Oct 06, 2023

Rikkyo University ranked top among Japanese private universities in the International Outlook category of Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2024



Rikkyo University ranked first among Japanese private universities in the International Outlook metric for the fourth consecutive year, according to the World University Rankings 2024 released on September 28, 2023, by Times Higher Education (THE), a British educational journal. Rikkyo tied for 41st position among Japanese universities in the overall standings. Rikkyo has been offering requisite data to the THE World University Rankings since 2018.

The 2024 rankings cover more than 1,900 universities around the world. They are ranked according to their scores in the five categories of teaching, research environment, research quality, international outlook and industry.

Rikkyo scored fourth-highest in the International Outlook metric among all Japanese universities (top among private universities). Its ranking is based on three indicators: the proportion of international students over Japanese students; that of international teaching staff compared with Japanese counterparts; and international collaboration in writing academic articles.

Most high-ranking universities have schools or departments related to medicine. Even though it does not have such a school or department, Rikkyo tied for 41st place in the overall rankings among domestic universities.

  • Tied for 1,201-1,500th place in the overall rankings
  • Tied for 41st place in the domestic rankings
  • Ranked 4th in the International Outlook metric among Japanese universities (top among private universities)

Please refer to the THE official website for details regarding the rankings and metrics.

Ranking Name of university
29 University of Tokyo
55 Kyoto University
601-800 Keio University
801-1,000 Waseda University
1,001-1,200 Kindai University
1,201-1,500 ★Rikkyo University
1,201-1,500 Ritsumeikan University
1,201-1,500 Tokyo University of Science
1,201-1,500 Yokohama National University
1,501+ Aoyama Gakuin University
1,501+ Chuo University
1,501+ Doshisha University
1,501+ Hosei University
1,501+ Kansai University
1,501+ Kwansei Gakuin University
1,501+ Meiji University
1,501+ Sophia University
(Above chart is an excerpt from the THE World University Rankings 2024. Names of the universities appear alphabetically in the rankings)

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