Japan fails to produce elite universities: global survey
Kyodo -- Sep 12
Japan remains the second most-represented country behind the United States in a list of the world's top 1,400 universities, but trails other countries in hosting elite institutions with only two listed in the top 200, a global survey showed Wednesday.

This year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings show Japan's increased presence in the listing of universities from 92 countries and regions, with 110 institutions now represented, up from 103 last year.

Despite the "impressive haul," only the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University made it to the top 200 list from Japan, fewer than China, Italy, Denmark and Belgium, among others, the report said.

The University of Tokyo stood as Japan's highest entrant in joint 36th place, six higher than last year, while Kyoto University maintained its 65th place.

News source: Kyodo
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