Todai No. 24 on U.S. list of top 500 world universities
The Japan News -- Oct 31
The University of Tokyo came in 24th in the top 500 global university rankings compiled recently by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

The institution is ahead of any other universities in Asia. The magazine produced the top 500 rankings for the first time.

Harvard University topped the global rankings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology came second and the University of California, Berkeley was third. Eight of the top 10 universities are U.S. institutions, and two are British.

Including the University of Tokyo, 17 Japanese universities are among the top 500. Of them, Kyoto University ranked 60th, Osaka University 111th, Tohoku University 129th and the Tokyo Institute of Technology 164th.

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