeikan University
 1,000+  Sophia University
 1,000+  Yokohama National University

(The above chart is an excerpt from the THE World University Rankings 2020)

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